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Alex’s First Day of Preschool

Alex’s First Day of Preschool

We had come half-expecting a tearful, dramatic goodbye - instead, he said “Bye-bye!” happily and maybe a little too quickly for me, his sentimental mama.
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Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease in Children - What You Need To Know

Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease in Children - What You Need To Know

When Nova’s sick, even if it’s just a cold, I go into full-on mama-bear mode. I’m protective, paranoid, and so sad for her. I always wish it could be me who had to go through it instead!

So Tuesday morning, when I received an email from Nova’s daycare saying there was a case of hand-foot-and-mouth disease, I panicked.

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What I Didn't Expect When I Was Expecting

What I Didn't Expect When I Was Expecting

I felt way more confident and prepared for my second pregnancy than I did when I first found out I was pregnant with Alex - I’d been through it before, I knew exactly what to expect. Or, so I thought! Turns out, every pregnancy is different and doing the same thing a second time doesn’t necessarily make it easier.

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How to Dress Your Toddler Without Any Tears (theirs or your own)

How to Dress Your Toddler Without Any Tears (theirs or your own)

Babies are easy to dress. They don’t get to have any opinions - if you like it, they wear it. Toddlers can be trickier. Still, it’s possible to find clothes they’ll love to wear and you’ll love to dress them in. Animal-themed prints are cute, whimsical, and totally toddler-approved. Here’s why they work out so well.
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The Story of Meeting Nova

The Story of Meeting Nova

When we first found out I was pregnant, my husband and I were beside ourselves with happiness. Still, it wasn’t long until the blissful excitement of having a child yielded itself to the other emotions any major life change often brings with it - worry, anxiety, anticipation, doubt.
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How to Transition Your Kid From Crib to Bed

How to Transition Your Kid From Crib to Bed

When will your child be ready to wave goodbye to the crib and say hello to the big kid bed? How should you help your little one through that transition? Alex just went through this tricky transition recently - this post compiles a list of tips I wish I’d known!
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What's better than ice creams to keep your little ones happy (and adorably messy)?

3 Summer Trends to Help Your Kids Stay Cool

There are some things your little one should never go without on a hot summer’s day. Sunscreen to keep them protected. Plenty of water to keep them hydrated. Ice cream to keep them happy (and adorably messy.) But what clothes should they wear?
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Welcome to Alex + Nova

Welcome to Alex + Nova

We want to share the happiness, sadness, moments we don’t want to forget, steps we’d like to remember - the adventures of Alex and Nova, our little bear and bunny.
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