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New Mom Necessities

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As a new mom, I'm constantly on the lookout for new mommy necessities that…Continue

WAHM Guide: what do you want to know?

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As a longtime internet marketing/SEO guru that made the transition from working in the corporate world to becoming a WAHM, I'm sharing my knowledge in a new series on my blog that's a sort of…Continue

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If You’re Suffering Through Toddler Sleep Regressions, I’m With You

A few weeks ago, Ricky went through a week or two of sleep regression. Every night, bedtime became a battle. Compared to our usual routine, this was tough. Every night, he cried and screamed until we would let him lay down in our bed. Which then became the goof around in mama and daddy’s bed hour. And then he’d go to bed, but wake up over and over and over again.Patiently, we waited for his sleep to return to normal. And it did. But I have to say, I don’t know how parents with non-sleepers do…See More
Apr 10
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Contractions Are So Mystifying.

At 11 last night, I awoke to a giant “thump” in the room next to ours. It was actually nothing out of the ordinary – just my two year old rolling around in his bed and hitting the wall. But as soon as I woke up, I realized I was having a contraction. A decent one! While laying down!To be clear, I’ve been having contractions for a week and a half at this point. But they typically aren’t consistent when I’m laying down. So I was kind of surprised, but figured it was a one-off occurrance. I went…See More
Apr 8
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Pregnancy After Stillbirth: The Moment When You Realize You’ve Moved Forward

This weekend was amazing. The sun was out, the weather was warm. It was 70 degrees in March – that’s a regular old heatwave for Minnesota!There’s this distinct smell that comes along with springtime in the frigid tundra. It kind of reminds me of Seattle after a big rainstorm – like a whiff of the coast is coming in with the wind. It’s glorious. It makes me want to pull out all of our patio furniture and start planting flowers.Of course, it’s still only March, so we can’t go crazy.Last year, we…See More
Mar 17
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That Heart Stopping Moment at an Ultrasound Appointment

I just stood in my kitchen, trying to figure out what I was going to tackle next, while eating spoonful after spoonful of frosting.That’s totally normal when you’re pregnant, isn’t it?This morning we had one of our weekly ultrasound dates (super romantic, right?) and then a non-stress test for the little guy. Lots of doctor appointments are par for the course when you’re pregnant after losing a baby.We were sitting in the ultrasound room and everything was measuring well – baby boy’s heart rate…See More
Mar 12
Paige White favorited Cortney Galster's blog post Pregnancy After Stillbirth: How to Respond to Strangers Asking Questions
Mar 10
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Pregnancy After Stillbirth: How to Respond to Strangers Asking Questions

Last week, I was in a meeting with a client who asked about my blog. Specifically, what I write about. This has become a weird question for me since our loss, because I don’t know how to say that I write about baby loss without really going into detail. And that gets awkward, because it’s a highly emotional topic for a professional setting.So instead of going into detail, I just include it in a list of topics that wind up on my little corner of the internet, hoping that they don’t want to know…See More
Mar 10
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Sometimes, You Have To Go With The Flow

Sometimes, it just feels like your world collides with something and everything just kind of…stops.Last week, Lucy decided she was afraid of my laptop cord. So she pulled the whole charging port out of it. I thought, meh, no big deal. I figured we’d have to replace the laptop at the end of the year, so we’re just doing that a little early. I don’t use it a ton, anyway.So I ordered a replacement, took the longer free shipping option, moved on.And then I realized just how much I actually DO use…See More
Mar 3
Paige White favorited Cortney Galster's blog post 6 Tips for Feeding Toddlers Who Don’t Like Vegetables
Feb 26
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6 Tips for Feeding Toddlers Who Don’t Like Vegetables

There are few challenges in motherhood quite like feeding a toddler. Moving targets that, once you get them buckled in for meal time, spend more time playing with food than eating it. And what was a favorite meal last week is not allowed to touch their plate this week. Don’t even get me started on getting a toddler to eat their vegetables.Somewhere between eating choo choo train spoonfuls of mashed avocados and puréed green beans and memorizing the alphabet, kids learn that chocolate cookies…See More
Feb 26
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The Third Trimester is Testing Me

