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10 Ways to Show Your Partner You Love Them Without Saying a Word

10 Ways to Show Your Partner You Love Them Without Saying a Word “I love you.” It’s a simple phrase that conveys a powerful emotion. However, if there aren’t actions to back up those words they lose their meaning. I remember one of my college professors, who was a marriage counselor, telling

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13 Reasons Why I Love My Husband

I’m happy to say I’m happily married, even if I don’t get to enjoy Brian the way I did before the kids came. Our lives are more fulfilled, but different. At times I miss him…us…and am full of wife guilt. Other times I marvel at how our family has grown. It’s like

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Pregnancy Journal: Due Date Edition

Today I am officially 40 weeks preggers. It is baby boy’s due date…a date I didn’t think I’d reach with him still inside. Only like 3-5% of babies are born ON their due dates, but I seriously thought I’d be home with him by now! This belly is heavy. This is the

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Pregnancy Journal: 39 Weeks and STILL Pregnant

When one of my pregnancy apps congratulated me on reaching my 39th week of pregnancy on Thursday, I was surprised. When I opened it up to read about “this week in pregnancy” and it said You are probably feeling eager, anxious and restless I was like… um YES! HOW DID YOU KNOW?

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A Letter to Baby #2

Dear Baby Z, I’m sorry we haven’t gotten much time to just sit and chat. It was something I was able to do with your sister each day as I drove to work, but you and I haven’t had much alone time. It almost seems unfair that you’ll never get the experience

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Fear and Loss in Pregnancy Dreams

Last night I did a rare thing for me since having my daughter – I slept the whole night through. With the blog, I often have to stay up late to write well after Rissa has gone to sleep so that I can spend time with her during the day. In some

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Pregnancy Journal: Halfway There! (20 weeks)

I can’t believe I’m finally 20 weeks. With my first pregnancy, it felt like it took forever, but then the second half flew by. I have a feeling it’ll be like that with this one as well. Now that I officially have gestational diabetes again, all those extra appointments to check on

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I Have Gestational Diabetes Again

In the near future I will share some helpful information about coping and managing gestational diabetes, but right now I just need to get my thoughts and feelings out. This is where I take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of my blog. Quick run down in case you aren’t familiar with all

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Pregnancy Journal: 18 Weeks!

My belly continues to grow and is starting to go out the front a bit more. I’ll still never have a perfectly round basketball belly though! Naughty placentas… So, over a week ago I took the glucose screening test since I had gestational diabetes (GD) early with Rissa. A week went by

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Fulfilling Family Wishes

Like many of us, I often wish for material things like more money, a bigger home, a newer car, or a dream vacation. Yet these aren’t my most important wishes. They are things I want, sure, but ultimately my happiness involves my family. Those are the wishes most special to me. And

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