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The Wise Baby

Jogging Stroller Buying Guide

Guys. I’m over at The Wise Baby today talking about jogging strollers. I’ll be writing with my dear friend Lindsey a few times a month (you remember my three month essentials post I wrote there three months ago)… always about parenting, or buying for baby, or babies in general. So if you’re interested, keep an eye out for me over there!

xoxo, Mallory

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Kin

Modern Day Pen Pals, new blog!

So I have this friend, Amy. (Yes, this same friend. And this one too.) We’ve been friends for a while, but we don’t live near each other. We’ve actually only been physically together a handful of times. And really only once since we’ve become friends. But that we are, friends. And really great friends at that.

So how have we become such great friends when she has been living in the Seattle area and I all over the South for the majority of our friendship? We’re what you call “Pen Pals.” Remember that? Paper and pencil? Stamps and the post office? Sharing your stories, secrets, hopes, fears, dreams with someone miles and miles away… then waiting weeks for a response? It’s a novel idea this day in age with the technology we have, and don’t get me wrong. Alongside our letters are countless emails, text messages, and yes, even Facebook messages. So technology, we have embraced. But our love of letter writing, our bosom friendship, and our connection has always brought us back to letters.

And now we merge the two. Letters. Online. Blogging. We’re opening up our correspondence for the world to join in. Kin is a joint effort between the two of us where we will be discussing everything we would discuss in our letters – but we’re encouraging the WWW to join in the conversation. Sometimes it’ll be serious, sometimes menial, sometimes yummy (we both enjoy good food). Pop on over to Kin and see what we’re all about.

And for those of you who are fans of the (R.)Simple Life, don’t worry. I’ll still be here, regularly sharing snapshots of my life with Jonathan, Harry, Duke, and Calvin.

xoxo, Mallory

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Things That are Hard to Say

R.Simple Life | Wanting a Baby

photo courtesy of twenty-fifth and grant.

Some of you know that we didn’t get pregnant with Harry the second we were ready. It took a few months for us to get there. It was a frustrating time, and it started to get hard. But we were lucky. We got this sweet little boy, and I say it all the time, but it’s true… I’m so glad I didn’t get pregnant the first month we were trying. Or the second. Or the third, fourth, etc. Because then I wouldn’t have my Harry. Sure, I would have a different baby that I would have loved just as much (I’m sure) but I wouldn’t have Harry.

There were a few times in the months of negative pregnancy tests that I worried about what would happen if I didn’t get pregnant. If it took longer than we expected. Would I tell anyone? There were only a very, very small number of people who knew we were trying (our own parents didn’t even know). At what point would I have to tell? It was very hard for me when people asked us why we didn’t have kids yet. It was hard for me to be happy with no trace of jealousy for my friends, family, and acquaintances who were expecting.

I couldn’t imagine telling anyone. It was such a personal, vulnerable thing. But there comes a point when you just have to get it out. To stop the innocent questions. To help people understand why your smile is funny when they tell you their pregnant. My sweet, sweet friend is at that point now.

She is so strong. So inspiring. And she said all the words that no one wants to have to say. I’m not sharing it because I think she needs your sympathy (she doesn’t) or your words of wisdom (maybe keep them to yourself). I’m sharing it because it is so beautifully written, so amazingly heartfelt. And it might just help one of you. I love this lady, and I know she will make an unbelievable Mama to some lucky kids one day.

Stories like Amy’s are helpful on so many levels. I’m positive it was a huge weight off her shoulders to get this out. I’m sure she will touch other hopeful mothers-to-be in the same situation. And I hope her story will serve as a reminder to those of us who are lucky enough to kiss our kids to bed tonight. Remember to be patient. Remember to love unconditionally. Remember what you have is special. Remember the responsibility, the joy, the pride you can and do have.

xoxo, Mallory

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Favorite Baby Products

Hey guys… I’m over at The Wise Baby (run by the ever so lovely and sweet Lindsey) chatting it up about my favorite baby products. Take a peek when you’ve got a minute!

The Wise Baby

xoxo, Mallory

 

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 28

A few years ago I discovered something that would change my life forever. It was something that was a constant source of inspiration, a sense of community when I had none, a whole lot of entertainment, a job that I love, and a way to stay connected (and become connected) to loved ones and new friends all over the world. Blogs.

There are millions of them out there (I think), and no matter what, there is a blog for you. Home blogs, fitness blogs, parenting blogs, wedding blogs, blogs about nothing, blogs about everything, even a blog about legos.

Aside from the obvious – blogging has given me a job I absolutely adore – blogging has kept me connected to friends and family as the military moves us around the world. Blogging is an insight into someone’s mind/heart/life (at least the part they want the internet to see) and I have never seen a sense of community like it. It can be intense, it can be lighthearted, it can be passionate.

Blogs, you’re number one on my thankful list today. What’s on your thankful list today?

xoxo, Mallory

PS a few of my daily blog haunts (in case you need some to get lost in for a few hours): Young House Love, Style Me Pretty, Bower Power, Book Monster, A Cup of Jo, The Daybook, Under the Sycamore, Design*Sponge… there are more, but those’ll keep you busy for days.

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Welcome!

New Blog from Mallory Recor on Vimeo.

xoxo, Mallory

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And We’re Back!

Hey friends. Been a while…

xoxo, M

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