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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 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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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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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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Transitioning Your Newborn From Bassinet to Crib

September 20, 2017

This post was sponsored by Halo. All opinions are mine. My kids are SO. DIFFERENT. All of them. It blows my mind how three siblings can be so very different in personality and temperament. When Charlie was a baby, she wouldn’t sleep anywhere but on one of our chests. That is not an exaggeration. The first time she slept independently was somewhere around nine months old. Crazy, right? Lincoln seems to be way more “chill” and easy going. He will…

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Dear Moms of Older Kids: Be Our Lighthouse

September 9, 2017

Being a mom of small children is not easy 99% of the time, and that seems to be universally understood. We hear things from friends and strangers in the grocery store like “You have your hands full.” “You’re in the thick of it.” Or “You’re in the trenches right now.” On one hand, it’s comforting to know that people recognize the struggle. On the other hand, it’s a reminder of our overwhelm. To be honest, those phrases can be daunting.…

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How To Survive Having a Newborn and a Toddler

August 31, 2017

Several people have messaged me and asked if I have any tips on how to adjust to life with a newborn and a toddler. Disclaimer: I’m only six weeks in to this chaos, so I have loads to learn. (Don’t worry, I will keep you posted.) Disclaimer 2: this is just my experience. For now, let’s chat about life so far. My new normal is anything but organized. In fact, it usually just feels like a total disaster. 24 hours…

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Raising Good Humans in a Divided Political Climate

August 18, 2017

I think we can all agree that the state of our country right now is not awesome. It feels hostile, tense, unpredictable, and regressed. Regardless of what your political beliefs are, I’m sure you feel it. Now more than ever, we are divided. Not only are we divided by party lines and belief systems, but it seems that basic human values aren’t even something we all have in common anymore. As an objective and educated adult, it’s easy for me…

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Dear Middle Child: A Letter To My Only Daughter

August 17, 2017

Dear Charlie, It’s hard to believe you are already two years old. On one hand, I feel like I have known you for 100 years, and on the other it seems like you just got here. To say you have given me a run for my money these last couple of years is an understatement. Even as I write this, you are trying to do back flips off the couch. You will then transition to cuddling your baby doll, then…

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