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Learning to Be Gentle Like Daddy

Now that Blake is talking more clearly and in full sentences these days, it’s always amusing to hear what will come out of his mouth. Most of the time I have no idea where he comes up with the things he says. Having a two year old who talks and thinks so much on his own […]

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Lactation Banana Bread Recipe

This recipe is for lactation banana bread. Although it doesn’t have to be for lactation purposes, if you’re nursing, why not add a few extra ingredients to help boost your supply! This recipe is also gluten free and sugar free, but you can easily substitute regular flour and sugar if you’d like. Chocolate Chip Lactation Banana […]

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Fixing Camaros and Meeting Jesus

I wrote this poem the other day when a childhood friend of mine lost her mom. I then typed it out, made it into a nice print and was going to give it to her at her mom’s funeral. Instead, I went to print it the morning of and our printer wasn’t working so I […]

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Giant Homemade Nutty Bars: The Healthier(?) Version

So sometimes I like to make desserts way smaller or bigger than their original size. It just makes me happy. I stand back and stare at my creation and smile. I recently thought it would be fun to make giant homemade Nutty Bars. A lot of the men in my family like Nutty Bars so I […]

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Pumpkin Cake Baked In A Pumpkin

So Blake, my almost 2 year old, is very very observant. He always notices if I’ve hung a new picture or decor on the walls.. It always makes me feel good when he walks in the room and says “whoaaa” and then precedes to tell me what it is he sees. When I decided to finally […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes for a few reasons besides the obvious—peanut butter and chocolate—those being: It’s easy. I am a very big fan of easy recipes. When I’m searching good ole’ google for a new recipe I almost always type “easy….” and then go from there. It can be made as traditional granola […]

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Roasted Potatoes and Chicken Bacon Alfredo Bake

Easy & delicious one dish meal thrown together with ingredients I already have in my pantry/fridge. Those are what happy dinners are made of. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small bag of golden or tri-blend potatoes, cubed 1 sweet onion, diced 2 tablespoons minced garlic 6 pieces of turkey bacon (or more*), cooked and crumbled 1 […]

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Mom Life

The Ups and Downs of Tandem Nursing

Tandem nursing my two kids is not something I have been very public about, mostly because a lot of people think it’s crazy that I’m still nursing my almost 2-year-old, let alone tandem nursing an almost 2-year-old and a newborn. But for those that are questioning it or considering it, this is for you. To […]

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Mom Life Pregnancy & Birth

Labor Pains: Bearable or Horrible?

To all the men reading this (hahaha I know there are no men reading this) I want to say, “Going through labor and giving birth was the hardest thing I have ever done! The pain is like nothing you will ever understand. I am a beast.” To the women.. To you, I want to be honest. […]

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Home Birth, From a Medical Perspective

Our Background Story November 2013 our first baby and first planned home birth turned into a c-section (read Blake’s birth story here). June 2015, 19 months later, planned HBAC (home birth after c-section). About my Midwife Name: Sizzly M. Auer, Midwife and owner of Childbirth Options. Licenses & Certifications: LM, CPM, NRP, and CPR. Legally licensed by […]