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Sentiments Of A Work-From-Home-Mom With Two Under Three

March 26, 2018

I had a recent realization. I found myself saying a lot “Three kids is so hard!” It just kind of seemed like the statement to make. I’m drained, stressed, and running on empty. At some point, though, I had a moment where I was like- KATIE. This is not about three kids. You are not incapable of raising three humans… this is 1000% about the ages of the younger two.…

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Must Pack Items For Your Shared Diaper Bag

March 7, 2018
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This post is sponsored by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste®. #ad With two babies still in diapers and only twenty-three months apart, a shared diaper bag became something that I had to figure out quickly. It takes tremendous skill and talent to pack a diaper bag, you guys. There’s a fine line between WAY too much stuff and being caught with not enough supplies in a baby crisis. A couple of years ago, I talked about my diaper bag for just Charlie…

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The Last First Time: An Ode To The Third Baby

February 24, 2018
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This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. If you have been around me for any significant amount of time lately, you might have heard me talk about the mixed emotions that come when your LAST-born is whipping through the milestones. Watching the youngest and last baby seem to fly through the first year is both beautiful and bittersweet.…

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The Morning My Life Changed (And A Progress Update)

February 19, 2018

I can’t believe it’s been four weeks, you guys. Four weeks ago, enough was enough. It wasn’t New Years Day. It wasn’t even a Monday. (It was actually a random Tuesday, because I refuse to conform). I woke up and decided to change my lifestyle. I decided to put myself first. (GASP.) Let’s rewind a bit.…

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The Ultimate Baby Registry (From A Mom Of Three)

February 7, 2018

This post is sponsored by Babylist. If you are wondering if I’m still alive, the answer is yes. I am- indeed- alive, well, and in business. We moved back to Georgia a couple weeks ago and I have yet to get my life back in order. That said, I PROMISE that I am coming back to this space for more content. I have so many great ideas lined up for you. To start the fun, I’m really excited to share…

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Moving Across The Country With Three Kids: A Survival Guide

February 4, 2018
moving across the country with kids

Moving across the country with three kids is not for the faint of heart, you guys. I should get some kind of medal for most moves with kids in an extremely short period of time. We (as a family) have officially moved FOUR times in two years. We won’t even talk about how many times I have moved in my life as an individual. This last one, though, was a doozie. Once again, we moved coast to coast. After our…

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4 Ways To Ask How You Can Help A New Mom (That Are Better Than “Do You Need Anything?”)

February 1, 2018

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx Hi there, hello. My name is Katie and I have been a “new mom” three times. I have brought home a newborn three whole times, each time having different challenges than the last. I would venture to say that this last time was the hardest, having an almost two year old at home. Nevertheless, the postpartum period with a new baby is undoubtedly some of the most challenging and draining times in a woman’s life,…

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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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6 Postpartum Problems No One Told You About with Tom’s of Maine

December 4, 2017

Thank you Tom’s of Maine for sponsoring this post. The postpartum period comes with a slew of uncomfortable side effects. If you are a mom, you’ve been there. Tom’s of Maine deodorant is currently helping me battle my very favorite and number six on this list: body odor. Yep, body odor. B.O. is a perfect example of something veteran moms just casually leave out of conversation when telling you about the beautiful and magical weeks after your bundle arrives. Not…

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My Mental Health Journey and When I Decided To Stop Suffering

November 14, 2017

A large part of my DNA and my journey through life revolves around my history of sub-par mental health. It’s taken a few months of courage building to hit post on this one. Nevertheless, I hope at least one person needs this story. My first panic attack was in the fourth grade. I was nine years old. I vividly remember the trigger, then my heart rate starting to rise, then an inability to swallow, then clammy hands and ringing ears.…

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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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