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    Kids,  You

    11 Things Babies Don’t Need

    This is a letter to all women expecting a first baby. You may feel like you want all the baby things. Let me be the voice of reason here with 11 things babies don’t need. Dear Mom-to-be, Congratulations! You are embarking upon one of life’s greatest joys and biggest challenges: motherhood. Right now your blinders are on. You have tunnel vision. All that you see and all that you think about is…BABY! It’s amazing and overwhelming. While you have your head in the clouds, listen up for a minute. You don’t need ALL THE THINGS. Not really. You mostly just need that baby and some essentials. Here is my list…

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    You’ve Got Your Hands Full

    When we become moms, our social calendars change. A riveting social experience for us sometimes includes a trip to the store with our kids. Being around other adults can be a rarity, so we thrive on those brief adult interactions. Multiple times a week I head into public with my 3 year old and my 5 month old. The most adventurous we get these days is a trip to the grocery store. On the morning of a grocery shopping day, I pack my husband a lunch, feed, water and let out the dogs/cat, change diapers, dress kids, brush my teeth and get dressed, unload the dishwasher, start the laundry, ┬ástart…