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How To Maintain A Healthy Diet As a Busy Mom

September 22, 2017

This post is sponsored advertising content by Sargento Foods. One thing I never expected to be so difficult, was to maintain a healthy diet as a busy mom. Many of us have been pregnant and can vouch for all the crazy pregnancy cravings. For me, with all three kids, I loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, for instance. Not only that, but food just tastes better when I’m pregnant. I think it’s common to throw caution to the wind and…

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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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24 Hours in Carmel-By-The-Sea | a Travel Guide

September 11, 2017

It’s time to say goodbye to summer! I don’t hate summers on the west coast, y’all, ESPECIALLY on the beaches of California. As opposed to the east coast beaches I am used to, Northern California beaches are much cooler temperatures and surrounded by incredible landscapes. Before summer is officially gone, I wanted to do a recap of a 24 hour trip we took a few months back to Carmel-By-The-Sea.…

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Dear Moms of Older Kids: Be Our Lighthouse

September 9, 2017

Being a mom of small children is not easy 99% of the time, and that seems to be universally understood. We hear things from friends and strangers in the grocery store like “You have your hands full.” “You’re in the thick of it.” Or “You’re in the trenches right now.” On one hand, it’s comforting to know that people recognize the struggle. On the other hand, it’s a reminder of our overwhelm. To be honest, those phrases can be daunting.…

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Goodbye Twelve & Six, Hello Typical Katie.

September 8, 2017

Happy Friday people! I am admittedly the slackest blogger on earth lately. If anyone can tell me how to continue adulting and mothering WHILE maintaining my blog, I would love to know the secrets. No, but seriously. I promise I have new posts coming up that are GOOD. One thing you may have noticed here and on social media is a NAME CHANGE. I debated a formal announcement and originally decided against it. However, I decided maybe it would be…

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Why is Adult Acne a Thing?

September 4, 2017

This post was sponsored by TrophySkin. All opinions are mine. But, really. Why? Why is adult acne a thing? Didn’t I serve my time as an awkward teen? Between environmental causes, hormonal fluctuation, and whatever else, my skin has just progressively gotten worse in my adult years. Adult Acne should literally be eradicated. It’s not fair. My skin isn’t even oily, which is a conundrum in itself. My skin is dry, but I am constantly broken out. I decided that…

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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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5 Tips For Staying Healthy Postpartum

August 23, 2017

This post is sponsored advertising content by Sargento Foods. Can we just talk about how brutal the postpartum period is? Let’s get real. There is quite possibly no other time in a woman’s life that is more physically and emotionally taxing. Not only have I had three babies, I have had three C-Sections. Each time I had more responsibilities at home and a tougher time allowing myself to recover. It’s not like we leave the hospital and go to a…

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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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Raising Good Humans in a Divided Political Climate

August 18, 2017

I think we can all agree that the state of our country right now is not awesome. It feels hostile, tense, unpredictable, and regressed. Regardless of what your political beliefs are, I’m sure you feel it. Now more than ever, we are divided. Not only are we divided by party lines and belief systems, but it seems that basic human values aren’t even something we all have in common anymore. As an objective and educated adult, it’s easy for me…

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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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Building Our Tribe | Wine Country Blogger Brunch

August 15, 2017

I have said before that the best part about blogging is undoubtedly the relationships I have made. I was nervous when I moved to Wine Country that I would have a hard time connecting with a blogger community here. When you work from home in such a specific industry, it’s so important to have a tribe of women who understand the ins and outs of the “biz” and can be a valuable support and sounding board. Professional bloggers are usually,…

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