Steps In Mommyhood

Adventures of a First Time Mom

Author Archive: Samantha

I’m Not A Mommy Wasteland

My stretch marks are marks of courage and strength. My hollow, flabby stomach is the deserted home of my greatest accomplishment. My now-larger thighs and rock-hard, wider calves are the carriers of a happily burdened superhero. I swore to myself that I wouldn’t look at my stomach and my thighs with anything but pride, and …

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A-to-Z Reflections

Well, for my first A-to-Z on this blog I’d say I did alright. Unfortunately I didn’t anticipate the course I was taking for my grad program to be so involved and take up so much of my time. I finished the challenge over on my book blog a little late, but still finished. This one …

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Book Review: What Do You Do With an Idea by Kobi Yamada

What Do You Do With an Idea? By: Kobi Yamada Illustrator: Mae Besom Publication Date: 2014 Genre: Children’s Literature Summary: This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is …

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(M) Me Time

One thing I’ve learned over the last few months is how important it is for me to take time to myself. I don’t necessarily mean an entire weekend of time away, but just something for me. Maybe the includes going to the gym, grocery shopping, taking a walk… Just getting away for a bit. Having …

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(L) Love You Forever

I wanted to do two L posts. 😀 I’m silly, behind, AND an over-achiever! Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is the first book from my childhood that had a seriously profound impact on me. There’s something musical about the word crafting throughout, along with simple, yet effective, illustrations that pulled me in. Every single …

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(L) Little Things

Little feet Tiny toes Squishy cheeks Stylish clothes Funny socks Up to your knees Cooing loudly Kicking your feet A breath away From where you are We love you so Our shining star (Written by me. Belongs to me. Give me credit if you use this for anything, please. Definitely not my best work, just …

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(K) Kids!

Good ol’ Bye Bye Birdie! I love that there are musicals like this that just capture how timeless certain things are. I ever thought I’d be one of those adults talking about how disrespectful kids are, or that their noses are always in their phones. But it’s happened. I’ve officially become an adult. Heck, most …

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I’m baaaaaack!!!

I am officially done with projects and schoolwork for the rest of the summer, unless I decide to take some courses outside of my graduate program of human resources management. We’ll see!! Anywho, looking forward to catching up on A to Z today and through the weekend!  Prepare for some awesome, relevant posts over here …

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A to Z Update

Just a quick note – I am finishing up a large project for one of my grad school classes, so my A to Z posts for these next couple of days may be a little wonky. Rest assured, they will be back in full force!! Until then, please share one of your favorite memories from …

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(J) Jokes

Today’s post for the A-to-Z Challenge is brought to you by the letter J!  This post is for BabyJ. My little muffin. Some jokes for you all.

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