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Hosting an Au Pair: Everything You Want to Know

When faced with expensive and inconvenient childcare options, Andrew and I both agreed an au pair was the perfect fit for our lifestyle and family.

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I’m Miranda.
You can find me in Indianapolis, Indiana with my hubby Andrew, daughter Ryan and our two pups. I believe everyone has the power to create a home, life & business that they LOVE.
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Breastfeeding comes with a learning curve. This list of useful nursing items have helped me on my journey and may help you too!

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Anticipating a new baby is overwhelming enough without worrying what to pack for the hospital. Use this checklist to take away the guesswork.

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Guest writer Abigail shares nine essentials if you’re considering cloth diapering your baby.

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Up until the third trimester, pregnancy has been pretty smooth sailing. I’ve kept up my busy, active lifestyle and thankfully haven’t suffered too many of the terrible pregnancy symptoms… until the third trimester hit

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Why are dads so difficult to buy for? I’ve curated a list of unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas for every type of dad out there!

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We booked a maternity photo session during our Miami babymoon, and I am absolutely in love with how they turned out. It was such a special time.

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I can’t believe we are already waving goodbye to the first trimester! It feels like a lifetime go and just yesterday that we found out we were pregnant all at once. We have had A LOT going on over the past three months.

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Never before in history have women had such control over the decision to prevent pregnancy. This is a completely new choice we are facing. And while we navigate the landscape of making that choice, there are also so many other beautiful stories of motherhood. I strive to share the deepest darkest parts of my heart here, but I know that my story is only one perspective. That’s why I wanted to bring in other amazing, strong women with stories to tell and experiences to share.

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What if I'm Not Made to be a Mother?

I can’t relate to this. My heart does not long to be a mother. Never once have I thought to myself, “I want to be a mother.” Never. Period. That thought has never crossed my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I have hypothetically said “our kids” in conversations with my husband, but that longing feeling of wanting a child has never been in my heart.

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If you have been following along for a while on my Instagram account @thoughtfullythrifted you have probably read some of my vague posts about me having to sell my house and downsize to an apartment.

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It's about the journey, not the destination (cheesy, but for real).

I’m a newlywed living in Indianapolis, Indiana with my hubby, baby girl Ryan and two pups, Porter and Piper. I wear a lot of hats, like blogger, wedding planner, wife and mama. I believe everyone has the power to create a home, life & business that they LOVE.

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