The Moment I Realized I Loved Being Pregnant

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These days, I feel like I hear so many women complaining about being pregnant and focusing on the stretch marks and the sleepless nights instead of the miracle and blessing of the new life growing inside of them. I myself am guilty of it, and I know that I spent too much time focusing on some of the more “inconvenient” and “uncomfortable” aspects of pregnancy (like here, here, and here) instead of the miraculous ones.

5 Must-Haves for New Moms

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After I became pregnant with Baby T and announced our good news, it was like the whole entire world knew I was pregnant. I mean, I know that anything you put on the internet becomes fair game, but I underestimated the passion of the companies that cater to “New Mothers” when it came to winning my attention and loyalty the minute they somehow found out I was pregnant. I’m talkin’ Gerber, Baby Center, Babies R Us, Enfamil, Motherhood Maternity –… Continue Reading…

Wedding Programs -They’re Back!

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Great news! For those of you who have asked about my wedding programs that I made, you can finally get them customized for your own wedding! Customization will take anywhere from 2-6 weeks, depending on the number of outstanding orders, so please be sure to plan accordingly for your wedding. Just email me at Marielle@theresplendent.com and we can get started on personalizing the program for your special day!

Envelope Budgeting: 4 Benefits

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Since deciding to stay home with Baby T, budgeting our money has been, well… challenging. We anticipated that it would be hard since we were suddenly going from two incomes to one. But, what I didn’t anticipate was my newfound fondness of taking trips to Target to kill time between naps for a baby who needs constant stimulation.

My Changing Perspective as a New Mother

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I have a confession. When I was pregnant with Baby T, I had very superficial perspectives about what it would be like to be a parent and what I thought would define my success as a mother. For example, I thought that dressing my baby in super trendy new clothes, having my house perfectly decorated and clean every day when hubby got home from work, and being that mom who never left the house without her hair done would bring… Continue Reading…