Wyatt’s Birth Story

Hard to believe it’s been nearly 7 weeks since we welcomed Wyatt into our family. Even harder to believe it’s taken me that long to write out his birth story! I forgot how time-consuming life with a newborn is – then add a toddler in the mix. I’m trying to soak up as much time as I can with both…

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A summer with my boy

Well, here I am, it’s nap time the weekend before school starts.  I can’t lie, I have cried.  Many of you know, I am a teacher and this year, I was lucky enough to only work two full weeks plus a handful of other meetings.  This is the first year I have not signed up to teach the full session of…

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40 Weeks Pregnant – Update & Lessons Learned

Most people who know me will tell you I’m (almost) always on time. Like RIGHT on time. I don’t like being too early (can’t stand waiting), but also stress when I’m late. Remember how I said H is a lot like me in this post? Well, her baby brother is a different story right now. However, at 40 weeks +…

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Visiting New Baby

A few months ago, Crystal announced she was pregnant with her second little bundle of joy.  Fast forward to now and I am anxiously awaiting the call that baby boy is here. Like most friends or pregnant women, I can’t wait to snuggle the little bundle of joy and want to meet him basically as soon as he enters the…

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A letter to Harper Rose

Oh, my sweet girl. How your world (and mine) are about to change. I am so proud of the little person you’ve become. I say “little” because whenever I call you my big girl, you say “I’m not a big kid yet, mommy.” I’m okay with that. Stay little as long as you can. Growing up is overrated, any way.…

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A Sprinkle for Baby Boy S —Plus DIY party decor!

As with any best friend, when Crystal got pregnant, I went into full on aunty-to-be mode. Our group of girlfriends have been friends since high school (some of them even longer) so we all feel very attached to each other’s children.  When we found out baby S was a BOY I knew there had to be a great sprinkle to get…

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Why I’ve Chosen a Doula for Birth #2

I didn’t have a doula with H, and I truly wish I had. I had no idea how invaluable one could be to my overall birth experience. At the time, I was overwhelmed by the long list of pre-baby to-do’s and frankly was so invested in worrying about our baby that I didn’t think much about myself. When I mention…

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Amazon Prime Day

Oh, Boy! Amazon Prime Day & My Favorite Finds for Baby #2

It’s PRIME DAY! I don’t know about you, but I get overly excited for a good deal. Especially a deal on practical, everyday items. Sure, the Nordy’s sale is great, but I know I don’t need any of those items. So excuse me while I scour Amazon for all the bargains today… like 2 years ago when I was scoping…

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Parent’s Weekend Away

Wow, this summer sure has flown.  I can’t believe it was just the fourth of July!  Last month was a true whirlwind for us.  We are lucky enough to have just spent a few days with the hubby’s family in Disney (more on that later) but we started the month celebrating a dear friend’s birthday in Key West.  This was…

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Tutorial: Floral Disney Mouse Ears

As many of you know, we were lucky enough to spend a few kiddo-free days in Disney back in April. Crystal had a conference for work (and an extra bed), so convinced Lindsey (though, it took very little actual convincing) to buy a plane ticket and join her for a long weekend in the happiest place on Earth. Lindsey was…

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