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10 Places Kids Eat Free Around Atlanta

My husband and I rarely get to go out on a date without our kids. Right now our village is small, and babysitters are scarce, so when we go out to eat we often are bringing our kids along with us. It's always nice to find a place that has a kids eat free night… Continue reading 10 Places Kids Eat Free Around Atlanta

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Consignment Sale Season is Upon Us

There was a time, early in our parenthood journey, where we didn't have enough money to afford much more than baby clothes we found at goodwill.  We would have loved to have bought both of our kids the trendiest boutique baby clothes, but that just wasn't in our budget.  For me, this wasn't a big… Continue reading Consignment Sale Season is Upon Us

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Our Top Six Holiday Activities Around Atlanta That Won’t Break the Bank

1. Free Pictures with Santa at The onUp Experience at The Battery. -this is going on through Christmas Eve and takes place Thursdays through Sundays -I took our little ones on a Thursday and there was no line which was such a gift seeing as how waiting in line with a 3 year old and… Continue reading Our Top Six Holiday Activities Around Atlanta That Won’t Break the Bank

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The Top 10 Ways We Have Found Helpful To Save Money as a One Income Family

I am not a stay at home mom because my husbands income is so great that I didn't need to work. I am actually a stay at home mom because when we sat down and did the math what I was making at my last job would have been just enough to cover childcare, and… Continue reading The Top 10 Ways We Have Found Helpful To Save Money as a One Income Family

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Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

"When I look in the mirror I don't recognize the person looking back at me, I feel like I'm living in someone else's skin."-me to my husband about 7 months postpartum Before our daughter was born I was dealing with some stuff. A lot of stuffs. We were in a financial hard spot. My husbands… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

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How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

I remember going to the doctor for the first time when I was pregnant with my son and the ultrasound technician telling me my due date was going to be Christmas Eve. My first thought was, "Wow! What a great Christmas gift!" My second thought was, "awww that's not a very fun time for a… Continue reading How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

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How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

I don't LOVE to cook. I'm a good cook, I just don't love it. I especially don't love to cook directly before, or after having a baby. The thought of prepping a couple months worth of food when I was nine months pregnant sounded daunting, and so displeasing to me, but after my first baby… Continue reading How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

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I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth

That's not an easy thing to say. It filled me with so much sadness and shame at the time. Made me feel like I failed her from her first seconds of life here on earth. Mom guilt right from the start. When they handed her to me I felt love, but I didn't feel the… Continue reading I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth

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Padsicles, Dermoplast, and other Helpful Things I Wish I Had Known about Postpartum Life

As I talked about in my previous post about my birth story with baby #1( Birth Story of Baby #1) when all was said and done I had around 100 stitches from lacerations, and tearing, while giving birth. For anyone reading this that's pregnant: DO NOT BE AFRAID. This does not happen to everyone, and… Continue reading Padsicles, Dermoplast, and other Helpful Things I Wish I Had Known about Postpartum Life