Tips for Attending a Baby Show like The Prego Expo
When you got engaged, you may have gone to a bridal show. So when you're pregnant, you may look into going to a baby show. Here are some reasons to go and some tips on what to do when you go. A baby show usually showcases some things like your birth options, how to get a breast pump, some amazing people who can help capture photos ...
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5 Reasons I Chose a Home Birth
Home birth has been making a bit of a comeback along with other historical ways of parenting such as breastfeeding and co-sleeping after many of these decisions were discouraged for various reasons in the last few generations. There's been a large stigma around and, in my experience, a lot of fear about home birth.  You have many c ...
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Home Birth Insurance Coverage
One question I'm asked frequently is: Where is the best place to give birth? My answer is always where you feel the most comfortable. Having a home birth can be a beautiful and peaceful experience. I chose to have Elodie at home because it is where I felt safest.  I absolutely loved my home birth and to date, is one of the proud ...
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Protect Yourself While Traveling
This post contains affiliate links to Amazon products.  If you click on these, it will cost you nothing but will help me with the cost of replacing my stolen iPhone! :) Okay, we've all been warned to be careful when traveling. And if you say you are traveling to Italy, you will be warned of pick pocketers.  And they are r ...
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Moonlight Players Theater Production of Its a Wonderful Life in Clermont Florida
It’s a Wonderful Life in Clermont
Thank you so much to my friend, Tonya at Detail Oriented Traveler and the Moonlight Players Theatre in Clermont for inviting me to their show, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.   I know what you may be thinking, a radio style show of an old movie - sounds kinda, dare we say, maybe, boring? I had high hopes for this show ...
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Feast of the Seven Veggies
Have you heard of the American-Italian tradition "Seven Fishes?" My husband's family honors this tradition and when we spent last Christmas in Connecticut, the whole family had a huge seven fishes feast. The feast is rooted in Catholic tradition of A Christmas Eve vigilia di magro ("lean feast") abstaining from meat consumption on ...
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Gratitude: A Journey
In honor of Thanksgiving, I'd like to share a little about my journey of gratitude. A long time ago, I used to think that gratitude was about finding things to be thankful for. It was about showing appreciation for what I had been given or afforded in life. Being thankful was like a simple prayer: thank you for my family, friends, ...
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Grocery Delivery with Prime Now
When you're traveling, sometimes you don't have a car or don't have time to grocery shop. An excellent way to save money, time and energy is to use a grocery delivery service. Grocery shopping isn't my favorite hobby anyway, so I'm especially interested in skipping this while I'm on vacation. I also always want some basics and at t ...
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Montessori at Home
Can you be a non-Pinterest-perfect, Disney-loving parent AND practice Montessori style learning at home? Yes! Read on for more information about Montessori learning, why you might be interested in it and how to find the life balance of it. Montessori Learning is a style of education that focuses on the child and the child's inte ...
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Strollers at Walt Disney World from a Babywearing Perspective
When I first planned a trip to Walt Disney World with young children in 2014 (I was a foster mom at the time), I wondered: Do I even need a stroller? We had a stroller but rarely used it. I thought it probably would just be a hindrance. However, I ended up bringing one and I am so thankful I did. Now I go to Walt Disney World Pa ...
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