How to get your husband incredibly upset in five seconds

“I love you so f’n much” was all my patient Boston accented husband could say to me this afternoon. Generally with a head shake, and I kind of deserved it. We are going on a vacation soon, outside of the country, for our babymoon…and thanks to my pregnancy brain and moving during my first trimester…I completely misplaced my passport.  I started to worry about it a couple of weeks ago, and remember it being in a bag of some sort,…

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Received bad news from my doctor

I don’t know how I was able to keep my cool, and drive, but somehow I managed to have a serious and scary conversation with my OBGYn about some issues with our recent ultrasound. The ultrasound was beautiful to me and Blake. Our itty-bitty baby was growing, and actually was starting to look like a human. We giggled, and looked at the little black and white blobs, listening to the tech as she pointed out what we were looking at.…

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We were in a performance of The Nutcracker

The weekend after Thanksgiving jumpstarts the Christmas season – especially for my itty-bitty family.  We put up the tree and decorate the house, start playing some of my favorite holiday music, and watch classic films.  This year was incredibly special for my husband and I because we were asked to take on very special roles in Island Moving Company’s performance of The Nutcracker. It was held at the gorgeous and majestic Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Mansions…

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When I felt my baby kick for the first time – Prenatal Yoga

During my first trimester, I would come home from work each day exhausted, barely able to even think about having a pregnancy workout routine.  I’d give myself a big pat on the back if I managed to take a walk around the block before resting my head on my pillow. Working out wasn’t really in the cards. As my second trimester approached, newfound energy entered my body. I was able to stay up past 7pm, and I was determined to…

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A Thanksgiving Tradition – The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

One of my favorite events of the holidays season is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I have always loved parades, even as a young child. In high school and college, I participated in my schools’ marching bands, and my appreciation grew even more.  Sure, the singers in the Macy’s parade are lip-syncing, but the bands are playing for real, and those broadway dancers sure do know how to shake their stuff! I love how this televised celebration has become a…

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A Thanksgiving Tradition: Preparing the Plumb Pudding

Now bring us some figgy pudding … may be a familiar lyric, but in my household – the dessert everyone wants is plumb pudding! My deceased mother in law made it, so did my husband’s paternal grandmother, and so did the paternal grandmother before that.  The tradition of plumb pudding and hard sauce has been in my new family for hundreds of years.  It is passed down through the first woman married into the family, and being that my husband was…

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Pregnancy isn’t always beautiful

A coworker of mine told me today how much she missed being pregnant, and how it was the best time of her life. She wished she could be pregnant again, and told me to soak it up! For the most part, these past couple of months have been a walk in the park. A tiring walk in the park, but relatively easy going.  My one qualm that has stuck with me since the very beginning has been my pregnancy acne.…

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Harry Potter’s favorite sport is quickly becoming mine as well

Quidditch Tim Tebow signed a deal with TiVo, Tom Brady with anyone who pays…professional athletes don’t just love the game, they also love the pomp and circumstance. Who can blame them, right? Sometimes though, I just want an athlete who pushes the boundaries, even when there aren’t any screaming fans around. Give me someone passionate, strong, and determined, and a huge Harry Potter fan! The sport of Muggle Quidditch has quickly taken my heart. So much so, that I will…

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What to wear to a black tie formal event, all the while hiding your belly

My cohosts and I were emcee’s at a recent black tie gala, held at the Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island.  The venue is one of the most stunning as well as timeless locations on the East Coast, and was the perfect setting for such a special evening. The event was held to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Providence, who’s programs and facilities allow families to spend time with their sick child.  It is a home away from…

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Mommy to be Must haves!

If I still had AOL instant messenger, my away message would say “WOW!” I am so thrilled to share my pregnancy announcement with family, friends, coworkers, and all of you!  This being my first child, I’ve been feeling a bit like a fish out of water.  Thank goodness I have fellow friends and mommys to talk to and learn from. One of my fantastic coworkers and friends, Courtney Caliguri Buteau, has a fantastic mom blog called The Mod Mommy.  She has…

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