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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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    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…

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    Taryn’s Pregnancy – (Ep. 12)

    Hearing about other people’s pregnancy is always interesting to me.  When I was pregnant, all I wanted to read about was what did other women go through.  As Taryn and I worked together, almost daily, I would ask her about her pregnancy, and still hearing her describe her pregnancy on the podcast, I learned more.   Taryn’s pregnancy with twins was much different from mine.  I am always fascinated to hear about someone who had twins as I am not the type of person to have twins.  Taryn is a strong woman and she can handle a lot. Also, if you hear in the podcast, Taryn visualized to have twins…

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    A New Year – (Ep. 11)

    A New Year always brings new resolutions and promises that this year will be better than last year or that things we want will happen A fresh start to a year to make things right is what many people are looking for. For me, I am looking for a year that is not about a broken leg. Although 2018 was the year I had my son and I have so many great memories that I will cherish forever, I still will always remember 2018 as the year that I broke my leg and the negative aspects that came along with it. I am lucky that family and friends were around…

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    Moderation During the Holidays – (Ep. 10)

    As this is my son’s first Christmas, I am trying to keep myself in check and not do to much.  I wish I could say that I am doing everything to keep things in moderation, but sometimes it is a struggle.  Christmas is the only holiday that I decorate for. All the other holidays I might have a dish or dish towel that goes with the holiday, but nothing like Christmas. I have a tree decorated in every room of my house – including bathrooms!  So I think that is why I may be doing more than I thought I would for my son during Christmas.   How am I…

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    Going to Disney World – (Ep. 9)

    It is no secret that I love Disney World.  I enjoyed going as a kid and I enjoy going as an adult.  I am excited to take my son and see Disney through his eyes.  However, I will be waiting a few years and here is why.   Most of my friends and family thought I would take my child to Disney as soon as I could.  I would if I did not work, had a large vacation budget I could spend each year, and I could travel when Florida weather was not too hot or too cold.  But I can not do all those things. So I have to…

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    Cooking For My Family – (Ep. 8)

    Cooking for my family has become a priority of mine since I started walking again.  Breaking my leg changed my perspective on how I saw many things (go listen to episode 4 to hear about my leg).  I want to spend as much time with my husband and child as I can and I want to provide that meal time togetherness I had growing up.     So for the past month, I have been making our dinners and my son’s food each day.  I’ll start with the grownup food first. My son has a bottle at 5pm each day. While my husband feeds him, I start to make our…

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    Working Out as a Mom – (Ep. 7)

    Starting in college, I really became someone who walked a lot.  I would always walk to class although it could be up to two miles away from my dorm room.  In my four years of college, I would go for 2-3 hour walks. I was never the type of person to sit down.  My first job when I was in high school was in a restaurant. I loved moving around and being on my feet.   Eventually, I really got into running and working out.  I was never a gym person. I do not like going to the gym.  I want to be able to do all my workouts when…

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    Putting Our Kids in Activities – (Ep. 6)

    Before my son was born, I knew that the first activity I wanted my son to do was swimming. I have such fond memories of when I went to swim lessons and we made lifelong friends at swim class when I was young and I wanted to do the same with my son. So when he turned five months old I tried to register him at our local YMCA for swim lessons.    I soon found out that even at five months old, signing your kid up for activities is a ruthless game. I was not a member at our local YMCA as I do not need a gym…