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Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

Moms and Dads – Treat Yourself by Investing Time in Your Personal Development

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is around the corner, and parents all over the world are celebrated. If you’re a lucky parent, you may get part of the day, or maybe the whole day to relax. During the other 364 days of the year, you have a million things on your mind, at every momentContinue reading “Moms and Dads – Treat Yourself by Investing Time in Your Personal Development”

Surviving a Layoff

A few weeks ago I was featured on a podcast, Adulting, with Casby Bias, and the topic was how to survive a layoff as a recent college graduate. Even though I graduated back in 2006, I still remember how it felt being layed off 9 months after starting a job – my first “real” adultContinue reading “Surviving a Layoff”

My First Cervical Cerclage

I am pregnant with my second child, and also with my second cerclage. A cerclage is a stitch that holds an incompetent or shortened cervix. My first cerclage was emergent, meaning it was put in after my cervix started to shorten. We were extremely fortunate that this was caught. If not, I could have hadContinue reading “My First Cervical Cerclage”

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