Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a labor and delivery nurse turned writer and a young mom of three (soon to be four!). She is the author of Tiny Blue Lines: Reclaiming Your Life, Preparing For Your Baby, and Moving Forward in Faith in an Unplanned Pregnancy, and loves encouraging mothers to pursue their dreams while raising little ones at home. Find her on her blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

5 Magical Disney Vanities for Your Little Princess

My niece’s birthday is coming up and it’s a big one–she’s turning two, that magical age where baby turns into a little girl — and she is, of course, as my niece, one of the smartest and imaginative little girls I have ever met.

I love getting her presents, and for her birthday this year, I think there could be nothing more perfect than finding the perfect Disney vanity for her!

How I'm Preparing for My First Induction

After three very different pregnancies and even three different births, I am facing my first-ever induction. 

Due to some various complications from a condition called polyhydramnios, my doctor is recommending an induction at only 38 weeks.

And I would be lying if I said I wasn’t more than a little nervous.

To combat my anxiety and get ready for the induction, here are a few ways I’m preparing.

The Most Important Thing to Do After Your Disney Vacation

Planning for our first family Disney vacation was a big deal for me. 

First of all, I had never even been to Disney myself as a kid, so in a way, I was reliving the magic that I never got to experience through my children’s eyes.

Second of all, my daughters, especially the older one, were at the peak of their princess years–they loved everything Cinderella and I couldn’t wait to see the look on their faces when we met their princess idols.

And last of all, my girls, excited as they were, were still pretty young for this trip–at only two and four, I was worried that they would never remember their Disney trip of a lifetime.

So I made sure to do this one very important thing after our trip. 

Find Your Perfect Stroller

My husband sometimes makes fun of me for having so many strollers packed away in our garage.

But with four children six and under, strollers are an important part of my life–and along every walk of life, there’s a different kind of stroller to push.

5 Fun Freezer Muffin Recipes

I’m a big fan of prepping ahead for the chaos of life with a newborn. 

With about a week to go before my baby makes her way into the world (yay!), I have stocked up on freezing some of our summer garden goodies, making freezer jam, and a whole week worth’s of meals for that crazy first week.

But as the school season approaches, I’d also like to be able to have some quick grab-and-go breakfast options. And my favorite? Muffins!

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