21 Week Bumpdate for Baby #2 + New Ultrasound Pics!

21 Week Bumpdate! We just got back from our 20-week ultrasound, and I have to say that I have never had a happier prenatal appointment!! My first pregnancy was high-risk: at Gideon’s 22-week ultrasound we first found out that I had a condition called placenta previa that eventually resulted in an unwanted (yet medically necessary) caesarian birth. Throughout my first…

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In Which the Stroller Mom Returns to the Internet

Well hey–howdy-doo! It has been a hot minute since I’ve written an update. Remember when I closed down Dandelion Pie, and launched the Stroller Mom back in September? How I was full of promises of lots of posts, and launching an Etsy shop? How I was brimming with ideas and enthusiasm? And then remember how I dropped off the face…

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19-20 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

Will Gideon be in every bump date? Most likely. I mean, he was in all the original bump dates, now wasn’t he? 😉 The past two weeks have been a bit tough, and busy! For the past few weeks I’ve struggled on and off with migraines which then lead to decreased appetite and nausea. This week has been a lot…

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18 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

Hey sweet readers! Long time no see! The past six months have been so very busy: in-between sleep struggles with Gideon, working a lot of hours as a work-at-home-mama, the holidays, and my first trimester I just didn’t have it in me to fit in blogging as well. I have really missed my readers, sharing my stories, and chronicling all…

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The Stroller Mom’s Autumn Bucket List + Free Printable

Autumn smells like cinnamon rolls, new pencils, and pumpkin pie. Fall is officially here. Time to clean up the garden, pull out the sweaters, and swap out the iced coffee for hot. This short season gets a bad rap sometimes. In Nebraska, we collectively mourn the end of summer, because we are dreading the return of ice, snow, and long…

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In Which We Go Vegan

We were eating homemade ribs, when he said it. He was eating his second plate of ribs: sauce dripping down his chin and pooling on top of the mashed potatoes and french bread. I was feeding shreds of meat to our one-year-old, thinking about what I was going to make for breakfast the next morning. You never know when your…

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I Can’t be a People Pleaser AND a Mom

I struggle with people pleasing. I remember the first time someone I was uncomfortable with held my baby, and my people pleasing tendencies kept me silent. The visitor took a shaky step as she held my two-day-old baby. My postpartum anxiety rose in my throat, almost choked me as I watched, and tried to think of a nice way to…

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How to Prepare for a VBAC

So you want a VBAC? You had a c-section last time, because you failed to progress, or maybe they told you the baby would be too big, or that your pelvis was too small or maybe you had complete placenta previa (like I did): you had a frustrating birth experience and you are dreaming of VBACing next time, but you…

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Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend Vol. 2

Questions, I have a lot of them. This mom gig didn’t come with a manual (or maybe the hospital forgot to give me my copy?). I wrote my first edition of Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend back when Gideon was only a few months old. I was sitting alone in the apartment nursing him, worrying about all…

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How I’m Tricking Myself into Actually Achieving My Goals

One day I realized I needed to start tricking myself into achieving my goals. Maybe it was that I turned twenty-seven, inching ever nearer to the big 3-0. Maybe it was because I slept through the night for the first time in three-quarters of a year, and my brain was finally firing on all cylinders. Maybe it was months of…

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