• Postpartum Reality — 4 weeks
  • 5 Things We Love About the DockATot
  • Books To Read When You’re Pregnant
  • How To Gently Transition From Maternity To Postpartum Clothes
  • Five Favorites — Birthday Edition
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Postpartum Reality — 4 weeks

How far into the 4th trimester:  4 weeks, 2 days … Eli’s one month birthday! Weight loss: As predicted, I lost a lot in the first two weeks and now I’ve plateaued at my “nursing weight” – 165ish. I’m eating well and often to nourish my baby. That’s my job right now. Even if it means the “big […]

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5 Things We Love About the DockATot

I’ll confess, I was skeptical of the DockATot in the beginning. But now? I’m a believer. A big, giant, shout it from the rooftops believer. Ya’ll, the DockATot is one of those baby items that just makes life easier for parents. Described as a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger, the DockATot acts as a […]

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Books To Read When You’re Pregnant

It’s books day! Just for the mamas-to-be! As I reflect back on the books I’ve read throughout my four pregnancies I wanted to share my very top favorites, the books that really impacted how I think about pregnancy and the ones that helped me best prepare for motherhood. Have you read any of them? What books do […]

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Five Favorites — Birthday Edition

Last week was my birthday! The big 3-1. So, I thought I’d write up a favorites post related to birthday presents, because who doesn’t love a little present round up? Some of these things I bought for myself (because my kids don’t know how to order online yet and I know they’d definitely want me to […]

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The Smarter Swaddle

Over and over again you’ll hear me say that none of my children are alike. I honestly have no idea how the same two parents can birth such different people. With each one, I feel like I’m learning to mother all over again. For example, sleep … Jemma’s bedtime routine lasted a few hours. We worked […]

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Eli’s Birth Story

Eli’s birth story is both very long and very short. Long in the fact that starting September 12th I was on bed rest due to severe dehydration and vertigo (Eli was born on September 15th), short in that it was just 1 1/2 hours from the onset of active labor to babe in arms (such […]

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Mini Style File — The Little Brother’s One-Tees

Melanie, the mastermind behind One-Tees, is the queen of creative repurposing. When I first heard about her concept, I thought it was brilliant! Don’t we all want a way to pass sentimental things on to our kids or commemorate a specific season of life? Well, One-Tees does just that by converting your adult size tee […]

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Postpartum Reality — Week 2

With all the kids I’ve shared somewhat frequent week-by-week pregnancy posts. I say somewhat frequent because I think Jemma got one every single week and Eli maybe got 5 total :/ But, in the vein of not judging my mom-self too hard, I’m going to ride the wave of awesome mom-ness because at least he got some. […]

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Dreaming Of a Getaway

  This last year has been a big travel year for our family. I think we wanted to squeeze in a bunch of getaways, large and small, before becoming a family of six. Now, we’re in a quiet season. We’re hoping to settle into a home and adjust to life with a new family member […]

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And Eli Makes Six!

For nine days now we’ve been a family of six. That’s just wild! Eli has seamlessly fit into our family. He’s a real sweetheart and quite snuggly. He nurses, toots, naps, and, well, that’s about it. Such a baby :) Everyone keeps asking who he looks most like — Max or Reid. And really I […]