Author Archives: kellytholke

The Big Decision: The tough choices we make as mothers

The toughest decision most of us have to make after our babies are born is whether or not to go back to work. The “having it all” myth has thankfully been debunked. The truth is that no matter whic… Source: … Continue reading

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The Big Decision: The tough choices we make as mothers

The toughest decision most of us have to make after our babies are born is whether or not to go back to work. The “having it all” myth has thankfully been debunked. The truth is that no matter which path … Continue reading

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My Labor Story: Sharing and reflecting on the life-changing event

My son, Connor, is now 11 weeks old. I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed in spite of how long some days feel. Now that I have a few minutes to reflect, I’d like to share my labor story … Continue reading

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Creating a Healthy Home Environment

Our homes are our sanctuaries. We typically spend at least half of each day in our homes sleeping, eating, working, relaxing and spending time with our loved ones. But if we don’t pay attention to the environment we’re living in, we … Continue reading

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These Chemicals are in 80% of Baby Products

At some point, one wonders if certain safety standards do more harm than good. A perfect example of this is the California flammability standard put in place in 1975 (Technical bulletin 117) . Since then, harmful flame retardants have been … Continue reading

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The Hunt for the Perfect Crib

I naively thought that buying a crib would be as easy as finding a new sweater. You try on a few different styles and colors, check what materials are used, consider the price and make a decision. Right? Not so … Continue reading

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About Me and This Blog

Before I begin writing my first official post, I’d like to explain the inspiration behind this blog. As an expectant parent, I’ve done what most of us do in this situation. I’m neurotically trying to prepare the best possible environment … Continue reading

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