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Moments Like These

I don’t know if I’m the only mom who does this, but sometimes there are moments when I am interacting with my children and I mentally take a snap shot. It’s not something I’m doing consciously, its more like my brain is recognizing something that I will just remember for the rest of my life. […]

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Dermalogica Love

Before I had children, I prided myself on how I took care of my skin. My night time regimen would drive my husband nuts because I had so many face washes and masks and lotions and cleanses etc. Mornings would be the same, and I remember thinking how it would all be worth it when […]

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6 Tips To Surviving Family Holidays

A few friends and I were recently talking about how hard the holidays can be when you have small children because so many things are different from their normal routine. Naps can be thrown off. Maybe your toddler doesn’t want to eat the gigantic Thanksgiving spread & solely wants the peanut butter bread that you […]

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I Promise I Know What I’m Doing

Well let’s just jump right into it, let’s talk about when random strangers (or I guess anyone for that matter) give you unsolicited parenting advice. This just happened yesterday: I was out running errands with my kids and I was feeling particularly daring and adventurous after conquering both Target and Kohls without a single melt […]

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Why You Need A Soother Sidekick

I cannot tell you how many times my son’s pacifier has fallen from his mouth and gotten lost in his car seat, or tumbled from his mouth and fallen onto the floor; just… so yucky.  And when it does fall to the floor I then have to go running to the nearest sink because we […]

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8 Tips For Bringing Home New Baby To Big Sibling(s)

When I was pregnant with my son, I was sooo nervous for how my daughter would react to him. Would she ask me to take him back to the hospital? Would she be jealous and act out? Would she be excited and want to hold him? (She ended up being SO enamored with him, and […]

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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 […]

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May Your Smiles Outweigh Your Sighs

No one likes to feel like they are alone. It’s one of the main reasons why I started this blog, so that I could share my parenting experiences with other parents, and to hear about theirs in return. It’s good to talk, vent, ask questions, hell, even brag! It’s good talk so that we don’t […]

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About Me
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.
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