Holly Ahnen

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Holly is a mommy to two, soon to be three, little boys, ages two and four. She works full-time as a clinical pharmacist and indulges her passion for all things pregnancy, birth, and parenting by teaching certified hypnobirthing and mindful breastfeeding courses. You can find her on Instagram sharing her own pregnancy journey along with advice to have the birth and breastfeeding experience of your dreams. Holly and her husband Chris host international Au Pairs to provide in home childcare for their children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking the county parks, spending time at the beach, cooking healthy meals, Barre, Pilates, Yoga, reading, and gardening.

What Is It Really Like To Live With an Au Pair?

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Back in December, I let y'all in on a little secret of mine. We have an Au Pair living with us, taking care of our children, and totally upgrading our lives. Having another adult living...

Surface Level Friendships

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Making friends as an adult can be hard. Making friends as a mom can be even harder. But the most difficult thing of all is developing deep friendships. I don't just mean friends you have...

Hosting an Au Pair. It’s Like a Nanny but Different

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What do you do when your closest family member lives 1200 miles away? What do you do when you start work at 7 AM with a 40-minute commute, your husband travels for work and daycares...

Help! Why Is It So Hard to Ask?

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My daily chore list gets longer by the minute, as does the pile of laundry and stack of dirty dishes. The number of activities and events my sons are participating in and attending grows with...

Ways I’m Connecting With My Kids Right Now

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I used to think connection with my children came naturally. The same way it did when I first looked into their eyes at birth. I thought any time I was spending with my children was...

International Self-Care Day & Some Ways to Practice it

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When you think of self-care what comes to mind? Most of us would say a massage, manicures, and pedicures, a long bath, maybe exercise. These are ways to perform self-care, but it is so much more...

I’m a Boy Mom. Stop Asking if I Want a Girl.

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Two of the sweetest little boys hold my hands, while another gently kicks me from within. One looks up at me and says, "Mommy, you look so beautiful today!" (I had braids in my hair...