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  2020 has been a year of unknowns, of finding "new normals," for all of us. For those of us entering parenthood in 2020, adjusting to a new normal may seem like too much to handle along with adjusting to...
From the moment you share that you're pregnant, or even just thinking about pregnancy, you'll begin to receive all the unsolicited parenting advice you can ever want.  It'll come from friends, family, coworkers, and your neighbors. Wait till that cute...
Babies love bathtime. With the splashing, the bubbles, and the bath toys, bathtime can be a blast! But it doesn't always start out that way. In the beginning, when your baby is a newborn and too small to enjoy...
I was three hours postpartum the first time I felt shamed for my choice. My husband and I were resting comfortably in our room at the hospital. We were playfully bickering over whose turn it was to snuggle our...
Friends, I was you just a few years ago. On the childless side of this. My husband and I were at the beach, our whole family packed into a small and cramped two-story beach house. I remember watching my brother...
  When I was expecting, I would cradle my pregnant belly and daydream about nursing my little one in a cozy corner of our home. I imagined the first few moments of his life would be spent on my chest...
If you were born in the 80s or 90s, you remember the show, right? Are You Afraid of the Dark? I have a very vivid memory of watching the show while at the babysitter's with my cousin who is two years...
When I had dreamed of having my baby, I imagined covered in absolute bliss, like the fluffiest sherpa blanket. After experiencing skin-to-skin and the first motherly act of breastfeeding, there would be an instant bond, and it would be...

The Lies I Told Myself

When I was younger, before I had children or even a steady boyfriend, I told myself a lot of lies about being a momma. This was mainly because I didn’t realize how tough being a mom was. Growing up...
Before I was a parent, I was never going to co-sleep. How could you? How dangerous. How irresponsible. Fast forward to baby #2, and she’s either slept on me or been rocked to sleep and held. I savored every moment...

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Welcome Back Lafayette Science Museum, We Missed You!

Have you heard? After a year of being closed, the Lafayette Science Museum is back! (Cue music- *Return of the Mack*) Open Saturdays from...