Hello Second Trimester!

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Oh my lanta.  That was rough. Well, it kind of still is (evening nausea anyone?), but I’m aiming to begin the start of the week, AND the start of my second trimester, with a brighter perspective and manageable to do list. And yay, you get to check it out, because what else would you want […]

Everything

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I’ve written half a dozen posts about all our life transitions. And then they’ve just fallen by the wayside. Because things like packing and kids and surviving became priorities. So, the timeline looks something like this … In September Dominic accepted a promotion 2 hours away from home He started commuting, staying in hotels during […]

Baby #4

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It’s official … Reid is no longer the baby of our family, he’s a “super cool big bro”! Come September we’ll have a new little one in our crew and we couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m almost 8 weeks and oh so tired. And nauseous, especially in the evenings. Jemma and Max are so excited and all of […]

Breastfeeding Essentials Guide

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My mama resume boasts 5 years of breastfeeding. FIVE. YEARS. There was a break when I was pregnant with Max and then a few weeks between Max weaning and Reid being born. So, for the most part, this whole nourishing another person with my body has been a full time gig for a long time. […]

Happy Golden Birthday, Reid!

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Reid will always be the happiest way to begin a new year.  Being due in late December I thought for sure I’d have a Christmastime baby. But no, Reid had other plans and laid his mark on a different holiday – New Year’s Day! And that means this year, his first birthday, is his golden […]

This Month at mom.me

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I hustled my bustle before we left for Disneyland and got a ton of work done so I could fully embrace the magic without interruption. Go me! Doing that has made December slow and easy and really lovely. For me, freelance is one of those “when it rains it pours” type of things and honestly, I’ve […]

My Reid

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Before Reid had his thumb surgery I scheduled a photo shoot with our family photography. I wanted to capture some special photos of his double thumb along with his almost 9 month cuteness. The big kids and I didn’t plan to join in on these photos. It was a hot, summer day and we’d spent […]

Sleep Tight

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After 3 kids, I can confidently say that I’m pretty against sleep training. At least the kind of sleep training that leaves little ones crying, trapped, and wondering where their mama and dad went.  It’s exhausting coaching your kids into good sleep habits, but now, with a 4 and 6 year old who easily go […]

Where To Buy Christmas + Winter Essentials On Extreme Sale

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Twice a year my heart starts to beat a little faster and my wish list (on behalf of my kids) grows a bit longer. Can you guess why? It’s because the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale is comin’ to town! And I say “comin’ to town” because JBF is practically a version of Santa! Just Between Friends […]

Reid — 10 Months

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Disclaimer – although I have managed to miss most of Reid’s milestones in the blog world, I’ve kept up with his physical baby book! Kind of a feat considering that Reid is my third and I’m homeschooling this year and prepping for a move and busier than ever with work. But I really don’t want to forget. […]

4 Easy Ways To Boost Your Kid’s Immunity

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This is a sponsored post written for Vicks Humidifiers. I was compensated and provided complimentary products for this post. All opinions are my own. Cough, sniffle. Sniffle, cough. Snot, belly aches, and snuggles on the couch. Have winter colds hit your home yet? I sure hope not! But, in all likelihood, if they haven’t yet, […]