BABY | Free Breastpump

You may notice in my post about a first-time baby registry I mention a breastpump I was looking to purchase. Turns out, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I was able to remove that from my registry and get one for free.

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DO | Giving Money

CMG Cover

One of my friends in my office is having twins, and for her office baby shower, we were given her registry list. Being in the registry mindset again myself, and knowing they had a lot to prepare for, I thought I’d ask the mom-to-be which she’d prefer: A gift from the registry, a gift card to a store on her registry, or money.

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HOME | Wood Floor Installation

Wood Floor

When we moved into our fixer-upper home, it had a beautiful lake of teal carpet throughout the entire first floor, including the bathrooms.

We wanted wood floors – no question. Turns out there were a lot of things I was unaware of – hopefully this information will help you out before you take the plunge!

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BABY | Getting Through Making a Registry

We are a little over halfway along with our first child and we have been getting questions about our registry for weeks now. It may be because this is our first child, and also the first grandchild for our parents, and first great-grandchild to our grandparents, etc. You get the idea. People are excited about it and (luckily) want to buy us things.

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BABY | First Time Baby Registry – Made Simple

First Time Baby Registry

Somehow, creating a registry for our baby was quite a monumental task. Planning a wedding or an event for 200 people is simple for me. This? Extremely difficult. In my previous post you can read all about my trials, tribulations, and mental anguish of finally being able to create a baby registry for this fetus growing inside of me. Continue reading

DO | Make Chemo Suck a Little Less

Chemo Gift Bag

My aunt was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Yes, it sucks. But yes, they caught it early, so luckily it shouldn’t suck too badly (other than the fact that she now has to watch this the rest of her life and go through these oh-so-enjoyable treatments). And, on the bright side, I’m elated she is in a situation where she has doctors and medical facilities in her area that could find it early and treat it, unlike many women/men in this country and others who I’m sure don’t have access to great care, or healthcare at all. (Which is why my family and I did the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for so many years – but that’s for another post!) Continue reading