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School's {almost} out for summer! What are your plans? I can't wait to have a little more time with my girl!

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{New Post} There aren't any photos or pretties for today, but I've got a sick girl and some admissions about life after going back to work. Happy Friday! http://littlegirlinthebigworld.com/…/04/friday-sick-day.html

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Guys, going back to work has been emotionally difficult, but it has also been exhausting and logistically difficult. I'm tired, and it's hard to realize that I can't do it all. It's all totally worth it for my girl, but my heavens it's a balancing game.

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{New Post} Reflections from my first week back after maternity leave. It's true what they say; it does get easier as time passes.

I spent my entire maternity leave fearful of going back to work and crying about the thought of putting my baby in daycare. April 4th was burned in my head as though the world was ending that day. Because of how much time I spent dreading it, I wanted to reflect back on how my...Read More »
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Though I'm a bit late posting, I did write an update about Olivia's fourth month!

Whew! I’ve been back at work a week now, and I ended up going radio silence here to figure out how to mom a person and work all at the same time. It’s a lot to balance, and I’m not sure if it’s going to get harder or easier as I get better at it...Read More »
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It's an exciting week when we can bust out the bumpo seat! Olivia loves it!

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We made it through the first week of being back at work, daycare, and washing countless bottles and parts. I'm already figuring out little hacks along the way, and I'll be able to fit in more blogging come week two!

We made it through day one of mommy going back to work! We both shed some tears, but going to get my girl was the best thing in the world. I'm adjusting to life back to work. Olivia's four month update will be up Wednesday!

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No matter how hard you try or what state the baby is in, you cannot will her to sleep. I've tried. Very hard. Repeatedly.

New Post: I can't believe this was my last week of maternity leave. I'm so sad that it seems to have passed so quickly, but I'm so happy that I took the opportunity to take Olivia to daycare for a couple of hours two of the days. It has given me so much peace of mind for my return to work on Monday.

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This is the Friday that I've been dreading since Olivia was born. It's the last official day of my maternity leave. Though it's April 4th and sending Olivia to daycare that I've truly had stuck in …
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Trying to keep this in mind...

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{New Post} As a mom who is blogging and heading back to work soon, I'm so thrilled that I found this tool to help me manage my time and my blogging so that I am always present and not on my phone or computer while Olivia is awake. http://littlegirlinthebigworld.com/…/a-review-of-co-schedul…

I've finally found a user friendly blogging tool that saves me time by helping me layout my content calendar while also scheduling and automating many of my social media shares. As I head back to work next week I'm glad I know I'll be able to fit blogging into my busy schedule without cutting into family time. What tools help you blog more efficiently?
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This is pretty much my husband and I's conversation every night...

"I'm just resting my eyes." Yeah, right!
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Having a baby makes holidays so much more fun! Tim and I used to give each other a card and some Easter candy for Easter, but this year I knew we'd start the tradition of …
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As a recovering Starbucks addict, I'm afraid I've had too many of the items on this list and would generally agree with the ranking. That said, the reduced fat turkey bacon breakfast sandwich will always be my go to.

From cake pops to the bacon gouda breakfast sandwich, what's good at Starbucks?

For the glory. And the butter.
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This won't be surprising to anyone, but it might be surprising to read how it changed ours. http://littlegirlinthebigworld.com/…/having-a-baby-changes-…

Tim and I had been married for three and a half years when Olivia was born, so we were fairly used to it being just the two of us. Our marriage has changed since Olivia was born, but mostly for the better. How did your marriage change after having children?
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