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Creamy, Not-Too-Spicy Jalepeno Dip

Awhile back (summer 2016 to be exact), baby Reid and I made the trek to Texas to visit my sister. There, I fell in love with Tex-Mex. Deep, cheesy, fresh salsa, Tres Leches kinda love. Upon arriving home, I craved all the things and nothing in the Northwest quite compares to the food scene in Texas. […]

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This + That

Who else is just smitten with fall? Two hands, two boots, and a venti pumpkin spice americano with extra cream way WAY up for me!  Currently, the crew and I stay home a lot (because it’s hella hard to leave with 4 people fully clothed, fed, and happy). But, when cabin fever strikes I just have to […]

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You

Eli Anthony, newborn photo session by mama, 12 days old It’s in the way your whisper soft breath falls on my chest. Consistent and calm.It’s in the way your fingers curl around mine. Small and smooth.It’s in the way, you, every bit, is perfect. Born unique. All you, part of me, part of us.I can close […]

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That Mama Gretchen + Lily Jade Giveaway

Years ago, when I was just a mama to Jemma, I packed EVERYTHING in my diaper bag before we left the house. I mean, what if she got hungry or breastmilk splattered or it got cold or we had to wait longer than expected somewhere? I was the quintessential, uber prepared, first time mom. And […]

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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 […]