Night out styles under $150

*This post may contain affiliate links* This past weekend we saw HAMILTON!!! It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. I held my husband’s arm the entire time because my eyes never left the stage, and I didn’t want him to feel like I was ignoring him. This trip was his wedding present to me, and it’s definitely going in my top 10 list of our favorite things we’ve done together. We scheduled a babysitter for A and…

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How we went from having a Co-sleeper to an Independent Sleeper

Our co-sleeping “adventure” has been just that…an adventure. We’ve been co-sleeping with A since we brought her home from the hospital, and it was pretty clear from the first night that she was going to stick to us like glue. And that she has, up until about four months ago! For us, co-sleeping wasn’t really a choice, it was a way for two parents who had no family or help nearby to get some much-needed sleep. It worked for A…

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Holiday Cleaning Prep with Bona PowerPlus

  “Well, It’s almost here So spread some cheer Let’s give love and get some back The more you give, the more you’ll have Well, the fire’s bright now And snow comes down Grab your family; hold them near Christmas time is here” The More You Give (The More You Have) by Michael Buble Holiday season has arrived and once again, I’m totally blindsided. Thankfully we don’t host Thanksgiving or Christmas at our place since we are still renting, but…

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A letter to my daughter about my postpartum depression.

Dear A, When I go through the first two years of your life in my head it plays like an old movie projector displayed across the walls of my mind. And each memory holds an emotion I can still feel throughout every inch of my body when it’s transported for display. What will one day be a distant memory, lingers like the shadow that follows behind on a sunny day. And although you won’t remember what has happened I know…

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Postpartum Depression, The PPD Chronicles

A Gift Guide for Millennial Dads

Gift guide season is upon us, so I thought I’d put together a fun little gift guide for Millennial Dads (although these are great for ANY dad in your life). Most of these my husband already has, or has been asking me for over the past couple of months. I’ve linked them all for you guys, and they can all be bought online because who has time to go to the store anymore?!?! Unless it’s Target we are talking about!…

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Getting my teeth wedding ready with Smile Brilliant

When I started hashing out all the details for our wedding, my teeth were pretty high one on the list for “day-of” details. I had braces in high school and ever since getting them off I’ve been a bit obsessed with my teeth. I’ve also never had a cavity, so I make sure to take really good care of them. My go-to teeth whitening is one you can find at any pharmacy or grocery store, but I knew for my…

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Jelly Bean Math Activity for Preschoolers

Jelly Bean Math Who doesn’t love jelly beans? Americans consume billions of jelly beans a year, so it’s likely that your preschooler will be on board with this yummy (and educational) activity. You’ll help her recognize her senses, as well as make predictions, sort, and chart! What You Need: Bag of jelly beans (variety bag, with at least 4 flavors) Medium sized plastic storage container Notepad Pen or pencil 2 sheets of cardstock or construction paper Crayons Jellybean graphing page (make…

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A Day at Baylinks Golf

  One of my main goals for this year was to challenge myself, not only with my blog, but in life. Every opportunity to try something new and exciting would be an activity I wouldn’t hold myself back from. So when Brad, the owner of Baylinks Golf offered me a lesson I was eager to try out my skills at an indoor golf center. I come from a family of golfers, and my husband plays as much as he possibly can. But…

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The PPD Chronicles – THERAPY

    My postpartum recovery has been a journey I was not prepared for, and for the longest time I told myself this would be a solo trip. I convinced myself that I was strong enough to do it all on my own. For a while I was fine-eating well, exercising, spending time with friends, and getting my life back in order. I made time for myself and the things that made me happy. I was under the impression that…

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Postpartum Depression

How to manage a business and still have time for your family

Creating and managing a business is hard, but imagine having a family on top of that. How do you create a business while having to tend to a family? How do you manage a business while having to go home early each night to pick up the kids, clean the house, and cook dinner? Is it even possible? Over the years of managing a for-profit blog, I’ve learned that it definitely is possible, but it takes a little work to…

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