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10 tips for the best photos of your kids

December 14, 2017
Tips for Photographing Children

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.The question I probably get the most often when it comes to blogging is how I take photos of my kids. From the type of camera/lens I use, to the settings, to just how the heck to get them to cooperate. And, oh boy, some of those are easier…

10 things I didn’t know until I started breastfeeding

November 27, 2017
Hanging out at Home

This post is sponsored by Evivo, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Okay, so I’ve admitted before I thought breastfeeding would be so easy and natural. I didn’t take a class while I was pregnant with Blaire. Didn’t prep, didn’t do any research. If it was so natural, everything would just work and it’d be just as easy as everyone said it was. Well,…

3 ways to beat stress during the holidays

November 19, 2017
Evenflo Pivot System

Thank you to Evenflo for featuring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  We all know the holidays can be super stressful, especially for parents. But, really, why do we do this to ourselves every. single. year? We (I) know the holidays are coming. We (I) wait until the last minute to make lists for family members, to purchases gifts for everyone, and I literally wait…

planning for retirement as a stay at home mom

November 13, 2017
blooom 401k

This post is sponsored by blooom, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my biggest worries when making the decision to leave my full time job was that I was walked away from a very generous 401k plan. It’s scary to know I’ll be solely responsible for contributing to my retirement income going forward, without an employer to match my contributions. In the…

3 easy tips to raise kids who give back

November 7, 2017
Blaire & Ben

This post is sponsored by Huggies®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Now that Halloween has passed, it’s officially the holidays. And the holidays are always a perfect time to reflect on how blessed we are and to take time to give back to those who aren’t as fortunate. I’ll be the first to admit I live a very blessed life. My parents always…

livin’ my happiest life as a sahm

November 4, 2017

It’s been FOUR MONTHS since I went back to work from my 12 weeks of maternity leave. And it has been tough, ya’ll. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to sleep and my anxiety is kickin’ my butt. With two kids, a full-time job, a hubby who can sometimes work long hours, plus bloggin’ when the kiddos are in bed, life has been c r a z y.…