Dear Sweet Girl

Dear sweet girl, As you turn the big 1-0 today and officially enter the preteen years there are a few things I want you to know. Some life lessons that as you start making your way towards those oh-so-fun teenage years, I think will serve you great value. I want you to first know that…

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Teething; How to Take The Bite Out of It. Tips, Tricks + Products to Get Relief.

After having three kiddos, we have a little bit of experience with the oh-so-amazing teething years. As our youngest is getting his second round of teeth in I thought I would share some of our favorite tips, tricks + products that get us through teething! Tips Have compassion. Sounds simple, right? But honestly when a…

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5 truths and a Lie for Successful Breastfeeding

Let me start by saying. EVERY baby is different, even from one child to the next. As well as every mom bod is different. These suggestions are not guaranteeing you to have the perfect breastfeeding journey or even that it will work for you 100 percent. These are just some things that have helped me…

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Why I Stay Up Late, Instead of |Just| Going to Bed

Why do I stay up late + wake up looking and feeling like a homeless pigeon instead of just hitting the hay at a decent hour? I could totally do the latter and wake up early but for this mama, that isn’t what works right now. These days I don’t get much quiet time in…

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PLEASE- Just Go To Sleep

I dont think this meme could be any more accurate… Our oldest slept through the night at ten weeks. No joke, in her own crib in her own room. And has slept like a champ for almost ten years now. So honestly, I really didn’t get why people “couldn’t get their kids to sleep”. Like…

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Motherhood. You Sneaky Foe.

Motherhood. You sneaky sneak foe. You fair-weathered friend. Every time I think I have you figured out. You go and change on me. Every time I fiiiinaly master an age + stage you move right along to the next one without any notice of new changes. Every time I think I know what to expect…

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Natural Egg Dye for the Busy Family

Over the last several years I have seen all of these amazing posts about dying your Easter eggs with natural dye. I absolutely LOVE this idea but for our family we tend to never have [or should I say, make] the time to do it that way. This year I decided to take a step…

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Our Nine Year Old Has a Phone, and we love it.

It might sound a bit extra but our daughter got her first phone as a Christmas gift when she was seven. We made this big decision for various reasons. At the time, the main reason was that she was racing cars and at those tracks she would run wild [within reason] with her friends +…

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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk; What About Hot Sauce ?

I’ve always heard don’t cry over spilled milk; but what about crying over hot sauce? Is that allowed?? Why is it always the little things. The small minor things that makes us well, me ab.so.lutely. lose it? And when I lose it, I yell. THAT is my coping mechanism. And let me tell you, I…

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Five is magic – The process of letting go.

This season is such a weird season of life. It’s such an odd space to sit in. To be perfectly happy & overwhelmingly content with each of our three babes, yet still have this saddening gut wrenching acceptance that we are done making babies. To acknowledge that I choose to not be pregnant again, that…

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