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Claire Dovantzis
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Mama du Jour
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http://www.mamadujour.com
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I am a special education teacher and enjoy blogging about my favorite cookbook recipes in my spare time. I have a 1 year old daughter named Phoebe and I'm married to my high school sweet heart!
What is your blogging philosophy?
Good content is key. Originality is important and giving credit for other people's ideas is crucial too.
I have been blogging since...
April 2015

Claire Dovantzis's Blog

What Giving Birth Really Feels Like, According to 25 Moms of Facebook

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

There really are no words to describe what giving birth feels like. I can compare it to lots of different sensations and emotions, but you can’t truly understand what giving birth feels like unless you actually experience it. 

Any story you hear about giving birth is a unique and deeply intimate experience.  Women love to talk about it, too. It’s a badge of honor that is worn with pride, regardless of how you brought life into…

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MY INTRODUCTION TO MOTHERHOOD: I LOST MY IDENTITY AND GAINED POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I knew it was happening as I sat in the waiting room for at my 6-week postpartum appointment. I couldn’t stop the tears from streaming down my face while I filled out the postpartum depression rating scale. As my tiny baby girl slept next to me in the stroller in the doctor’s office, the crazy mixture of feelings was overwhelming to me. I couldn’t look at her. I felt guilty for not being able to look at her. I didn’t want to…

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5 (very honest) truths about packing for your hospital stay

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

A couple years ago, I was a first time mom scouring the internet for hospital bag essentials. I had no idea what to pack. Every list was very generic and similar- bring comfy clothes for after delivery, chap stick, your chargers, a camera, your favorite pillow, etc. All of this seemed obvious to me. I couldn’t find a list of things people really wished they had, or things people brought and never used. …

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Europe with a toddler: 15 things I wish I knew beforehand

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 10:47am 2 Comments

 "So, you want to bring your kid to Europe for a one month vacation extravaganza. Sounds like fun. You're nuts." (insert eye roll)

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This is the reaction I got from about 90% of the people when I told them about my summer vacation plans. Me, my daughter Phoebe, and my husband were going to Paris,…

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At 3:12pm on August 10, 2015, Ashley Owen said…

Welcome Claire!

At 11:20pm on August 6, 2015, Manjusha Pandey said…
Hi Claire! Welcome to the club:)loved your post...with some lovely pics..you might wanna chk my featured blogpost 'carving the long lasting desire'. Have a great day!
At 5:04pm on August 6, 2015, Jazelle said…

Great post! I appreciate your transparency and timely reminders. ;)

At 5:00pm on August 6, 2015, Jazelle said…

Welcome Claire! ;)

 
 
 

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