Author Archive | hillary

Boost Your Body: 3 WaysDec 18th


*This post is brought to you by Sara Lee® Christmas is in SEVEN days. Holy cow. Are you ready for it? New Year’s Day is FOURTEEN days away. Are you ready for that? I am. I am really ready to kick off this new year and focus on getting healthy again. I’m not just talking about […]

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Christmas Pajamas for Grownups!Dec 11th

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Today’s post is brought to you by Joe Boxer and Kmart.  The hubs and I are approaching our nine year anniversary of marriage. Is that crazy or what? For six of those years, we’ve had kids. That means we only had three Christmases where it was just about us. Now, don’t get me wrong, Christmas […]

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The Cold Sore That Almost Ruined EverythingDec 02nd


I’m excited to share with you a post today that’s all about staying confident even when you’re battling a cold sore.  If you suffer from cold sores like I do, you know it isn’t easy to feel confident when you get one.  With the first sign of a cold sore coming on I reach for Abreva® […]

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ThankfulDec 01st

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You guys. My birthday is this week. I’ll be 30. Mmm hmm. Not gonna say much more about that except–I want to be happy with this milestone. 30 isn’t old. 30 isn’t 20, but it’s still not old. No. I want to be happy and thankful and full of inspiration for this birthday. And since […]

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I’m Thankful For My Middle ChildNov 25th

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I love my children to the moon and back. Each and every one. I love them all. But I think there are certain seasons where I “like” one more than another. Is that terribly wrong? Probably. But just as there are seasons of weather (unless you live in SoCal like me), there are seasons with […]

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“Negotiations” from a six-year-oldNov 12th

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So today is Coco’s sixth birthday. Cue the weeping and “time goes too fast” sentiments. I’m pretty stoked at how this little girl is turning out. I don’t mean to brag, but I’m gonna brag. This girl has a lot going for her. I mean, the fact that she was able to bypass the Elsa […]

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The Perfect Latch At All TimesNov 06th


Today I have a post that is sponsored by a really cool company that saved my butt a few times these past few weeks: Munchkin. You guys. I’ve been SO SICK. For like, three weeks. Bronchitis is an evil fiend when you’re a mom of three. I mean, it’s pretty evil to anyone, but I like […]

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Why I Love Babyganics + $100 Giveaway!Oct 16th

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I guess I’m what you would call a veteran mom. I already had two kids and learned the ropes before this third baby. Right? Meh. While I am definitely more comfortable with some things, like breastfeeding, I am just as much of a newbie when it comes to understanding this new little creature in our home. […]

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#gratefulmomOct 09th

Now that I am a mom to three tiny humans, people are always telling me how busy and challenging my life must be.  I’ll admit, it’s pretty nice to be able to pull the overwhelmed-mom card now and then. I can blame my mood swings, messy house, and burnt dinner on this “trying” phase of life. […]

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My Red StaplerOct 07th


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Fortunately, I have a surplus of spam comments telling me what a superb job I’m doing on this ‘website.’ Sometimes spam is nice. Sometimes, it’s nice to have an unknown, foreign body telling you that everything you’re doing is awesome. Even if you know it’s total crap. I take […]

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Just Call Me A CowSep 04th

Its a funny thing. When you’re extremely pregnant all you can think about is what it would be like to feel normal again. The last two months of my pregnancy I felt like a cow. A cow with heartburn. My belly was huge. My boobs were huge–and leaking–and I fought the urge to moo (and/or […]

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What I ForgotSep 01st


You know, it might be the most cliche thing in the book for me to write this post. Maybe it will bore you. Guess what? I don’t care. You see, even though this is my THIRD baby, there has been a major learning curve. The gap between Chaucer and Tennyson is almost four years. There […]

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Got Your Back+ $150 GiveawayAug 28th

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR™. I’ve gotten so many wonderful things out of blogging. I get free products, I get money from time to time, I get awesome opportunities, and I get great friendships. But the thing that I get right here on this blog that always blows me […]

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Change is ExhaustingAug 27th


You guys. I am SO not ready to be doing real life stuff yet. If I could, I would sit in my recliner (my spot), in my pajamas, all day long. I would nurse Tenny, hold him, and just wait for him to poop. Because that’s pretty much what he does all day long. Also […]

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Our Angry CatAug 25th

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**I love my cat, but she’s kind of been a stinker since we brought a baby home. That’s why I was thrilled at the opportunity to try out Fancy Feast® Broths as a part of this sponsored post program. So I finally finished my birth story and I promised to get back into blogging. You know–back […]

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The Birth Story: Part 3Aug 21st


You guys! I am so sorry for the ridiculous delay in posting the third and final part of my birth story. Lets blame it on exhaustion, recovering from surgery, and an adorable distraction that makes me just want to snuggle all day long. Oh, and school started, so there’s that too. Anyways. Here is the […]

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The Birth Story: Part TwoAug 13th

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So…are you ready for the rest of the story? Let’s see…I think I left off with the bliss of feeling the epidural kick in, right? Right. I had an epidural for my first baby. I had no idea what real labor was with her, so I cannot say that I fully appreciated the majesty of […]

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The Birth Story: Part OneAug 10th

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Hi guys. I had a baby two weeks ago. An amazing, sweet, delicious baby boy. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see for yourself that he is just the absolute, most perfect newborn ever. I had things planned ahead. Like, I would blog my birth story, and throw up some funny labor/delivery posts. Maybe even […]

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How to Simplify Beach TripsAug 01st

3 Things That Simplify The Beach

It’s summer, you want to go to the beach with your kids, but you know it’s a hassle. Today I’d love to share some of the things I’ve learned that really help simplify our beach trips. We go weekly, and I like to think I have it down to a science. 1.) Antibacterial wipes.   […]

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Sorry I’m Still PregnantJul 21st

Guys, I’m getting into that late pregnancy funk. The kind where all you can think about is getting the baby out and nothing else matters. Every twinge, every spasm makes me pull out my phone and check the clock. So annoying, because there are lots of twinges and spasms. Also, I feel as if I’m […]

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