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Charlie’s Big Girl Room Reveal

August 6, 2018

When Charlie hit the two and a half mark, she started sleep regressing. We have no idea why. She just decided that sleep wasn’t going to be her thing anymore. Up until that point, she hadn’t been in her own big girl room. (Who’s been around since this room reveal or this one?!) She was still in a crib, because she truly did not seem ready for a bed. She is my wild child, and needed the confinement of the…

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How To Find Quality Child Care in Georgia

July 16, 2018

This post is sponsored by GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I blinked and the summer is almost over, at least here in Georgia. When I say almost over, I mean we only have a little less than a month before our county’s school is back in session! Grayson is starting third grade, but Charlie is turning three and in desperate need of child care, specifically: early preschool. (Let’s be…

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When You Know Better, Do Better: Why We “Turn After Two”

July 3, 2018

This conversation is sponsored by Chicco. As always, all opinions are mine. If you are a parent and have hung around social media very long, you have probably seen the ever-popular car seat debate. It’s one of the hot parenting topics that come up in discussion threads fairly regularly on the good ‘ole internet, especially “turn after two”. It’s also a topic that tends to bring out some passionate opinions. There are usually two sides to the argument. There are…

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Forgetting The Unforgettable: The Fog Of The First Year

June 25, 2018

This post was sponsored by Just Born. However, all opinions are mine. You might have heard new moms talk about the fog of having a new baby. Between sleep deprivation, stress, and everything else that comes with a major life adjustment… infancy can become a blur. The inconvenient truth of that “new mom fog” is that it’s happening at a time when some of the most valuable memories are being made.…

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How To Do An Outdoor “Drive-In” Movie Night

June 22, 2018

If you have ever wondered how to do an outdoor drive-in movie night for your kids- look no further! We had been waiting on the perfect night to do an outdoor “drive-in” movie, and it finally got nice enough in Atlanta to do it! What do I mean, by outdoor drive-in movie?! Just that! You can turn your backyard into the ultimate summer movie night with just a few things that you probably have in your house. There are lots…

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How To Deal With Your Kid’s Snack Attacks This Summer

June 7, 2018

This post is sponsored by Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP. All opinions are mine. I know for a fact that I am not alone when it comes to having kids that are constantly hungry. If you are anything like me, you are tired of the constant snack requests and having to tell your kids what they can eat. Here’s a snippet of a typical afternoon at my house:…

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Practical Tips For Surviving Sleep Regressions

May 28, 2018

This post is sponsored by Carter’s. All opinions are mine. Can I be real for a second? Two under three is insanity. It’s insane for many reasons (that I should probably vent about), not the least of which being their current SLEEP patterns. With an infant and a toddler, it seems a little bit like someone is constantly in a sleep regression of some sort. Regression is a nice word. My kids are practically rebuking sleep or any type of…

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Atlanta Staycation: Mom’s Night Away

May 16, 2018

Moms: have you ever fantasized about a night away from home in a hotel with room service? Um, hi. I have. In fact, when scanning my mom groups on Facebook last week, it seemed that it’s a very popular item on the Mother’s Day wish list. Sometimes, it would just be nice to have peace, quiet, a bubble bath, and food delivered straight to my bed- right?! If you’re in my area, look no further. I found a perfect spot…

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How To Turn “Screen Time” Into Family Time

May 10, 2018

This post is sponsored by Amazon. Is it just me, or does screen time get a bad rap? In the land of social media and parenting wars, it seems like the very topic of devices and the how they are used can be very controversial. I have to say, we are a “screen friendly” home. No, I don’t let screens parent my kids (all the time, anyway… half kidding…). However, I do believe that all screen time isn’t negative and…

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Everybody is Different (Different is Normal)

April 30, 2018

As Charlie nears her third birthday, I can’t help but think about the journey we’ve been on with her hemangioma. Not the hemangioma itself, but the emotional journey we have taken as her parents and advocates. While she is still too little to notice much of anything about her outward appearance, we have never hesitated to instill wisdom in her and the people around her. I’ve written open letters to the public, imploring society to shift their ideas of beauty…

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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
what to pack in a diaper bag

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
carters baby clothes

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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