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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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Maternity Style | Summer Staples

June 23, 2017

It’s always hard for me to decide how far to go with maternity clothes, especially in the summer. I don’t want to spend a ton of money on a (relatively) small chunk of time, but if the piece is something I will wear all the time- then I will do it. I wanted to share twelve things that I have lived in during this summer pregnancy and give a quick review of why I love them. Many of them are…

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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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Why Girls Nights Are Important (As A Busy Mom)

June 19, 2017

You know what can be a drag? Making friends as an adult. I think I see people chatting about this on social media at least weekly. It’s even harder as Mom who is super busy, over committed, and emotionally drained. I feel lucky that I have a circle of amazing friends, because friendship with other women is so important to my personal happiness and strength. It just is. While I could exchange numbers with every mom I meet on the…

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Decorating With Garden Lights

June 16, 2017

This post was sponsored by Jasco via Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. Summer nights are upon us, y’all! Probably my favorite part about this season in California is the cool evenings outside. We are actually in a heat wave right now that is driving me to insanity, but the saving grace is how nice it gets at night. The house we are currently renting has a perfect space for lounging, so I recently added a patio set. The only…

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A Wine Country Maternity Photo Shoot

June 12, 2017

I just got home from my 32 week OB appointment. They were talking birth plans and fetal presentation and GBS testing… and I’m like is this real life? We are almost there? My LAST pregnancy is almost over. I can’t say I’m sad about it, but it is rather bittersweet. I’ve never done a formal maternity photo shoot before. Besides a few mirror selfies and unflattering candid photos while pregnant with Grayson or Charlie, the memories of the bump are…

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Fathers Day Gift Guide | Small Shop Edition

June 9, 2017

It’s almost shipping-cut-off time for Fathers Day, so it’s time for a gift guide! I have always been a huge lover of shopping small. I just looked and I have ten pages of Etsy purchases in my account! The thought and craftsmanship that goes into small batch products are so valuable to me, and I often end up finding super creative things that I would have never found in a big box store. Not to mention, a few of these…

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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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Married With Children | Waiting Out The Storm

June 2, 2017

I’ve been wanting to start writing some thoughts on marriage. Tyler and I aren’t marriage veterans by any stretch of the imagination, but we certainly aspire to have a healthy relationship and I believe that we do. It’s important to note that a huge part of that is because of our given personality types. We have extremely compatible temperaments and make a really natural partnership. The other part of that is effort. Yep, the cliche EFFORT. If you know much…

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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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Art Imitating Life + Our Life in Seven Words

May 30, 2017

Almost two months ago we moved our family from the East Coast to the West Coast. Tyler accepted an opportunity in California that would accelerate his career and we made the bold decision to jump of the cliff. (How do you know if your wings work if you don’t jump out of the tree, right?) Before we left, my friend and brilliant artist, Hannah Crosby, offered to make me a custom painting that would grace our new space in California,…

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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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