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Atlanta Family Photography By Miriam Hoffman Photography

October 27, 2018
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It’s that time again! Family photo shoots are buzzing around social media in preparation for Christmas cards and the like. You might remember our past family photos (here and here). Since we are approaching the holidays, I was starting to think about searching Atlanta family photography and then something happened! Atlanta family photography found ME! Ha! But seriously, Miriam reached out to me to see if we could work together on a shoot and I glanced at her feed and…

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My Best Childhood Christmas Memory (And The Toy That Made It)

October 18, 2018

When you think of your favorite Christmas memories, what do you think of? Perhaps, you think of the fidgety nervousness on Christmas Eve when you are trying to fall asleep so Santa will come. Maybe you think of the taste of your favorite Christmas candy or the smell of your Grandparents’ house during holiday dinner. While I have more amazing holiday memories than I can count, I specifically remember a very special Christmas. To this day, I will tell anyone…

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5 Practical Reasons To Use Neutral Nursery Decor

October 13, 2018

Decorating and styling my home has become my very favorite hobby. When I am stressed or need to decompress; organizing/decorating/cleaning is actually my favorite fix. Weird, huh? My friends like to laugh about the fact that most of my home decor is neutral. My husband has even said (on multiple occasions) that my house is “50 Shades of Grey”. All areas of my house are, for the most part, color neutral. It was especially important for me to use Neutral…

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To Grandmother’s House We Go: The Importance Of Children Living Near Their Grandparents

October 5, 2018

Thank you Maxi-Cosi for sponsoring this post. Keep your little adventurers comfy, safe & stylish with the Maxi-Cosi Magellan™ Max 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat! I don’t know about you, but my Grandparents were an integral part of my childhood. Spending time with my Grandmother was my favorite thing in the world and I looked forward to seeing her every weekend. I have joked before that I would have lived with her if I could have, but it isn’t really a…

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The Importance Of Music Lessons For Children (And The Impact Music Has Had On Me)

September 26, 2018

I think I basically came out of the womb into music. My Dad was (and still is) a very talented songwriter and musician. He’s been the lead singer in quite a few successful bands. Fun fact: R.E.M. opened for his band in the 80s. True story. Needless to say, music has always been a huge part of my life. I have always been a Daddy’s Girl, wanting to emulate his talents and skills.…

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Mom Hack: Finding The Best Place For One-Stop Shopping

September 18, 2018

Thank you BJ’s Wholesale Club for sponsoring this post. If you have kids and you don’t buy in bulk, are you even momming? I kid, I kid. But, seriously- it’s Fall, which is undoubtedly our busiest time of year, and I have about a million things on my agenda on any given day. Shopping for necessities should be the last thing to cause a headache. Am I right? Not only that, but I just finished potty training Charlie, which means…

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Is Early Education REALLY Important? Here’s What I Think.

September 13, 2018

Since my oldest is a third grader, I have had a few years of experience with Early Childhood Education. Actually, Grayson was in some form of formal childcare setting since he was only six months old. When Grayson was tiny, I worked full time. It wasn’t even an option to do anything else. He always did well with the structure and organized curriculum of a school setting. I truly believe it helped him to thrive. Charlie and Lincoln have been…

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Learn How To Ditch The Mom Guilt (From A Mediocre Mom)

August 27, 2018

When expecting my first child, I got a lot of advice. Expectant moms are basically flashing red targets for advice, both welcomed and unsolicited. Other, more seasoned mothers have all the tips for sleep training, feeding, and discipline- always accompanied by their own personal anecdotes. The nuggets of wisdom are usually wrapped up in a neat little package of smiles and hope. Naturally, people want to be encouraging and positive. Who wants to put any focus on the rough parts?…

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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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