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Currently :: November 2018

Hey there, friends, and happy November! The months are ticking right along! I can't believe we've already left October behind and are rolling our way into the holiday season. Well, if I'm being perfectly honest, I can believe it - because those were some pretty packed and busy days! For one thing, I headed back… Continue reading Currently :: November 2018

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Motherhood :: Month 2

We're rapidly coming up on our Baby Bean's second month, and I'm torn between realizing that these months go very, very, very fast and understanding just how long a month can be. Time moves differently when you're a parent. This month has been a month of changes. Not only has our little man grown three inches and… Continue reading Motherhood :: Month 2

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Newborn Photos with Susan Kruger Photography

I love photography. It's one of my favorite hobbies. But when you're the photographer, you've always got tons of photos of your loved ones, of family get togethers, of amazing memories - but you're never in any of them! Granted, my camera has a timer and I have a remote, but that's not a substitute… Continue reading Newborn Photos with Susan Kruger Photography

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Birth Plans are Useless and Other Thoughts on Childbirth

Oh, hey there, how are you guys doing? It's me here in real time. I only had a couple of days of pre-scheduled content ready to go for you before there, because, well, I kind of thought I had until this Monday at least until our Baby Bean made his arrival. I don't know why… Continue reading Birth Plans are Useless and Other Thoughts on Childbirth

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Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

In my travels, I've seen a lot of different options offered for maternity leave, from none at all to full years of paid leave. Here in the U.S., we don't have a national paid leave law, which means a lot of parents go back to work very quickly because they can't afford to take unpaid… Continue reading Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave