SHOP! SELL! SAVE! SMART!
JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS

If you’re looking to satisfy that shopping itch, without spending big bucks, then consignment sales are probably for you! Just Between Friend sales happen all across the United States (in 29 states), as well as in Vancouver, BC. You can check out their list of locations here, and the best part is that if you don’t see a location near you – YOU CAN JUST START ONE!!!

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THE TWO WEEK WAIT: WAITING TO PEE, WAITING FOR A BABY

This is our first month trying to conceive. It’s been very exciting (making babies!!!), but a little frustrating (The Two Week Wait), as well.

I’ve been charting my basal body temperature (BBT), checking my cervical…fluid, and using ovulation tests to check my LH (luteinizing hormone) levels. I started charting my BBT 5 weeks or so before we started trying,
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TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR FERTILITY
BY TONI WESCHLER, MPH

If you are looking for just one book to read about trying to conceive, fertility or infertility…look no further! Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH is the most comprehensive book covering these topics out there, and it’s written in terms that anyone can understand. On its own cover it says that it is, “The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control,

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AMAZON DEALS:
BABY BARGAINS

Amazon has some awesome deals right now! Well, let’s be honest, Amazon always has awesome deals…that’s what makes it so dangerous, haha. But seriously.

If you’re currently childless, but in the market for motherhood in the near future, then you’ve probably wondered whether or not to get a bassinet, or a crib, or both, or neither. I’ve always liked the idea of a bassinet. I’m not sure that co-sleeping will work for us,

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IF I WORRY ABOUT HAVING A BABY
AM I STILL CRAZY?

The other night I was laying in bed with my husband. He was already asleep and happily snoring, but I was amped up on some ill-advised late afternoon coffee, so I was still scrolling through Instagram. I don’t remember how I found the account I was looking at, I think one of the National Parks I follow might have re-posted one of her photos,

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NURSERY ROUND-UP #1
MARCH 12, 2016

Welcome to the beginning of another (hopefully) re-occurring series of posts featuring my favourite nurseries from around the internet. And by internet, I mean Pinterest. Like, exclusively found on Pinterest. “The internet” was a misleading description.

Anywho, my favourite nurseries tend to be gender-neutral,  and have a simple and clean feel to them. A lot of the time that vibe is also bohemian and indie, but not always.

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ZIKA VIRUS CAUSING PANIC FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

It seems as though it was just yesterday when the first cases of Zika were reported in a country far-enough away as to not cause any real concern for Americans. But the spread of the disease inched its way across the map, and finally made it here. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of February 26, 2016:

“There have been 107 cases of Zika virus among U.S.

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MUST READ MONDAY:
BELLY LAUGHS
BY JENNY MCCARTHY

Here we are! My second Must Read Monday post! I don’t know if two posts counts as “a roll,” but I feel like I am on a book-reviewing roll!! At the very least I am on a book-reading roll.

If you missed the first post in my Must Read Monday series, you can find that right here: Must Read Monday: The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant.

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PRENATAL DOCTOR APPOINTMENT #1 OF…A LOT.

On Wednesday, I had the weirdest thing happen to me. I was on my way home from work (which is about a one hour drive, depending on traffic) when I started to feel really gassy and bloated. At first – that was not at all remarkable. I’m lactose-intolerant, but still insist on eating dairy, so gassy for me is about par for the course.

But this time,

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“WHEN ARE YOU HAVING KIDS??”
AND OTHER QUESTIONS WE SHOULDN’T ASK

Are you engaged? Are you married? Are you pregnant? Do you have just one child? If you answered yes to any of those, then you know what I’m talking about: the relentless questions that your friends, family and co-workers ask you as soon as one of these things happens to you.

The minute my friends and family found out that my now-husband had proposed they all had the same question,

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