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Why I'm Horrified to Have More Children (Tips on Transition from 1 to 2 Children)

Of course I'm writing this 30 weeks into pregnancy #2! Way to look into the future and plan ahead there, gal! And while the title is a little dramatic, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have the thought here and there, on a particularly trying day, of "what the hell am I getting myself into?"

Now, I LOVE my daughter. I absolutely love her from head to toe. She is 19 months worth of spunk, sass and independence. She is to the point to where we are both sleeping through the night with the exception of sickness or teething episodes, she has moved her wake up time from 5:45 AM (seriously?) to a more reasonable time of 7-7:45 AM, and she has several words under her belt to help communicate what her baby self must have now. We are still working on things like not hitting mommy, patience, and not power struggling me during every single activity from diaper change to meal time.

I do work part-time, which I have come to stress about increasingly as my pregnancy belly grows…

5 Beauty Products to Combat Dry Winter Weather

I don't think it comes to a surprise to anyone who knows me that I am not a fan of living in Chicago, particularly in the 6 months out of each year in which I lovingly call it "Chiberia." At first, the snow is pretty but then it turns into dirty snow, you track salt in everywhere you go, your floors are a mess, you instantly gain about 10 lbs of bulky coat weight, you don't even get to miss work most of the time.... not to mention the havoc that the brutal winds and heated air brings to your body.

Several weeks ago I traveled to go visit my parents in Santa Fe. With the additional factors of mountain air and the airplane, my skin and hair was so dry. Then put on top of that stretching pregnancy skin.... oh my. I was like a dry, crusty mess. An intervention was needed.

Here are some of my favorite products to help combat the dryness that comes with winter weather! Shout out to my mom for sharing some of her tried and true products with me during my stay (that are now …