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    How I Finished My Sugar Fast

    Well, 40 days came and went for my sugar fast.  A lot went on in the past 40 days. My son started daycare for weeks, my leg got worse and I found out I needed another surgery, I had another surgery, and I was sick for the majority of the 40 days.  However, through all of this, I kept to my sugar fast. If you want to know the beginning of the story, go here. Now, I did not follow it exactly like I wanted to, but I kept the basic principle of no sweets and no sugar substitutes, but my unexpected illness after illness caused me to have some…

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    Top Baby Shower Gifts – (Ep. 16)

    My baby shower was such an excellent time.  I loved planning for it and I loved having so many great people share in the joy of our expecting child.  The hardest part about the shower, was figuring out what I actually wanted for our baby. I did not care about the gifts I received at my shower, because everyone was going to bring or share what they thought was best, and that was important. I did feel compelled to register for my shower and it was hard to figure out what I should be registering for and what I should just buy myself.  Everything I got I made sure to…

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    Swim lessons – (Ep. 15)

    Starting 2019, I was able to get my son in swim lessons.  This is the first activity we put our son in. And so my life begins with a child in activities.  There is a schedule that I need to follow, a set of items that he needs for this activity, and a parent must accompany the child to all events. If you heard one of our previous episode (Putting Kids in Activities) you heard that I am struggling putting my son in activities.  At now 9 months old, I do not think it should be so cutthroat to get a child in activities.  Paying a special price this year…

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    How I Prepared for my Sugar Fast

    In December I was really starting to struggle with myself.  It had been 4 months since I had broken my leg and I was not making the progress I wanted to at that point to get my body back to pre-pregnancy weight or look.  I wanted to be walking at least an hour a day and then doing 30-45 minutes of cardio a day to lose weight by December. I was able to do 20 minutes of light cardio, but nothing that got my heart rate up that much and I could walk, but 30 minutes was my max.  I was told that I would be able to run in…

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    Daycare – (Ep. 14)

    For eight lucky months, my son was able to stay home and be watched by me, my husband, my mother, and my mother-in-law. . It was a great eight months for my son.  He bonded with all four of us and likes to hear all of our voices. I was able to set up a routine since he was one month old and with very little variation, seven months of the same predictable schedule with the four of us happened.   In January, we started daycare.  I still have mixed feeling about this.  I’m much happier that I did not have to put my child in daycare until he was…

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    Taryn’s Birth Story – (Ep. 13)

    When I was pregnant, around 5 months of being pregnant, all I thought about was the birth.  I worried about birth and I read about birth. And I read A LOT about birth.  I got books on birth stories and read about all the different options.      Besides reading, I talked to people about their birth stories.  As Taryn and I worked together every day, I asked her many times her birth story.  I was always fascinated that people could give birth to twins.  It just seemed amazing to me that there are women out there that can have two births in the same day!   They also seem like rockstars…