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Creating a Birth Plan

What's a birth plan? Well, it can be a lot of things...but to me it's basically what my expectations and preferences are for my labor and delivery. Since I'm delivering at a birth center (an independent midwife run center that is separate from … [Read More]

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36 weeks pregnant

36 Weeks and Counting

This photo was taken at 36 weeks and 1 day: Yay for bathroom selfies...seriously, this poor baby will be remembered in utero solely in bathroom pics because I haven't had time to take them anywhere else. Anyway, today I'm 36 weeks and 3 … [Read More...]

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Giving Breastfeeding Another Go?

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed...that is the question. If you've followed me from when I gave birth to Mabel, you'll remember that I was super pumped (pun intended) to breastfeed and give her breast milk.  I read all the books I could get my … [Read More...]

Lily Jade Review - Caroline Bag in Brandy - The diaper bag that doesn't look like one!

Meet Lily Jade – The Perfect Diaper Bag

Okay ladies...so I don't claim to be a fashion blogger but I tried my hand at some photos (well I had my husband take photos which we kind of failed at...but you have to be able to laugh at yourself!) to introduce you to my newest diaper bag which … [Read More...]

DIY Bath Paints - easy to make paint that your toddlers and kids will love! Great sensory play! #johnsonspartners

DIY Bath Paints

I've used baby products by JOHNSON'S® to care for my little one as a part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. As always, my opinions are 100% my own. #johnsonspartners Bath time is probably one of Mabel's favorite times of the day...the child … [Read More...]

SunTrust New Year Financial Resolutions

Financially Sound in 2015

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine. It's shortly after the beginning of a new year and it's a great time to take stock in how well we did as a family when it came to holiday … [Read More...]

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Conversations As Of Late

With Mabel speaking non-stop (you'd never know she was a late talker) our house has been abuzz with chit-chat that just leaves me scratching my head.  And the best part?  My husband is guilty of some of these convos... Dinner Plans - Husband:  … [Read More...]

34 weeks and 1 day pregnant - bump photo

No Sleep Till Brooklyn…I Mean 2016

34 weeks and 1 day: So the third trimester has finally given me a good hard smack these past few days... As in:  sleep is impossible.  I mean, getting up to pee twice a night has been something I've dealt with from early on in pregnancy but … [Read More...]

33 weeks pregnant

33 Weeks and A Midwife Update

33 weeks and 3 days... Closer and closer we get and the finish line is close to being within reach!  Now if only I could say that I was ready for it to be here.  I mean, I'm totally excited to meet this little girl but there is still so much … [Read More...]

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New Year’s What?

  I'm already tired of reading all the New Year's Resolution or 'word of the year' posts (seriously, if I gave myself one word, I'd probably forget it in a month, lol!) but hopefully you can stomach just one more... And yes, I'm guilty of … [Read More...]

Year in Review - Favorite Posts of 2014

Monthly Favorites of 2014

2014 has been a year full of lots of changes...from a big East Coast move to the discovery of a pregnancy... so I found it only fitting to do a recap post that highlighted my favorite posts for each month.  I figured if you're a new reader, it's a … [Read More...]

Russian Tea Cakes - a delicous cookie that will melt in your mouth and is perfect for the holidays!

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes...Mexican Wedding Cookies....Snowball Cookies...these little guys go by a lot of names, but they're all the same cookie!   A delicious shortbread type cookie, covered in powdered sugar that just melts in your mouth.  Perfect for the … [Read More...]

32 weeks pregnant photo

A Sneak Peek and Comparisons

32 weeks pregnant... And I'm starting to feel it (see...lack of makeup and too lazy to put any effort into my hair).  The last couple of weeks have gone by pretty smoothly with the exception of failing my 1 hour glucose test but the body aches … [Read More...]

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Levana Keera 2 Camera Monitor Review + Giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Levana. The opinions and text are all mine. I have to admit that I really enjoy being able to review baby/child products and give you all an idea of what to expect before making a major … [Read More...]

31 weeks pregnant belly

31 Weeks – The View From Above

31 weeks...the view from above. So yeah, it might not be the most flattering image but it's Sunday and I've been seriously uncomfortable for about 24 hours.  This little gal feels like she's packed in my belly at a diagonal angle and … [Read More...]

Berry Medley French Toast Bake Recipe - easy and healthy recipe that is sure to please everyone in the family.

Berry Medley French Toast Bake

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. My favorite meal has to be breakfast (with the exception of dessert...but I don't really think that counts as a meal, lol!).  So anytime there is a chance to try … [Read More...]

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Gettin’ Squeaky Clean

I've used baby products by JOHNSON'S® to care for my little one as a part of a sponsored post for Socialstars.  As always, my opinions are 100% my own.   #johnsonspartners There are some things in life through scent or just familiarity that are … [Read More...]

30 weeks pregnant

30 Weeks and Some Odds and Ends

Ta-da....30 weeks pregnant!  We're entering the last stretch of this race. Normally stripes aren't my friend but I think this shirt still works.  I'm accepting that I'm wide and I know it.  :) Okay so for a 30 week roundup: I'm at a … [Read More...]

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Making the Most of the Holidays

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine. A few weeks ago I talked about the 'Meaningful Within Your Means Challenge' and how we would be attempting it this holiday … [Read More...]