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Amanda Arbia
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Evie's Birth Story
"Your second labor and delivery will be much faster and easier." "Once you've had one, the rest just speed up!" "If your baby is less than 7 pounds, you can expect this labor to be faster than your first." With the best of intentions, this was what I heard ...
Evie's Birth Story
Evie's Birth Story
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I Will Trust in You
Well, being a mommy of a toddler, being very pregnant, and starting a new from-home job does not bode well for personal blogging. But today I needed to write. I was just listening to my new favorite song, "Trust in You," by Lauren Daigle. Find it here if yo...

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Cease Striving
45 minutes ago, I posted a request for prayer to Facebook. 30 minutes ago, I had a meltdown on my couch. I cried because I am burnt out. I cried because I wish my family and best friends lived nearby. I cried because I often feel very alone. I cried because...

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Thoughts About Mom
Recently I've been researching how to parent strong-willed children, because just as I've always feared, I've gotten my comeuppance in Isabel: my tenacious, curious, stubborn, brave little girl. One friend gave good advice. In essence, she said you have to ...

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A Mommy Milestone and an Update
I did it. I stuck it out, and today was my LAST DAY pumping. I didn't think this day would ever come, and somehow now that it's here, I feel a little guilty and a little sad. This time of my life is over, and that's strange. For those of you who don't know ...

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And If Not, He Is Still Good {Our Heartbreak}
I'm an open book. I have always felt that if whatever I have endured can help others and point them to Christ, then I would talk. I would write. So today, I write about our heartbreak. On Wednesday, we were having a baby. On Thursday, we weren't. Mike and I...

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Some Food For Thought
Over the weekend, I read an article about how Gwyneth Paltrow bought what groceries she could for $29, the amount of money per person given for food stamps. The #FoodBankNYCChallenge is raising awareness about hunger (which is a real problem; I'm not arguin...
Some Food For Thought
Some Food For Thought
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Today is our anniversary. We are celebrating three years of marriage! Three years. That's just a drop in the bucket of the years we hope to have together, or compared to the number of years most others are celebrating. But here's what I think: I think marri...
{the Irish Hag's hut}
{the Irish Hag's hut}
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Be Careful What You Wish For
We were about to leave for a wedding reception. Our best friends were over, as there was some time to kill between the wedding and reception, and they were in from out of town. We were trying to get out the door on time. What happened next was our typical o...

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Dichotomy
Warning: this post gets real, fast. If you don't want to know about my body part image issues, read no farther! Disclaimer #2-- I actually wrote this before the Christmas season and only just now got around to publishing it. So a lot of what I had begun to ...
Dichotomy
Dichotomy
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