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10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know As She Grows | #PlaytexMoms #ForBetterBeginnings

January 12, 2018

This conversation is sponsored by Playtex Baby™. When I was growing up, I always wondered if I would have my own daughter someday. I wondered if I would have a little girl to dress up, braid her hair, or take shopping with me. I dreamed about having a mini-me to put in a tutu and take to ballet and have late night talks with. When I found out Charlie was a girl, I internally squealed with excitement. I had my…

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My Husband Is A Better Mom Than Me | #PlaytexMoms #ForBetterBeginnings

December 12, 2017

This conversation is sponsored by PlaytexBaby. Before you get huffy and judgy about the phrasing of my title or the perceived intention behind it, I invite you to open your mind and forget everything you have been taught or that you think you know to be the “norm” about parenting. What I love about my little corner of the internet is that it’s a space to come together and revel in the authenticity of parenting. The messy and unconventional conversations…

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Grayson’s Christmas List | Holiday Gift Guide for Boys

November 28, 2017

I’m going to be honest with you. This was NOT Grayson’s entire list for Santa. Yep. Eight year olds are very imaginative and very… well… let’s just say they think presents grow on trees. Or, in my case, sleighs. I am getting tired of video games and the like, so I was hoping he would have lots on his list that promoted learning, tactile sensation exploration, and critical thinking. Lucky for me, he totally did. Since we are in an…

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Charlie’s Christmas List | Holiday Gift Guide for Toddler Girls

November 28, 2017

Ok, so Charlie isn’t exactly old enough to make a list, so I helped her out. These are things she is getting from Santa this year based on what she is loving in life. I am already loving the holidays this year with her because she has a minimal understanding of what’s going on and is SO excited. There is nothing better than Christmas through the eyes of children, am I right? Let’s get to it.…

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Breastfeeding The Last Born : The Final Frontier

October 27, 2017

This post was sponsored by #BumpUpYourCalcium with #Viactiv. All opinions are mine. There are many bittersweet “last” experiences that come while nurturing the last newborn I will ever have. It almost makes me teary to type that. While I am comfortable and confident that our decision to not have any more children is the right choice, it’s still a rollercoaster of emotions when you know that the decision is firm. This is the last time I will have a baby…

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5 Tips and Tricks To Relieve Colic

October 20, 2017

This post is sponsored by Mommy’s Bliss. All opinions are mine. Lincoln must be my good karma, because he is actually a dream. For the most part, he’s a very pleasant baby. He sleeps well already, he is rarely upset, and he is consistent with his moods so far. However, every now and then, he is a little hard to settle and seems to have an achy tummy. As much as I adore my sweet Charlie, she was quite the…

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Mickey & Minnie Mouse Sibling Halloween Costumes

October 17, 2017

The Halloween struggle is real, y’all. I always vacillate between full DIY and some cheap one piece costume from Target. Not only that, but I always wish my kids matched/coordinated. Unfortunately, I think those days are over, since the age range is 0-8 years old. When I gave Grayson the idea to coordinate with his baby siblings, he enthusiastically declined and expressed his sole desire to be a killer clown for Halloween. Since I’m newly a fan of “picking my…

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How To Create The Perfect Gender Neutral Nursery

October 3, 2017

Fact: I’m obsessed with all things colorless. My husband says my house is fifty shades of beige. But here’s the thing, I love it. Neutral never feels like an over-commitment to any particular color scheme, and it always feels fresh, clean, and relaxing. The most serene place in my home is always the bedrooms. I have found some really great decor pieces over the years and I love growing that scheme. Right now, we are sharing a room with the…

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Transitioning Your Newborn From Bassinet to Crib

September 20, 2017

This post was sponsored by Halo. All opinions are mine. My kids are SO. DIFFERENT. All of them. It blows my mind how three siblings can be so very different in personality and temperament. When Charlie was a baby, she wouldn’t sleep anywhere but on one of our chests. That is not an exaggeration. The first time she slept independently was somewhere around nine months old. Crazy, right? Lincoln seems to be way more “chill” and easy going. He will…

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How To Survive Having a Newborn and a Toddler

August 31, 2017

Several people have messaged me and asked if I have any tips on how to adjust to life with a newborn and a toddler. Disclaimer: I’m only six weeks in to this chaos, so I have loads to learn. (Don’t worry, I will keep you posted.) Disclaimer 2: this is just my experience. For now, let’s chat about life so far. My new normal is anything but organized. In fact, it usually just feels like a total disaster. 24 hours…

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A Monochrome Kid’s Room with Delta Children

August 21, 2017

Monochrome kids rooms are really popular right now. They are modern and clean and classy. When we downsized to our apartment, it was important to me that Grayson keep his own space. Tyler and I are only in our room to sleep, and both babies are too young to care about sharing rooms, so we aren’t picky with where we ended up. However, Grayson is at an age where he values privacy and independence. A lot. He also has quite…

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Dear Middle Child: A Letter To My Only Daughter

August 17, 2017

Dear Charlie, It’s hard to believe you are already two years old. On one hand, I feel like I have known you for 100 years, and on the other it seems like you just got here. To say you have given me a run for my money these last couple of years is an understatement. Even as I write this, you are trying to do back flips off the couch. You will then transition to cuddling your baby doll, then…

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How To Diaper Bomb The New Mom

August 9, 2017

This post was sponsored by Pampers and Luvs at Sam’s Club. All opinions are mine. It’s BABY SEASON! What is baby season? It’s the most common time people are giving birth! In the U.S., nearly 12,250 babies are born in the late summer/early fall months. When I worked in Labor & Delivery, we pretty much knew that no one was getting time off in August or September…ever. All three of my babies were born in this time frame, too! More…

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