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Enjoy a Lavender Mocktail when alcohol isn't an option. A non-alcoholic beverage made with lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, cranberry juice & ginger ale. 0

Lavender Mocktail {and a Hot Mama Cocktails Intro}

I’ve been making a lot of yummy beverages with my new lavender simple syrup. Even though I’m typically going to be using it in my home bar crafted cocktails, I knew I wanted to make some sort of Lavender Mocktail with it, too. About 10 years ago before I knew that “mocktails” were an actual thing (and trending), I came up with what I called “Hot Mama Cocktails.” I had 2 friends unexpectedly become pregnant at the time. We were a group of friends who went out to bars a lot, for karaoke or a game of pool. Although we...

If you’re having an experience like Dish-y Author Michelle's and feeling downright dreadfully uncomfortable during pregnancy, maybe it’s time to pull out the big guns and take hostage some reminiscent semblance of comfort. 0

Dreadfully Uncomfortable During Pregnancy? 9 Ultra Helpful Luxuries

Gosh, if it weren’t for the adorable results that I have running around the house, I’d say that I’m not very good at pregging. I know it’s common to be uncomfortable during pregnancy, but my experience seems like it surely would be worse than many. I’ve already written about my most ridiculous pregnancy experiences, and that article details many of my worst pregnancy discomforts. You’ll get a few good laughs for the day if you check it out. If you’re having an experience like mine and feeling downright dreadfully uncomfortable during pregnancy, maybe it’s time to pull out the big...

If I could take a mulligan on my first pregnancy, there are a few things I’d like to take a second shot at doing better. 0

If I Could Take a Mulligan on My First Pregnancy

If I could take a mulligan on my first pregnancy, there are a few things I’d like to take a second shot at doing better. Setting up the reasons for a second shot at my first pregnancy My first pregnancy resulted in a c-section. The possibility of going through a cesarean came as a total shock to me at 32 weeks when my third diagnostic ultrasound revealed that my son had found himself in a comfortable breech position. I was totally unprepared for that news, despite the fact that a friend of mine had just gone through the same experience...

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My Top 5 Most Ridiculous Pregnancy Experiences

Let me start by saying that I know I am incredibly blessed to be able to get pregnant and have children. I have never taken that for granted. It is a wonderful thing. Let me continue by saying that pregnancy hasn’t exactly agreed with me. Having done this twice now is enough for me to recognize a pattern! The first time around, my “issues” seemed fairly normal—at least normal enough not to immediately label them as ridiculous. But with some of the experiences I have had this time around, I feel like I’m living out The Divine Pregnancy Comedy. I’m...

7 Ways to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy 2

7 Ways to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

I’m now 12 weeks into my pregnancy with our second child. Even though I learned a lot being pregnant with Cooper, I’ve been thrust into the discovery mode again. I’m realizing new things about being pregnant every day! Goes to show that there’s always something to learn. I wanted to share some advice about preparing for pregnancy that I carried with me from the first time around. And I’m throwing in some bonus tips that I wish someone had shared with me leading up to this pregnancy (or even the first). It’s amazing to me how different separate pregnancies can...