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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5 Tips to conquering the National Zoo with a toddler

If you happen to follow along on Instagram, you may have a seen a few Instastories from our trip this past weekend to the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC. Hubs and I wanted to take H for a while now, so we decided to make a father’s day morning outing of it – and I’m glad we did! Honestly, the…

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Gender reveal balloon

Baby S2 is a…

As I near the 30 week mark, I realize I never “officially” announced baby S2’s gender… and if it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen – right? 😉 Well, baby is a…

A Fun Day in DC

A few weeks ago, the hubby had to work on Saturday so L and I were on our own for the day.  It also happened to be the first really nice Saturday in the DC area for the spring season, so we wanted to get into something fun! Luckily, Crystal and I got an email from KinderCare inviting us to Ring…

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