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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 […]

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Mini Style File — The Little Brother’s One-Tees

Melanie, the mastermind behind One-Tees, is the queen of creative repurposing. When I first heard about her concept, I thought it was brilliant! Don’t we all want a way to pass sentimental things on to our kids or commemorate a specific season of life? Well, One-Tees does just that by converting your adult size tee […]

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Postpartum Reality — Week 2

With all the kids I’ve shared somewhat frequent week-by-week pregnancy posts. I say somewhat frequent because I think Jemma got one every single week and Eli maybe got 5 total :/ But, in the vein of not judging my mom-self too hard, I’m going to ride the wave of awesome mom-ness because at least he got some. […]

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Dreaming Of a Getaway

  This last year has been a big travel year for our family. I think we wanted to squeeze in a bunch of getaways, large and small, before becoming a family of six. Now, we’re in a quiet season. We’re hoping to settle into a home and adjust to life with a new family member […]

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And Eli Makes Six!

For nine days now we’ve been a family of six. That’s just wild! Eli has seamlessly fit into our family. He’s a real sweetheart and quite snuggly. He nurses, toots, naps, and, well, that’s about it. Such a baby :) Everyone keeps asking who he looks most like — Max or Reid. And really I […]

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The First Day of Friday School

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Integrated Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Today is a day of accomplishments.  For starters, Eli and I are celebrating one week of life as two! I CANNOT believe he is already a week old. You’ll hear […]

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Baby Is Here!

We’re so happy that our little man has arrived safe and sound … and that he has a name :) His birth story is both a full and fast one. Once I get my bearings, I’ll be back to share!