This + That

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Summer is here!  I mean, not technically, but for our family because the school year wrapped up this week. We’re loving the sunshine, the longer days, popsicles, park visits, and sleeping in. Jokes. No one is sleeping in here. We have been napping well lately though. Slower days with less to dos allow that. And […]

The Forgotten Things

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Throughout my day, I buzz nonstop. There is always something to do, someone to care for. At night, when I reflect back on what I did or did not accomplish, I always find it hard to summarize what happened. Because really, what did I do? Anything worthwhile? Anything that matters?  It seems that my daily […]

Helping Your Toddler Sleep Through the Night

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sposie Booster Pads, the number one brand in diaper doubles. All opinions are entirely my own. Teaching babies to sleep? Totally not my jam. I throw up my arms and snuggle them into the wee hours.  But toddlers? Helping them to sleep through the night is […]

31 1/2 Facts About Me

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It has been years since I shared an about me round up and seeing that today is my half birthday (oh yes, we totally celebrate those around here!) I figured, why not? Here’s to thirty one and a half! Enjoy this list of random facts about yours truly! Cookies are my weakness. Especially these … […]

The Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide To Getting Away

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This post was sponsored by Philips Avent as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Going back to work after Jemma was born kind of scarred me. I HATED leaving her. I felt like I was leaving my heart behind and I worried. Oh, […]

Happy From the Inside Out

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  As I type, you’re wiggling yourself to sleep beside me. You’re smiling and kicking; practically winking while you murmur, “Golly Mama, I’m just so glad that we love each other so much.” And we do. We really really do. It’s been six months since Eli joined our crew (well, six months in another week) and […]

3 Things I’ve Learned Between My First Baby and My Last

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    When Jemma was born seven years ago, I thought I knew quite a bit about becoming a mother. I had read mountains of books, talked to quite a few mentor moms, and although my pregnancy and early days with her were pre-Pinterest (ohmygoodness, do you remember?) I had cataloged gobs of articles, both […]

Word of the Year: Routine

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2017 will go down in infamy for its non-routine.  We packed and moved in January-February. I cooked a baby all spring/summer long. Eli came in September. Then, we house-hunted, packed, and moved between October and December. Everything was helter skelter. Always. 2017, you be crazy. I like plans. I like knowing what to expect. So, although […]

Postpartum Reality — 15 Weeks

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How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over :( I missed the 12-13 week mark because we were busy moving and all things blogging fell by the wayside for a bit! #survivalmode UPDATE: Wait, no I didn’t miss it, I just left it in my drafts and never hit publish! I backdated it so these updates […]

Postpartum Reality — 12 Weeks

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^^^ Transforming from tragic to pretty fantastic is one of my major life skills ^^^ How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over! 12 weeks with my little Eli in my arms, Weight loss: I packed our scale (we’re moving!), but before I did, I stepped on it and weighted 163 pounds. I peaked at about 210 […]

Time and Sanity Savers From a Mom of 4

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Today’s post is sponsored by Parent’s Choice. All opinions are my own.  Having four little ones has taught me two things. I mean, they’ve taught me many, many things, not just two, but only so much can fit into a blog post! First lesson … it’s essential to be smart about how I spend my time. Second, […]