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Pregnancy Update: 12 Weeks

I’m officially 12 weeks pregnant, and it feels great! I have a small bump that I’m having increasing difficulty hiding from the people whom I haven’t told about my pregnancy yet. I’m using my pregnancy body pillow every night, and I’m starting to wear some of the maternity tops that I received as hand-me-downs, though […]


Why We Love Our Son’s In-Home Language Immersion Preschool

Since Little Cotton Candy was a few months shy of three, he has been attending a small in-home language immersion preschool. We love the school and the teachers, especially his head teacher who is also the owner of the school. It is not a Montessori school, but the teachers use some Montessori materials and methods, […]

11 Things I Want to Do Differently with Baby #2

One good thing about having a second child almost five years after our first is the time and space I’ve had to reflect on my first pregnancy and birth—to figure out what I did right and what I’d like to do “better” this time. (The bad thing is that I have forgotten so much. So […]

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My Favorite Healthy-ish Foods for Morning Sickness

I’m now approximately 10 weeks pregnant (yay!), and I’ve been dealing with symptoms of morning sickness for a little over four weeks now (blerg). I don’t remember it being as rough when I was pregnant with Little Cotton Candy, but I’m partially blaming that on a.) not having an energetic four-year-old who needs constant attention […]

Making the Transition to SAHM: Figuring Out Finances

I’ve written before about my desire to find work/life balance as a freelancer who works from home, and now that this pregnancy is real, Mr. Cotton Candy and I are starting to dig into some tough decisions. The major difficulty is that as a contract worker, not an employee, I have no rights to maternity […]


Things I Said I Would Never Do Before Having a Kid

I’m four-plus years into this parenting gig, and I feel like I’ve settled into a nice groove. No, I don’t get as much time to myself or enjoy as much disposable income as I would like, but that’s life with a kid. And yes, I could definitely do without the daily power struggles and battles […]


And It Begins…

On January 20th I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. Unlike with my chemical pregnancy in December, both lines were very dark. I had a good feeling about it, but what could I do but wait and see? I took another the next day: still positive. (Then proudly attended the Women’s March in […]

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