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28 Weeks

  Petunia dress c/o Paisley Raye, shop more Paisley Raye pretties here! Helloooooo third trimester! I can’t believe you’re back … again. I’m totally tired, feel GINORMOUS, and am oh so thankful that it rained again today. One more day I haven’t had to survive the sweltering summer heat — hallelujah! I keep thinking that […]

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This + That

I spent all day yesterday thinking today was going to be Friday. Like, “Yay! Only one more day until the weekend!” And then, *boom* wake up and it’s only Thursday. Hmmmm. So now I have a whole extra day to fill and I think that’s going to include a Starbucks run, a post office drop, […]

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6 Questions To Ask Before You Invest In a Really Nice Stroller

Today’s post is sponsored by Baby Cubby. Cross my heart, I don’t mean to sound uppity, but when it comes to strollers … you get what you pay for. This, I know from experience. This, I have schooled Dominic on. And that says a lot seeing that he is Mr. Budget. Here’s the deal … invest in a […]

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May Days

May was beautiful. In so many ways. It was the prime of my pregnancy – love that second trimester boost of energy. Had spurts of gorgeous weather – even if it wasn’t sunny, it was often clear. And, we’re all feeling settled as we acclimate to our new town. I mean, how could we not, with […]

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How To Listen To Audiobooks For Free

I don’t read a ton, but I read a fair amount. These days half the books I read are holding a paperback  and turning pages and the other half is hitting play and listening.  That’s right … I’m an audiobook mama! I listen on the regular. Sometimes as I fall asleep. Often in the car (with this […]

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Style File — Be Bold!

Today’s fabulous mama fashion is sponsored by Pink Blush. The perfect place to shop whether you’re expecting or just on the prowl for summer pretties! Happy last day of May! Once June arrives it’s crazy town here, because I say hello to my third trimester! And that’s kind of surreal, because the third trimester leads […]

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Say Yes To Being a Match

As a SAHM it’s super easy to get stuck in my own little world.  For the most part, I’m healthy, my kids are healthy, and we’re living a pretty charmed life. But not everyone is. And God forbid, that might not always be our story. That’s one reason why I love social media. It really […]

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This + That

Jem and I are upping our art game. It’s calm and relaxing and we listen to Yo-Yo Ma or the Disney Legacy CD while we craft. The boys join in sometimes and other times we distract them with snacks so we can get creative in the quiet. This week it was watercolors and flower crowns. Next week? Well, we’re taking […]

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Favorites for Baby Four

This post was written in collaboration with some of the included brands. No payment was received, but some items were gifted to our family. Affiliate links included. Dominic and I do very different things in our down time. Down time as in, when the kids are all finally sleeping and we have a little time on […]