Mandy B.

Mandy B.
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Mandy is originally from Upstate New York, though she spent most of her life in Central Pennsylvania. After several years of working in the medical field in PA, she married the love of her life and moved back to Rochester in 2012. Mandy is now an incredibly blessed mama of 6 little ones (5 on earth and 1 in heaven). Her days are filled with homeschooling, changing diapers, caring for her amazing family and for her 5 fish. She enjoys quality time with her husband, snuggles from her babies, living room dance parties, and being plugged into her local church.

Reflections On Weaning My Baby

It's official. As of mid-January, my baby is now 100% weaned from breastfeeding. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about it. The best word I can use to describe the...

A New Years Letter to Homeschool Mamas

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4 Easy Festive Recipes and Stovetop Potpourri

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How To Support a Friend Through Infant Loss or Miscarriage

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The Delivery That I Never Knew I Wanted – Part 2

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The Delivery That I Never Knew I Wanted – Part 1

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5 Tips for Breastfeeding Mamas

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