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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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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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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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