• Happy Prime Day!! I’m so excited to be shopping all the deals today, how about you?? #ad Lucky for us, my fave @kindsnacks are on sale! You can stock up just in time for the craziness of back to school. This Caramel Almond and Sea Salt bar is sweet and salty with just 5g of sugar! It’s keeping me going while I shop all day. 😉 #kindcollective #bekindtoyourself #primeday #amazonprimeday
  • Blaire cleaned her room and made her bed today. I think it’s so cute when she makes her bed and carefully arranges her animals! She usually cleans her room once a week, Sunday is the perfect day to start fresh. The majority of her toys are in there, she gets them all set up how she wants and I just feel bad making her put them away! Do your kids pick up their toys every night?
#homedecor #potterybarn #pbteen #homesweethome #livesimple #simplelife #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodintheraw
  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
#summer #momentsiwanttoremember #aldifinds #motherhood
  • messy house, no makeup, and a kid who doesn’t want to wake up from his late car nap... meaning bedtime will be difficult. But what’s so different about that?! 🤪☹️ When your kids come out of your bed for the 1937 time tonight, just know you’re not alone. •
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  • If you need me I’ll be here taking a nap. JK. I’ll be in the car, curled up with my maternity pillow eating milk duds... hopefully taking a nap at some point. And I already changed into a comfy tee and some shorts that won’t button for the 6 hour drive. 🤣🤣🤣 How’s your Monday going?
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  • this. kid. He just melts me with how freaking adorable he is. Then he will go and say something like “Mama I want my binky NOWWWW” and then I remember he’s just as crazy as he is cute. 😍😝 #benjaminp
#targetfield #mntwins #thisis2 #momentsiwanttoremember #mamasboy
  • Happy Fourth! It’s finally under 90° so we are out and waiting for fireworks to start! 🙌🏻 Hope you had a great day with your family. ❤️🇺🇸💥
#thepetersoncrew #independenceday #fourthofjuly #momentsiwanttoremember #familytime #holidaysnaps #instamom #motherhood
  • I’m 26 weeks now and this is how my every day goes.
stranger: when are you due?
me: October 8.
stranger: 😳😳😳😳
I can’t believe it’s only another 14 weeks to go! Ben was born just past 38 weeks, so it could only be another 12. 😬😬😬🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 #photobyblaire •
#ltkbump #26weekspregnant #secondtrimester #bumpstyle
  • Blaire walked in on me doing the dishes and asked if she could take over. After, she proclaimed she was really good at it so it should be her new “chore”. They’re all yours, kid. 🧽 Do your kids do chores? Do they get an allowance? #blairep
  • This kid! He loves the water just like his sister and they’d spend all day and night at the pool if we let them. I can’t wait for the long weekend! What are your plans for the 4th? 💥 #benjaminp
#momentsiwanttoremember #summer #sundayfunday
  • #ad You guys know we bought our forever home in March, after nearly a year of looking. Finding the right home is stressful! We lucked out and found one in an AMAZING neighborhood! While we love our house and love the location, there are a few things that need to be updated. Like the windows… and while they don’t NEED to be replaced immediately, we know they need to be replaced in the near future and it’s going to be a big job.
We are lucky because my dad is an electrician and super handy! But something like windows? That’s something even he suggests we leave to a professional. I’m so excited to be able to use @HomeAdvisor to match us with a professional for the job! They have been the best resource for planning and budgeting this huge project. You can find a link in my bio to learn more about using HomeAdvisor to get matched for any home improvement project, from remodels to pools to fences, they’ll help you find the right match! #HomeAdvisor
October 3, 2016

The 7 Things in our Toddler’s Diaper Bag


JuJuBe BFF Diaper Bag from Baby Cubby

Knowing that we’ll have another baby joining us early next year, I decided I really, really wanted to try a backpack diaper bag! I ordered the JuJuBe B.F.F Diaper Bag because I’ve heard good things about it. The only negative feedback I read was it’s a little small — which I felt was a good challenge for me because we always end up with wayyyy too much in our diaper bag. Challenge Accepted.

What do we keep in our diaper bag for our toddler?

  1. Diapers + Wipes
  2. Diaper Rash Cream
  3. Sun Screen/Bug Spray
  4. Bib
  5. Snack(s)
  6. Leak-Proof Sippy Cup
  7. Extra Outfit + Socks

Aside from being a backpack, the other feature that sold me on a JuJuBe bag is that it has a “mommy pocket.” It has a pouch for your glasses/sunglasses, a clip for your keyring, and 3 other pockets to keep your things organized. Since I’m a working mama, I leave Blaire’s diaper bag at daycare with her, so I don’t leave my wallet in there (if it’s a weekday!) but you better believe I am super excited not to carry around my purse AND a diaper bag on the weekends… which is when we do most of our shopping and errand-running anyways. ;) 

What do I keep in the “mommy pocket?”

  1. Chapstick
  2. Lotion
  3. Hand Sanitizer
  4. Wallet
  5. Cell Phone
  6. Bandaids

 JuJuBe BFF Diaper Bag feeding ducks

JuJuBe BFF Diaper Bag from Baby CubbyJuJuBe BFF Diaper Bag from The Baby Cubby

Not sure what type of diaper bag to buy? The Baby Cubby has a detailed diaper bag buying guide on their site and it’s super helpful! 

ugga mugga means I Love You

Blaire loves “ugga mugga” ;)

Not only does The Baby Cubby carry tons of amazing brands I already know and love, but the more I read about them, the more I fell in love with them! The Baby Cubby was made for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent. Their team is made up of parents who have been there, who know what it’s like and are passionate about encouraging, inspiring and reminding parents how amazing they are and how important their role is. And finally, they price match! Yay! Do you love them as much as I do? Sign up for their newsletter and receive 10% off your first purchase! 

Thank you to The Baby Cubby for sponsoring this post. This post is in no way sponsored by JuJuBe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Reply
    Carol davis
    October 3, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Great blog ! Of course I loved the pictures too !

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    JeeYoung W
    October 4, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Hehe cuties! Love these pics and that bag is adorable!

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    sarah tucker
    October 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    That’s a great diaper bag!!

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    October 4, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    adorable diaper bag! I love the tips, thank you

  • Reply
    Alfa Sengupta
    October 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Backpack diaper bags are definitely a must for my go go mom life too!! This one is so cute!!

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    October 5, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Great list! I finally got a backpack style diaper bag after over a decade of parenthood. Can’t help but wonder why I didn’t do it sooner!

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    October 5, 2016 at 8:50 am

    this diaper bag is adorable! i love the monochrome and backpack option

  • Reply
    October 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Love the photos!!! This is such a cute bag!!

  • Reply
    Fawn Rosenbohm
    October 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Such a cute diaper bag. I love the black and white stripes.

  • Reply
    Kim S
    October 6, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Super cute bag! Love the Baby Cubby as well!

  • Reply
    October 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Very cute!

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