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Birth Story: Jaden

Whenever I share my labor and delivery story with people they always tell me my experience was unique for a first time mom. On the day I gave birth, everything happened so fast and in a completely unexpected way, but that’s what I love about my story. On Friday, April 29th, I went to work…

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What Do You See?

There he stood looking in the mirror, admiring his new hoodie. Sweatpants and hoodies, that’s all he wants to wear these days. After mornings of going back and forth about his outfit choices, I caved and bought him two new hoodies to add to the rotation. He lifted the hood and covered his unkempt brown,…

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I Quit My Job

I wrote the words you’re about to read over seven months ago after making one of the biggest decisions I’ve made in my adult life. This blog has always been about me sharing parts of my story with those who were interested enough to read. Quitting my job was a big deal for me this…

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The Text I Didn’t Know I Needed

There I sat in church listening to the pastor deliver his message. My phone vibrated. I looked down and read the text, the one I didn’t know I needed. I immediately felt the tears well up in my eyes. All weekend I had been an anxious mess. I felt like a rubberband stretched to it’s…

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My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes

When I was a working mom with two kids and husband who were ready for dinner as soon as we arrived home, meal prepping and cooking often needed to be done quickly. The same is still true today even though I am now a stay at home mom. By late afternoon, I can count on…

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Fall Family Bucket List

It’s officially fall, my favorite season! I love everything about it: the leaves changing color, the crisp weather, the clothing, the food, and most importantly, the fall activities! Each year, our family looks forward to celebrating the season and today I’m sharing our fall family bucket list. Our list includes 15 activities we always look…

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Celebrating Four Years!

February 24th marked the four year anniversary of A Labor for Love! I can’t believe it’s been four years! When I started this blog, I was looking for a place to process what I was learning through the journey of motherhood. I had no idea where writing would take me or if anyone would even…

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Make Ahead Breakfast: Overnight Oats

One of my favorite meals to prepare for breakfast is overnight oats. This quick and easy breakfast makes the morning rush so much easier to navigate. Plus, it’s a breakfast I can feel good about eating. With a quick Pinterest or Google search you can find a ton of different recipes for overnight oats. Today,…

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