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Heart of CMB: Rosemary’s Baby Co

Recently I was invited as a professional who works a lot with families, and especially pregnancy and babies, to attend a teen pregnancy panel. It was hosted at The United Way headquarters in Cincinnati by a non-profit I had not heard of before: Rosemary’s Baby Co. Listening to the stories and experiences of the panelists, […]

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30 Before 30 Bucket List {Update}

Today, I turn 30 years old. Each new decade of life brings with it a whole slew of emotions and reflection! This one is no different, especially because I set a bucket list for my 30th year. When I started my 20’s, I was dating my husband, in college, and without kids. I’m closing this […]

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Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

We all know about the good old lollipop trick that makes the bank run a little more appealing with small children in tow. Did you know, though, that Cincinnati is FULL of hacks that make those poke-your-eyeballs-out boring errands easier with kids? Here are a few of our favorite mom hacks collected over the years […]

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Parenting through Grief

Parenting Through Grief

This month marks three years since my mother-in-law died in 2014. She had been sick for many years with lupus, and her health began declining quickly over the last two or so years before her passing. The last summer we spent with her, she was in and out of the hospitals and then, finally, hospice. […]

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Birds and bees: How to talk to your kids about sex

The Birds & Bees: Talking to Your Kids About Sex

“Mom, where do babies come from?” If you are like me, this might be the holy-grail of nerve-wracking parenting questions you know you have to answer at some point. Right up there with questions like “Is there a God?” and “Did you ever smoke pot?” You just don’t want to screw up talking about sex! […]

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Why I Did NOT Encapsulate My Placenta

You have probably heard of placenta encapsulation if you are having babies these days. Placenta encapsulation is the practice of preparing your placenta to eat. In case this is all news to you: yes, that’s right: some moms eat a human organ after birth. Clearly placenta encapsulation isn’t for everyone. Yet, when I was pregnant […]

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