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Preparing for and Surviving 2 kids under 2

Preparing for and Surviving 2 kids under 2

Here I am, one year later, to report that I survived 365 days without going insane. (Well, there were moments.) My emotions were a rollercoaster, and I experienced postpartum depression, but I am seeing a light at the end of the 'baby phase' tunnel. 
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Halloween Candy Wine Pairings

Halloween Candy Wine Pairings

Trick or Treat? Treat! ALWAYS, Treat. Halloween is the beginning of the downward spiral of treat eating through the end of the year. I mean, why else would we need new year's resolutions if we didn't fall off the wagon from October 31 - December 31st every year? Instead of pretending this doesn't happen to you, let's raise our glasses and cheers to the change of seasons, and changes in dessert consumptions.
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Supplements for Pregnancy

Supplements for Pregnancy

*Always consult your midwife or doctor with questions about supplements, dosage, and other concerns. The supplement world is overwhelming and it is so hard to look at the shelves and figure out what to purchase.  I’ve broken it down for you, well at least with the information that I have found!  These are the supplements I take while pregnant:  (I have low iron, so that is always on my supplement list!)
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Holiday Hosting While Pregnant

Holiday Hosting While Pregnant

“Fa-La-La-La-La… La-La-La-La” The holidays are HERE and so is your growing bump! Holiday cheer is spreading, decorations will be everywhere, and the “To-Do List” is lengthening by the moment. It is possible to keep your holiday spirits high while keeping your stress level low this year.

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Low Vitamin D and Possible Preterm Labor

Low Vitamin D and Possible Preterm Labor

MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) has long been the go-to for all things Vitamin D research related. Recently, MUSC released new information  possibly linking low vitamin D levels to preterm birth. With previous research possibly linking the same low levels of Vitamin D to increased risk of autism (learn more Here) and multiple sclerosis (learn more Here and Here), it's time for pregnant women to start paying attention!
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