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Lincoln’s Birth Story

August 2, 2017

I used to tell my Doula clients to write their birth stories as soon as possible while it was fresh in their minds. Two weeks later, I’m taking that advice and diving right in to the birth story of the tiniest Crenshaw. I hadn’t had a chance to update after my 36 week appointment, but the news we took home from that was that Lincoln was probably going to be a big boy. My fundal height was measuring 41 weeks…

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Going Outside to Play | How To Avoid Cabin Fever With a New Baby

August 1, 2017

I’ve partnered with Rite Aid and Pampers for this post. However, all opinions are mine. #RiteAidSummerFun Cabin fever is a real thing after you have a baby, y’all. We ventured out yesterday for a bit of fresh air, and it was so refreshing to get out of the house! Lincoln is already two weeks old (don’t get me started), and I am feeling loads better from my C-Section. We’ve been trying to make it a priority to get the kids…

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Newborn Necessities

July 26, 2017

I can’t believe I FINALLY have a newborn to talk about with you guys! I have been dying to test out some of the products that have been laying around in boxes waiting for Mister Lincoln to make his arrival. He’s been around a week now (WHAT?!) and I have a list for you. I will keep you posted on the best products I find as we go, but for the very early days- these things are all phenomenal to…

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Why You Need A Birth Plan + Free Printable

July 24, 2017

This post was sponsored by Americord. All opinions are my own. If you are new around here, you might not know that pre-blogging, I worked in the birth world. After college and while in Nursing school, I fell in love with Obstetrics and worked in Labor & Delivery as a medical assistant. My long term goal was always to be a labor nurse and eventually complete a midwifery program. Somewhere along the way, I also decided to complete doula training,…

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Introducing Baby Lincoln

July 21, 2017

This post was going to be a 37 week pregnancy update, but, alas, life cares nothing about our plans. Instead, I am so excited to introduce you to our newest addition, born at 36 weeks and 2 days. We weren’t expecting him so soon, so bear with me while I catch my barrings! We are all smitten with him (minus Charlie, who changes her mind about him pretty frequently). I will update more soon and definitely post his birth story,…

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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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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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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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