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Caroline Richardson

My Birth Stories

The next morning, my husband was called back and I was transferred to a delivery room as I had managed to get to 7cm dilated.  I was granted an epidural and after eighteen hours of contractions this was heaven!  I was finally allowed a cup of tea and at lunchtime, some food. This turned out to be a mistake…

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Pascale Louis – The Journey Blogger

The Beauty in our Imperfections

In life, there are some of us who wake up every day in a society where the general public wants and expects people to be someone other than who they are. Having to step into the world feeling pressured to pretend, emulate and impress, can lead to feeling scared, shame, and unworthy. I personally know how this feels.

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Leah Castle

5 Hacks To Help With Meal Prep

We often hear about meal prepping but even that alone sounds like a chore and time-consuming activity. It doesn’t necessarily have to be. Below are five tips I follow when it comes to ‘food prepping’ to help make sure I can get healthy and nutritious meals on the table quickly!

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Kristen Kehl

The Family Bed

I didn’t really plan to be a co-sleeping parent, it just happened organically. As a newborn, both my kids slumber in sleep baskets in the bed with my husband and me. They both transitioned to their own rooms in a crib, after six weeks or so. We read the books and followed the to-do’s of sleep safety like every parent should. It was around four months old when…

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Natalie Martinez

Nat’s Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Craving Loaded Baked Potato Soup but not all of the calories? This recipe is naturally wheat free, and can easily be made to be vegetarian and even vegan! There is no need for a roux with bleached flour because the natural starches in potatoes help thicken the stock, and blending cooked potatoes helps create a thick and creamy base.

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Kristen Kehl

Why My Toddler Is Whining

“Mommy. No! That’s teddy’s blanket,” she whines to me. The blanket she is referring to is a striped burp cloth draped over my shoulder, which was indeed Teddy’s blanket last night. “It’s okay honey, Teddy said I could borrow it.” I have to tread lightly with this one because, Teddy is territorial of his belongings. “Noooooooo!” She wails, as the tears start streaming down her face.

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Kristen Kehl

Cranberry Brie Appetizer

Good food and the holidays are synonymous. Sure, we celebrate with family, gather together to share gifts and memories, but the one thing that is always constant: are the delicious family recipes.. So, I’d like to share my favorite holiday appetizer, which is simple to make and a total crowd pleaser.

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Kim Bryant

Reflections of a Conflicted Step-Grandparent

It’s mid-morning on a sunny Saturday, and I am chilling in my bedroom, reading a Sue Grafton murder mystery. The double bedroom doors are wide open and a little voice just piped, “Hi, Miss Kim,” at the doorway as my seven-year-old bonus granddaughter headed to her new room at my house to get something.

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Kelly Miller

Granny Gram – The New Edition

After living, what I can only describe as turbulent single motherhood, I have earned the right to enjoy my grandchildren. Watching my family expand rebuilds a purpose and vigor I have been missing.

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