20 Months

May 7, 2014
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The 2s!!! We’re almost there – 20 months feels so much bigger than 19 and so close to 24. As expected, talking has taken off. I lost track of new words! I’m sure he’s over 100 words by now, and he knows several sentences: “Mommy eats crackers” is our favorite. I watched this video about […]

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New Favorite Books!

April 30, 2014
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We read a ton of books – before every nap and bedtime. Our collection is a combination of gifts, hand-me-downs and books my mom knows from her writing circles and sends to us. Here are some of our very favorites! How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Every book in this series is awesome! My mom […]

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Mazen’s Then + Now

April 23, 2014
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Sweet little Mazen 5 days old!! You probably recall the famous striped onesies that Mazen lived in during his newborn days. They were SO soft, and of course I love stripes. So imagine the tears I shed when my friend Gaby gave me some of her little boys clothes and I found out she had […]

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Feeding Baby: 14 Things That Make It A Whole Lot Easier

April 14, 2014
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This post is sponsored by Target. Our baby has been Eating Real Food for over a year now, and looking back I can condense dozens of trials and errors into a list of 14 products that have made feeding Mazen easier. From the first purees to the messy finger foods, may these help you turn […]

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19 Months Old

April 9, 2014
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I have never liked the number 19 very much but 19 months we are! We’re in that gray area before two takes us over by surprise. 20 months is going to seem so old! Mazen has really become a little boy this month. I’d say 18 months was a big developmental turning point. As our […]

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Motherhood: Is It Easier Now?

April 2, 2014
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  The short answer: Yes. Definitely. The long answer: In general, I have found each and every day to be a little bit easier than the last. For these reasons! 1. Feeding While I really enjoyed breastfeeding, I found it to be a logistical headache. In the early days nursing took SO long, and I […]

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3 Questions + 3 Answers

March 26, 2014
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Of course I can talk about my cute baby is till the cows come home, but I would love to share some helpful posts on BERF as well. I recently asked Twitter for a few recommendations for post ideas. Here were three responses and my answers –     We dropped down to one nap […]

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Baby Registry: 10 Items You Might Overlook

March 18, 2014
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This post is sponsored by Target When you have a new baby you never know what you’re going to need till you need it. There is so much to consider from clothing to nursery furniture to all-things-diapers that you might overlook some of the more “off the beaten path” items. Plus they grow up so […]

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18 Months Old

March 12, 2014
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Indulge me in a little cliché: HOW HAS IT BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF ALREADY!!!?? Here is everything that is going on with sweet Mazen Duke! Words – so many words are popping out! I’ve been looking forward to this stage for….a really long time…and I’m glad it’s here! Here are the new ones […]

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Mazen’s Lately

March 5, 2014
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Hi guys, it’s Mazen! Mommy just taught me how to type on the keyboard properly (I’ve been banging on it with my fists for months now) so I thought I’d tell y’all a little about the toys and joys in my life! This is currently my favorite toy along with about 5 other trucks. I […]

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