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When The Going Gets Tough, Even The Tough Need To Drink Vodka

My sweet baby boy was 12 weeks old yesterday!  This milestone meant that my time on maternity leave was coming to an end.   I spent most of the week trying to soak in as many baby snuggles as I could because when else could I spend my days with nothing on my agenda but taking… Continue reading When The Going Gets Tough, Even The Tough Need To Drink Vodka

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A Crazy Start to Maternity Leave

First, let me apologize for not writing for a while.  I am currently in my 11th week of maternity leave, and I have not had much time to do much besides keep baby Callum happy.  I cannot believe my maternity leave will soon be coming to an end and I’ll have to go back to… Continue reading A Crazy Start to Maternity Leave

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39 Weeks 3 Days and My Doctors Hate Me

When I went to my 39 week appointment and was told I could not be induced, I began to panic even more than I already had been.  I was banking on the fact that I would be induced at 39 weeks and have a week to recover before we had to leave on our 11… Continue reading 39 Weeks 3 Days and My Doctors Hate Me

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The Night I Became a Mean Mom

If you’ve been following along over the past few weeks, you may recall that we’ve been having some trouble sleeping in the Cowen Household.  Our three year old has been trying every trick in the book to not go to bed, and she’s been coming in to our room pretty much every night.  Well, last… Continue reading The Night I Became a Mean Mom

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I Am NEVER Going To Sleep Again!

As I enter in my final weeks of pregnancy, I generally like to try and stock up on sleep as much as I can.  I start getting pretty tired around 7pm and, with the encouragement of my husband, try to get in bed as soon as the kids are in bed.  Seems like a good… Continue reading I Am NEVER Going To Sleep Again!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and yet another reason for me to shout from the rooftops that beauty is NOT a reason to expose yourself to toxins or chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and more. The European Union has banned 1400 of the chemicals scientifically linked to these issues, but the US remains… Continue reading October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month