Author Archives: Jill

I cried happy tears when I saw this video on Facebook last month. It was created by Baby Dove to celebrate #RealMoms and I adore how they really went there, embracing a broad spectrum of motherhood. This post is sponsored by Baby Dove, which is so rad because I really love and value their message.You […]

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Is it because I’ve been through this enough now that I can sense these shifts? I can look at him and just feel and know that he’s grown. Not just that he’s bigger, and boy is he bigger- filling out 12 month outfits that finally let me buy both his and Lowell’s clothes from the […]

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This post is written in partnership with Sylvan Learning. It’s warmer outside, the days are getting longer, swimsuits are hanging on the end caps of our favorite stores, and we can’t remember the last time we signed a homework folder. Yes, summer is approaching! As much as we’d like to give up all things school […]

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I’ve felt what I like to call “creatively constipated” about this post for a week. There’s so much to say and I don’t know how to say it, and every day that I don’t say it keeps me from saying so many other things. So FINE. Here. Just going to put this out there. We’re […]

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One of the first things I bought when we were preparing to have our first baby 9 years ago was Burt’s Bees Baby® Nourishing Lotion and their shampoo & body wash. I remember smoothing the lotion onto Kendall when he was just a day old after I asked my mom to bring it up to the […]

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“I am so lucky to have you. We are so happy you’re here!” “Do you like us as much as we like you? I hope so.” “You are the best surprise.” “Thank you for surprising us!” “I never knew you were missing until you were here.” Those are all actual conversations I have with Wallace […]

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I’m honored to have a friend guest posting today. Melissa Clark is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in disordered eating, body image, and self-worth. When she asked if she could share the story of the first time her 6-year-old daughter said she was fat, I didn’t hesitate to give over this space. ********** Sitting in […]

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