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Motherhood Pregnancy

hospital bag checklist

July 5, 2018
hospital bag

This post is sponsored by Degree Women but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.One question that never goes away in the mom community is “What do I need to pack in my hospital bag?” Well, today I’m sharing a free printable to help you tackle packing your hospital bags! (Scroll to the bottom to save the free checklist printable.) toiletries: deodorant: One thing that was…

Home Toddler

summer nights

July 3, 2018
Backyard July 2018

The fourth of July is only a day away and we are feeling the heat! When it’s still 85° at 7PM, you throw on the (matching) swimsuits and play in the water table. Our backyard is completely shaded by the late afternoon, so it’s awesome to be able to head out there without having to spend 12098 minutes slathering on sunscreen. Watching these two play together is so…

Baby Motherhood Toddler

co-sleeping saved me

July 2, 2018
bed-sharing

The title of this post may be a bit dramatic to some, but hear me out. I know I can’t be alone when I say motherhood has been so much different than I ever imagined. For some reason I thought I knew exactly what kind of mom I’d be. All the things I would do and wouldn’t do. And let me just say, in my mind, I had…

Ben: Monthly Updates

Ben: 15 months

June 21, 2018
Benjamin, 15 months old

Ben turned 15 months old on June 21 and I still can’t believe it. He’s definitely not a baby anymore. He is always busy running around, climbing things and causing trouble. He loves animals, he says “ruff ruff” and “quack quack”. We finally found a few movies he is happy to sit still for a few minutes to watch, Sing and The Star. He does still love Puppy…

Baby Food Motherhood

take care of yourself, mama

June 14, 2018
Self Care

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.I don’t know about you, but the one part of motherhood that came easiest to me was putting my baby’s needs first. And I’m not just talking about the tough things, like getting out of bed at 3AM. I’m talking about all of the little things that add up because they don’t necessarily…

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