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Unique Mother’s Day Gift (featuring Incredibundles)

I always love sharing my awesome finds with you guys because they are just too good to be kept a secret! So when I was asked to try out the gift service called Incredibundles I knew I had to share our experience with you. Now let me just start out by saying I WISH I had known about this when I was pregnant! It would have been a great option for my baby shower, first Mother’s Day, or even Christmas.…

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Lifestyle, Mommy & Me, Motherhood

An easy mealtime option for Toddlers

Who uses pouches for their kids?? We swear by them for our home, travel, on-the-go, and daycare! They are so convenient, and most of them provide a fruit & veggie option. It’s a great way to get those essential nutrients into your kiddos, without the added stress of watching your toddler throw his/her broccoli on the floor. I find them to be such a help when I’m running around the grocery store just before dinner. It’s one of the only…

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Food, Lifestyle, Motherhood

6 ways moms can reset themselves.

Yesterday I read an article about the many ways husbands can reset their wives. It was such a great article I saved it to send to Tyler ;). But this week he’s been in another state at a work conference and this mom needed to be RESET! So I had to get creative in order to keep myself from losing my sanity. I realized the list I came up was filled with little things I could do everyday for myself,…

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Why we all need some online mom friends

I have four amazing online mom friends who I speak to almost everyday. Getting down to that small group of women is a long story, so I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. When I was pregnant with A I used the babycenter app. I frequently visited their forums and even asked a few questions. Eventually a Facebook group was started, and thus began my adventure into finding mom friends online. Much like online dating this experience was…eventful. The…

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Motherhood

My motherhood is different than yours, and that’s an asset.

    If you spend any time on social media you will see countless articles explaining the different types of mom shaming. I think we all remember how much of an uproar the internet was over Hilary Duff kissing her son on the lips. If you talk to a mom friend I’m sure she can give you an example of a time she was judged for a decision she made. Women are passionate human beings, and you throw a kid…

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The moment I knew being a working mom was best for my daughter & me.

For the past two years I’ve had it in my head that being a stay at home mom was the best option for my family. Everyone told me I would regret not being around for “The Firsts.” So I devoted most of my time to A, and have stayed home with her since she was born. But for the past two days I’ve worked in the city and I can’t tell you enough how much I have loved it! You…

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Motherhood

Becoming a selfish mother

When is the last time you left the house without feeling guilty?  I mean, just walked out the door as easily as your husband does.  Not often, right? For the past two years I have pretty much devoted every part of my life to A. First it was her colic, then my PPD, her dairy allergy, teething, my anxiety, and now we are approaching the terrible twos. AND I NEED A BREAK.  For the longest time I thought taking on…

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Learning to love my postpartum body with LuLaRoe

     I’m going to be frank, I’ve never really had an issue with my weight, mainly because I’ve spent most of my life in a dance studio. In high school and college I went from class to the studio. I’ve pretty much been 5’7″ and 120 pounds since my awkward phase in middle school. So when I had A things changed…A LOT. I gained a pretty significant amount of weight, as one does when growing a human being inside,…

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Fashion & Beauty, Motherhood

What it’s like to be the only friend with a child.

     It’s no shocker that more and more millennials aren’t having children in their 20’s. In 2014, a survey found that 49.6% of women between the ages of 25-29 were childless. If you’re a millennial this number probably makes a whole lot of sense, of course trying to explain this to your grandchild hungry mother isn’t as easy. Why would this age group be so inclined to have children when they are covered in student loan debt, can barely…

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Motherhood

Cherish the happiness

         It’s no shock that life with a toddler is a bit of a whirlwind. Some days seem to never end, and other days we are the best of friends. I can say that a year ago the hard days always seemed to linger. My postpartum depression stopped me from enjoying and making the most of the good days. But a few weeks before the holidays I noticed a significant difference in my mood. These days, I…

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