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The Scoop on Fidget Toys and Our Four Favorites

July 14, 2017

This post was sponsored by Educents. All opinions are mine. If you haven’t heard the term “fidget spinner”, you might be living on the moon. One of the current crazes on the kid scene are these things. I have seen articles about them all over social media and, of course, my seven year old begs for them. While they have drawn a lot of attention and popularity, they actually have an intended purpose! The spinners are intended to help antsy…

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What Every Mom Needs To Know About Summer Camp

July 12, 2017

This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and Mouse and Magpie. All opinions are mine.  Grayson, my oldest, just returned a few days ago from his first experience at sleep-away summer camp. He was gone for a whole week, y’all! He’s been dying to go ever since he was much younger and watched TV shows and movies about camp. He’s always been quite the independent kid and never afraid to venture out for new experiences. (Sounds like someone else I…

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8 Free Things To Do Outside of the House With The Kids This Summer

June 28, 2017

This post was sponsored by Gymboree. All opinions and content are mine. Need to get out of the house but don’t have the funds for anything extravagant? I’ve got you covered with 8 free things to do this summer with your kids. When I was little, we didn’t have much money, but I never knew it. Especially in the summers, my mom always had plenty for us to do that didn’t cost anything. Our days were full and fun, even…

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Buying Diapers in Bulk: A Cautionary Tale from a Scattered Mom

June 26, 2017

If there is anything I have learned about motherhood, it’s that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s a lame cliché, but it’s so true. Staying ahead of the game and planning in advance is the single most important way to avoid disaster. Take it from someone who really struggles with that concept and relies heavily on post-it notes, alarm reminders, and to-do lists.…

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Why You Should Have a Summer Family Bucket List

June 21, 2017

This post was sponsored by hint® water. All opinions are my own. Happy FIRST day of summer! I’m not going to lie to you, this will probably be the best summer I have ever experienced (weather wise). (Disclaimer: this last week has been a crazy heat wave and was not my favorite, but apparently it will be short lived.) As our first summer in Northern California, we are not mad about the overall new climate. Georgia was very hot and…

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5 Major Things I Would Go Back and Tell My First-Time-Mom Self

June 15, 2017

This post was sponsored by Owlet. All opinions are my own. Coming up on the birth of my third baby, I’m realizing how much my mindset has evolved over the years. I became a mother almost eight years ago, but I remember it well. The fear, anticipation and anxiety that comes with the new role is almost overwhelming. We aren’t exactly given a manual, and they don’t tell you that one-size-(DOESN’T)-fit-all when it comes to Motherhood. I’ve thought about what…

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The Best Black Diaper Bags

June 7, 2017

I am such a total weirdo when it comes to baby things. I like for baby things to NOT look babyish. I pretty much hate pastels or characters or anything that looks like it belongs in a daycare center. Not to mention the fact that I am all about gender neutral items and products that can be reused later for something else. That said, there’s pretty much nothing more crucial to mom life than a good baby bag. I have…

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How to Find Childcare in a New City + Interview Questions to Ask a Potential Nanny

June 5, 2017

This conversation was sponsored by Care.com. All opinions are 100% my own. If you have ever moved any significant distance, you know that one of the biggest headaches is re-establishing all your go-to services. Trust me, I have been there more than once. We are actually going through that now (again). Besides finding new doctors, a new hairdresser, massage therapist, or auto mechanic, we also needed to find new babysitters. I would venture to say that finding a new babysitter…

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Making Time for Me | Affordable Childcare for the Work-At-Home-Mom

June 1, 2017

Being a work-at-home Mom is undoubtedly a unique experience. It’s especially interesting as a creative professional. Doing anything from home with kids all over you is difficult in itself, but when your job relies heavily on creativity and quiet time to “think”, working from home is next to impossible. That quiet time I need to explore my thoughts and cultivate content is non-existent.…

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Pregnancy Update | Second Trimester Recap

May 26, 2017

Happy holiday weekend to everyone! I am beyond excited to have three lazy days with my little family. There’s a huge music festival going on here this weekend, so we are going to try and stay away from the traffic and just relax and maybe find some water to play in. I can’t believe I am already 29 weeks, you guys. This pregnancy is flying. In the last update, I mentioned that this has been my easiest pregnancy and it…

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Double Nursery with Davinci Baby

May 24, 2017

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I only have 11ish weeks before we have ANOTHER baby in the house! It’s true what they say about the third kid, they are lucky to get somewhere to sleep. I kid, but seriously- I am so behind on getting everything together for Lincoln! Not only that, but it turns out we are on the house hunt again and have to move again before he is born. Long story, you might have caught a…

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Pregnancy Essentials for Every Trimester

May 22, 2017

Hello, third trimester! I will be doing a pregnancy update really soon, but I wanted to go ahead and do a roundup of some of my personal favorites during my THIRD pregnancy. These items are all tried, tested and true. Each trimester comes with different woes, and I have an answer for lots of them!…

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4 Chores That I Hate (and Why They Are a Waste of Time)

May 13, 2017

This post is sponsored by Merry Maids. All opinions are my own. Mothers Day is in tomorrow and I have seen more posts on social media from moms wishing someone would BEGGING someone to clean their house for a gift. Not asking for jewelry… or a handbag… but, pleading with the internet to send a house cleaning fairy. What better time to send these pleas into the universe than the week of Mothers Day? Amen, sisters. I have to say,…

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