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Acting Like A Kid Again
My family and I have been at the beach for the past few days, and I have been shocked by how much I’ve been laughing lately. Maybe it’s because we are at a destination that I’ve gone to with my family every year since I was a 1 year old and it’s bringing back fun […]
Marriage Is Like A Garden
Children change a marriage; that’s just the natural course of life. My husband and I met at a fairly young age. He was 19 and I was 20, and we met on the swim team at our college. I remember I was in the worst mood, because I did not want to go to our […]
You WILL Sleep Again
For the past 4-5 weeks, my 4 month old son has been waking up every 1-2 hours to breastfeed back to sleep. It was brutal. But I knew in the back of my head that it wouldn’t last forever; as my first baby had also gone through sleep regressions and she’s been sleeping through the […]
10 Things I Didn’t Know About Postpartum
I’m a reader. And a researcher. Whether it was when I was pregnant, or what giving birth would be like, or things my children are doing, I like to know as much information as possible. When I was pregnant with both of my children, I probably researched a new topic every single day; and this […]
That Mom Look Though
Day 4 of our family vacation in Seattle and today I cannot find my makeup. Not a huge deal, in and of itself, but it totally shows you where I’m at right now. Ya know, like in life. We’re going on a little road trip today and we got the kids dressed and the car […]
Because Each Child Is Unique
We had a bunch of our friends over to my in laws’ house last night for dinner, and it was so much fun seeing everyone. Some friends we hadn’t seen in over 1.5 years! At one point I was catching up with some friends, and I was talking about how my husband and I are […]
Making “Kinda” Homemade Ice Cream
Having a baby and a toddler gives a whole new meaning to “Sunday Funday”. Mimosas & late brunches have been replaced with gallons of coffee & 6am wake up calls from two tiny humans. Well, come to think of it, mimosa brunches were always on Saturdays, as Sundays we’ve always gone to church, but that’s […]
Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Roll With It
Yesterday was a really great day. By some people’s standards it might have been called a stressful day, or maybe just an average day. But I’m chalking it up to a really great day. Why? Because unexpected things happen when you have a baby and a toddler. And sometimes you’ve really just gotta roll with […]
My Heart Is Outside Of My Body
They say that your heart grows more with each baby you have. I didn’t see how that was possible. As an only child myself, I was both elated and slightly terrified when I became pregnant with my son. There were so many times I would look at my daughter and just cry because I knew […]
Apparently I’m an 80 Year Old Woman
I’m only 30, but lately I’ve come to the realization that I am actually more like an 80 year old lady. Why, you ask? Well here are 10 reasons just off the top of my head: 1) I am in my pajamas by 8pm. Every night. Without exception. Look, having two kids under the age […]
Nicole Benedum has been a stay at home mom for the past 3 years. Before she took on this glorious (and sometimes not so glorious) role of "All Things Motherhood", she was a Human Resources Generalist. Her days were spent dealing with legal compliance, benefits, leave of absences and everything Human Resources related. Now her days are spent breastfeeding, changing diapers, conquering potty training, tantrums and sleepless nights.
She has two kiddos; a 2 year old toddler named Emily, and a baby boy named Owen. She met her husband, Sam, in college when they were both on the swim team, and they have been together ever since.
She is a huge breastfeeding advocate, gentle/crunchy parent (for the most part) and a former student athlete (water polo and swimming, woot woot!) both in high school and in college. At some point in the future she has dreams of going back to the gym and/or pool. For now she shall continue counting breastfeeding and holding a 35 pound toddler and 15 pound baby as her workouts.