Some days, I feel like the third trimester is a test of whether you’re ready to be a mom to a newborn. First, you stop sleeping. As in, you find that you can no longer sleep for longer than two to three hour intervals at a time without waking up. This is the first test, my friends: your body is preparing you for life with a baby outside the womb.Then, your child begins to live in the same vicinity of your lungs. This means it takes approximately 4.2 minutes to regain your breath after walking…See More
Feb 23
Andrea Fritz favorited Cortney Galster's blog post Smooth the Transition from One to Two Babies
Feb 19
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Smooth the Transition from One to Two Babies

“Mama, tha baby’s hidin in your belly button!”Seriously, you guys. Is there anything better than the words that come out of a toddler’s mouth? It’s like, my favorite thing in the world.Tonight I was sitting on the couch doing puzzles with the little man when I could suddenlysee the little one moving around in my tummy. Ricky thought it was the most amazing thing in the world.For me, seeing the baby move – and not just feeling it – is like this confirmation that there really is a baby in there,…See More
Feb 19
Paige White favorited Cortney Galster's blog post Schedules, Processes, Timelines. It’s Time to Simplify.
Feb 16
Mom Bloggers Club favorited Cortney Galster's blog post Schedules, Processes, Timelines. It’s Time to Simplify.
Feb 16
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Schedules, Processes, Timelines. It’s Time to Simplify.

My life is based on a schedule. Most days, everything I do feels like it has to happen at a very specific time in order for me to get everything done. That’s what happens when life gets busy – you figure out a way to adapt so that you can actually check everything off of your list. Because, mom life, right?Of course, that schedule ebbs and flows every week. In the morning, I list out everything I need to accomplish today – even on the weekends. Then I strategize in my head how to get it done. I…See More
Feb 16

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If You’re Suffering Through Toddler Sleep Regressions, I’m With You

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 10:29am 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, Ricky went through a week or two of sleep regression. Every night, bedtime became a battle. Compared to our usual routine, this was tough. Every night, he cried and screamed until we would let him lay down in our bed. Which then became the goof around in mama and daddy’s bed hour. And then he’d go to bed, but wake up over and over and over again.

Patiently, we waited for his sleep to return to normal. And it did. But I have to say, I don’t know how parents with…

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Contractions Are So Mystifying.

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 11:49am 0 Comments

At 11 last night, I awoke to a giant “thump” in the room next to ours. It was actually nothing out of the ordinary – just my two year old rolling around in his bed and hitting the wall. But as soon as I woke up, I realized I was having a contraction. A decent one! While laying down!

To be clear, I’ve been having contractions for a week and a half at this point. But they typically aren’t consistent when I’m laying down. So I was kind of surprised, but figured it was a one-off…

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36 Weeks Pregnant: Things Are Getting Serious

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 7:42am 0 Comments

It’s so weird for me to say that we’re basically full term. I’m over 36 weeks and have been having (minor) contractions since last Friday. And at this point, if I go into labor, baby will come.

My mind and my body feel like they are in this weird state of anxiety over waiting for baby to arrive, plus shock over the fact that in a few weeks, my year and a half as a pregnant woman will come to an end.

I’m soaking up all of my “eat what I want while I’m pregnant” days that I still…

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Finding Great Childcare Can Take a Little Work

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 7:38am 0 Comments

Last night, my child decided that it was totally appropriate to climb on top of his mama’s head, sprawl out across her shoulders and demand that I get out of HIS spot on the couch. I don’t know where the kid comes up with this stuff.

The past two weeks have been such a whirlwind with my little guy. As you may have read, we didn’t have childcare for about a week and a half. Much as I love spending all of my time with my adorable two year old, it’s not super conducive to getting a lot…

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Hi Cortney! Welcome to the club and feel free to check out my blog: Swanky Baby - swankybaby.net. I'm looking forward to checking yours out too!

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