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Little Boy Haircuts 2016Jun 26th

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  My little guy was in need of a new haircut. Little boy haircuts are not nearly as fun as little girl haircuts…or so I thought. My sister is getting married in a few weeks and Chaucer is a ring-bearer. I will probably die of cuteness. As will the rest of the wedding audience. I […]

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5 Tips For Decorating A Small Space For ChristmasNov 28th

decorating a small space for christmas

Decorating for Christmas is probably one of my all time favorite things to do. Pulling out those Christmas boxes and unwrapping each tiny trinket and ornament is something I’ve enjoyed ever since I was a little girl. If I had the space, I would be one of those Christmas hoarders who owns a storage unit […]

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Creating Stories With RealTimesJul 08th

Even though my memory is jam-packed with delicious images of childhood and adolescence, there are only a few home videos available for my viewing pleasure. Why? Because we didn’t have a video camera. We do have a few prized videos that are recorded on Uncle Ed’s or Mrs. Wallace’s camcorders. Watching those dodgy videos is […]

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Summer Bucket List With Kellogg’sMay 21st

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Summer is *almost* here. After Christmas break, I dreaded the coming of summer. Why? Because it meant no school, and without school, I’m left with a very busy little girl who needs constant activity. But now that it’s *almost* here, I’m excited. I’m excited to have days of relaxation and adventure in equal parts. Having […]

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#tbt: Mother’s DayMay 14th

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It’s Thursday. Lets throw it back, shall we? Mother’s Day has come and gone. And while we’ve all performed our obligatory services to our mothers, I’m still sitting here thinking. Motherhood is no easy task, yo. Like, a card? A card and flowers as a thank you? Really? We carry these babies for nine months. We […]

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Friday Finds: Best Baby MoccasinsMar 06th

handmade moccasins

I hesitate saying that I’m making this a thing. Because…with my track record, chances are I’m going to drop this trend like…I don’t know. But here’s the thing. I want to share awesome things that I find. Because when I find a good thing, I want to spread the wealth and let everyone in on […]

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How To Share The Bathroom With Your CatMar 03rd

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I feel like I’m pretty honest with you guys. Like, I make no attempt to hide the fact that most of my day is spent wiping butts and dealing with small humans. But sometimes I think I forget to mention the small non-human I have to deal with in addition to the small humans. We […]

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5 Tips For Taking Your Child To The BalletFeb 25th

5 Tips For Taking Your Child To The Ballet

Parenting is a huge journey of unknowns. It’s a relationship based, in equal parts, off of love and inexperience. Even if you’re a veteran mom, each child you have will bring new ideas and new challenges. I am always pleasantly surprised by the incredible things I get to learn along the way. Ok, maybe “pleasantly […]

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The Best Sleep Sack For Your BabyFeb 19th

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It’s basically taken me three times to finally figure out what is best when it comes to all things baby. With my first baby, everything was new and I just got all click-happy on the registry. Things fell into place, largely because people were generous. Then I had my second baby. Let’s just call the […]

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Transformation Tuesday on a WednesdayFeb 18th

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Ok, I don’t want to be the totally annoying person who is always talking about her diet or fitness program. I don’t. But, yesterday was Tuesday–Transformation Tuesday, and it got me thinking about my own transformation. I actually look forward to see what people post on Transformation Tuesday. Whether it’s a pregnant belly growing, or a […]

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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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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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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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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 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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