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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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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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5 Tips For Staying Healthy Postpartum

August 23, 2017

This post is sponsored advertising content by Sargento Foods. Can we just talk about how brutal the postpartum period is? Let’s get real. There is quite possibly no other time in a woman’s life that is more physically and emotionally taxing. Not only have I had three babies, I have had three C-Sections. Each time I had more responsibilities at home and a tougher time allowing myself to recover. It’s not like we leave the hospital and go to a…

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How To Diaper Bomb The New Mom

August 9, 2017

This post was sponsored by Pampers and Luvs at Sam’s Club. All opinions are mine. It’s BABY SEASON! What is baby season? It’s the most common time people are giving birth! In the U.S., nearly 12,250 babies are born in the late summer/early fall months. When I worked in Labor & Delivery, we pretty much knew that no one was getting time off in August or September…ever. All three of my babies were born in this time frame, too! More…

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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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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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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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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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Pregnancy Update | Second Trimester Recap

May 26, 2017

Happy holiday weekend to everyone! I am beyond excited to have three lazy days with my little family. There’s a huge music festival going on here this weekend, so we are going to try and stay away from the traffic and just relax and maybe find some water to play in. I can’t believe I am already 29 weeks, you guys. This pregnancy is flying. In the last update, I mentioned that this has been my easiest pregnancy and it…

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