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I am a working mom who left the education world after 7 years to pursue my business career. I work as a product developer at a local insurance company and love it. My husband and sons are my world. We struggled for 3 years with fertility prior to adopting our first son. Later, we really wanted him to have a sibling so pursued IVF using donor embryos (because we firmly believe love makes a family) and were then blessed with our second son. When I’m not working or playing the wife/mom role, I love to run, read, bake, write, and tinker with photography. We all have a story to share and I hope some of my experiences will help others.

Winter Activities In + Around Lansing

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If you are like me, you likely felt we would be able to do all the fun things this winter with COVID in our rear view mirrors. Now that winter 2021 has has graced...

Embryo Adoption: Another Fertility Option

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After reading the title, many of you are probably thinking what I thought when I heard the phrase, "embryo adoption": “What is that?” I remember sitting in a Catholic marital class when I first...

A 2020 Holiday Bucket List

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Whether your decorations have been up since November 1st or you waited until after Thanksgiving, you can’t deny that we all are in need of some holiday fun to look forward to. As with...

The 2020 Lansing Mom’s Online Holiday Gift Guide

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It is no secret that holiday shopping will have a whole new level of complexity this year. With a pandemic running rampant and families encouraged to stay home, the hustle and bustle of shopping...

A Guide to Pregnant Mama Cravings In + Around Lansing

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It didn’t take getting pregnant to love food. I have always been the type that is constantly planning, and looking forward to, my next meal. I am a healthy eater who schedules treat meals...

9 Halloween Activities for a Fun-Filled, Safe Halloween

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After surviving motherhood seven months into a pandemic, we all have earned the “most creative mama” title. Whether it be coming up with alternative summer staycations, reinventing birthday parties, or making the most of...

Weekend Fall Activities In + Around Lansing

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This summer was definitely not what we had planned, but it forced my family to reinvent our weekends and make the most of them. As summer has come to a close, I have been...

U-Pick Apple Orchards In + Around Lansing

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Many get sad this time of year. Summer is dwindling and our days of sun kissed skin will soon be done for the time being. I am not one of those people. The minute...

Pregnancy After Loss: How I’m Keeping Anxiety at Bay

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Lansing Mom’s Favorite Parks in + Around Lansing

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There is nothing more disappointing than a cancelled vacation. As I am sure it has for many of you, Covid changed our summer plans and forced us to get creative. What was supposed to...