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Jessica Shyba

Wild’n Out: Two Years Old

September 29, 2014

From the beginning when Beau was born, I called him my Game Changer. Three babies rocked my world in ways that I wasn’t expecting, and it was absolutely true that the transition from two to three was more challenging than the first two. We adapted though, and found out quickly that he was the best […]

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Spoiling Myself in the Newborn Fade

September 27, 2014

I call it the Newborn Fade, this phase; Staying indoors, and sometimes just my bedroom for days on end, taking showers when it’s only desperately necessary (because the baby cries and I can’t even), literally staring and studying this sweet, brand new face for so long I actually lose track of time. I’m taking photos […]

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Portrait of a Newborn

September 25, 2014

I still keep expecting to automatically be an expert on parenting now that this my fourth time around. Laughable, really, especially because I’ve made it a point not to identify with that word whatsoever, and in parenting there is no such thing. Every pregnancy was just as different as the children are. They may look […]

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Celebrating Zoe

September 24, 2014

This post is brought to you by Target. Get More Cuuuute with Hello Kitty at Target. It’s really wild having two daughters. I still haven’t wrapped my head around it quite yet, but between me, Zoe, my mom and my sister-we are very, very excited! So much girl time to be had. That said, it’s been so […]

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Theo and Beau Welcome Evangeline

September 24, 2014

I’ve been wanting to share with you the day that we brought Evvie home, but it’s been a little raw for me up until recently. That day was so hectic, hardly the kind of serene and sweet “coming home” celebration we had hoped for, but it was lovely all the same. I didn’t get discharged […]

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Joy in Newbornland

September 23, 2014

There are few things as precious as a newborn baby. It’s an inexplicable feeling to hold something so brand new and delicate, and simultaneously rejoice in their health and growth while mourning the passing days. I know so well how fast this stage goes and I am fully unwilling to accept that this is my […]

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This House

September 22, 2014

I’ve been downloading a lot of my mother’s music lately. That nostalgia has been cushioning the walls of my mind like a thick security blanket as my emotions barrel around like wild horses. I can still hear the way her Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Fleetwood Mack albums sing through crackles and pops on […]

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Pour la Victoire: Maternity and Beyond

September 19, 2014

About a month ago, I was closing in on my ninth month of pregnancy and going through a range of emotions because of it. I was physically and emotionally maxed out in just about every way; My back hurt, my legs cramped, I was generally low on energy and slow to get around. Not to […]

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Treasuring Teachers With Sweet Mementos

September 16, 2014

Heading back to school this year was bittersweet, and not just for me. I think that if Jack and Zoe could have chosen for themselves, in fact, they wouldn’t have graduated out of their grades or transitioned out of their classes at all. They both had really truly lovely experiences in Kindergarten and First Grade […]

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Finding Normal

September 16, 2014

Walking into the our athletic club to take the kids swimming yesterday, a woman passed us and remarked “Wow, four kids. That ain’t for the faint of heart.” Little did she know exactly how faint in the heart I’ve been feeling the last week. It’s funny how strangers can completely disarm you with one simple […]

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