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family photos – winter 2017

December 29, 2017
Outdoor Family Photos Winter 2017

We finally got family photos done, for the first time since Ben’s newborn pictures back at the end of March. And I love, love, LOVE how they turned out. It was 70 degrees the Monday after Thanksgiving. Which is UNHEARD of for Illinois. I am obsessed with this location. It’s about an hour from our home, so we shot with a different photographer than we typically use. She…

here’s to 2018

December 29, 2017
Ben and Blaire in August

Typing 2018 is WEIRD. Where did 2017 go? It doesn’t seem like it was a whole year ago that I was pregnant with Ben and we were soaking in every minute left with Blaire as our only child. Personally, 2017 was a great year! We welcomed Benjamin. We welcomed the baby girls of three of our best friends (within only two months of Ben being born). Jason’s role…

4 easy ways for moms to destress

December 27, 2017
Posh Coloring Studio

This post is sponsored by Posh Coloring Studio, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This goes without saying, but everything changes when you become a mom. Suddenly you’re pushing ourself to your limits. You’re more tired than you’ve ever been. You’re more stressed than you’ve ever been. Have you ever felt like you might cry in the middle of Target when your baby is…

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…

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