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Don’t Miss the 2017 Chicago Baby Show! {Ticket Discount}

Are you or someone you know expecting a new baby? Or recently had a baby? I love sharing helpful information and resources about all things baby, so I want to make sure you know about this upcoming event. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to help inform people about this event. If

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Sad Thoughts: Dealing With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Sad thoughts. They just get in the way sometimes. Unfortunately, for many the term SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. The change in seasons and the lack of sunlight can truly bring on more than a few extra sad thoughts. It may lead to depression episodes and even fatal consequences. While I try

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Life With Darcy & Brian 2016 Highlights, Top Posts, and Reader Survey

Last year was one heck of a ride and I appreciate you coming along for the journey. In January of 2016, I refocused my efforts on Life With Darcy & Brian. This included rebranding as well as increasing content in 2016 after blogging sporadically throughout 2014 and 2015. Life With Darcy &

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From Loss to Growth: Highlights of 2015 and What’s to Come in 2016

For us, 2015 was the year of loss, but we’re determined to make 2016 the year of growth. The first change coming in 2016 that I want you to know about will be a revitalization of our blog. Between work, family, and everything else, I was not able to commit to being here

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A New Name, A New Look, and Reflections on 5+ Years of Blogging

When I started this blog five years ago, I never imagined being where I am today. Granted this was not my first blog. The very first one I contributed to was during college. I wrote the most random stuff about my life because in 2001, that was all most of us blogged

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I’m Afraid to Step Back on the Scale

I haven’t stepped on a scale in at least six months. It all trickled down. I abandoned a weight loss plan that was giving me results, I became more lax in tracking my indulgences, I abandoned Couch to 5k, and I stopped posting weight loss updates. Eventually I quit weighing myself too.

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What a Sick Day for Mom Looks Like #ReliefIsHere #Ad

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. The thoughts shared are mine. Before I had kids, I recall lounging on the couch and napping whenever I felt like it during a sick day. Work usually could be put on hold until I felt better and returned to the office. My sick days

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Strolling into 2015 and an Interview With Myself

Hey there! Hi. Yes, you. How are you? I’ve been thinking about you. No really, it’s true. Not in a stalkerish kind of way, but I’ve been wondering how your holidays went and if you wondered where the heck I went. I’m still here! Well, not always herehere, but around. I’m rarely

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Where Did September Go? {Weight Loss & Other Updates}

The other day I felt like I was getting into another posting groove, but then I looked up and it wasn’t the other day… it was over 20 days ago. (Heck, I started the draft of this post two days ago!) I’ve talked before about how the passage of time really changed

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Keeping Myself Accountable {Weight Loss Update}

I’m the type of person who is filled with ideas and likes to go all in on something to the point of obsession. I tend to burn myself out of motivation this way. It’s taken quite a few years to really recognize this. I still start new things eagerly, but my passion

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