Happy Birthday to Me + a Lily Jade Giveaway!

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I’M THIRTY!!! The big 3-0! Today was a normal, hum-drum day. That’s what happens when you’re a mama and your birthday falls on a weekday :) The kids and I ate maple glazed old fashioned donuts as a treat for breakfast and Jem and I shared one of the new Pumpkin Spice bottled Frappuccino. When […]

7 Tips For Starting Your Morning Strong

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The smarts start right here! From one tired mama to another I’m excited to share a few ways I’m organizing my days by starting the mornings strong! Feel free to chime in with your mornings tips too! Solidarity, ya’ll, solidarity! Wake Up When Your Alarm Goes Off Just. Do. It. No, you don’t want to, […]

Happy Birthday, Jemma!

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My little love! You’re six today. Six!!! I swear it was just yesterday that we brought you home from the hospital. You were a darling girl then and you’re a darling girl now. You are the biggest helper and the most gentle soul. An avid reader. An amazing big sister. A true encourager and a […]

8 Less Mess Snacks For Babies + Toddlers

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Reid is my little foodie. This boy has been eyeing my plate for months and every nibble he gets, he savors, loves, and truly enjoys. Flavors are his friend and independence is his game.  But, here’s the thing. I kinda hate feeding him. I mean, I do! Of course! Or, Jemma does :) But can […]

The Secret To Surviving Kids In Casts

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I’m no actuary, but I’d venture to say that 90% of moms experience their kids having a cast sooner or later. It’s like an undesired badge on the vest of motherhood. Like, #realmotherhoodinyourface No one wants a kiddo in a cast, but everyone tends to get the honor of dealing with the heartache and inconvenience sooner […]

Part Two — Reid’s Polydactyly Reconstruction

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We drove to Seattle on Thursday morning, September 1st; Reid’s 8 month birthday. I had dreaded surgery day for weeks, but felt a big wave peace on our drive north. A lot of people were praying for us and we felt it.  We checked into the Bellevue Surgery Center and Reid smiled sweetly for his […]

This Month On mom.me

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We’ve been reading lots and lots since kicking off our homeschool year. So far, this book ^^^, Flyaway, is our favorite library pick thus far. The illustrations are just gorgeous. I’m totally a sucker for pretty illustrations. And Jem ooo’s and ahhhh’s right along with me. It helps that Jemma’s sing song reading voice is […]

Every Mom’s Back To School Nightmare

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This post was sponsored by Nix® Ultra as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and I received products to facilitate my review. Say the L word and I just can’t. Like, I cannot even consider coping. It’s my worst nightmare. Dramatic much?  But really, you guys. Lice, those little buggers, are hands dow on […]

How To Sleep Like a Well-Rested Mom + a Giveaway!

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Want sleep advice for your kids?  This post ain’t for you! Nope, today is all about the mamas! Because mamas deserve sleep. We neeeeeeed sleep. Sleep makes us happy and sleep makes us more productive. Can I get an amen? I mean, let’s be real I can only use so many filters to take away the […]

Style File — LulaLovely!

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Ready to feel a touch jealous? I went to Magnolia Market in Texas while visiting my sister for her graduation!  Yes, THE Magnolia Market … and Garden and Bakery and oh my, The Silos. Chip + Joanna have thought of everything. It’s picturesque and oh so quaint. Sadly, it poured, like Texas downpour rain, our entire visit, […]