My first day with the kids by myself.

Tomorrow Is The Day…

Tomorrow is the day... That these girls are all mine.  Only mine. After three solid weeks of having my mom visit, my in laws visit and my husband home from work, everyone has traveled back home and my husband heads back to work. I'd be … [Read More]

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Surviving Week Two

I thought this week would still be all about surviving a newborn...lack of sleep, those shrill cries of hunger, never ending diapers and so on. But no...it was more about helping Mabel survive week two since Millie was pretty much handling it fine … [Read More...]

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It’s As Simple As Support

I'm a Sisterhood of Motherhood Partner but as always my thoughts are 100% my own. There's no sugarcoating it...motherhood is hard.  And without support it can be even harder. I know this all too well.  With Mabel, I'll be the first to admit I was … [Read More...]

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The First Week and a Half

I had forgotten how quickly the first few weeks fly by. Millie was born thirteen days ago and they already seem like a blur.  Between doctor appointments for her and for me, visits from family and serious lack of sleep, everything has been melting … [Read More...]

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Rosy With a Twist

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine. Just what a woman in the postpartum period needs...sweets and Vaseline® lip moisturizer.  More so the lip moisturizer...I'm soooo dry due to … [Read More...]

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Hello…My Name Is…

Now that Baby Girl is here (she actually arrived a lot earlier than I thought she would!), I guess it's time for me to officially introduce her to everyone.  I hadn't kept it a secret on purpose, we just hadn't truly decided what her name was going … [Read More...]

37 weeks pregnant

The Big Three Seven

The big three seven...37 weeks and 3 days. And you know what that means?  It's safe to deliver/go into labor from here on out! First off...if you haven't checked/entered here...you need to! As for this week - I don't have a midwife … [Read More...]

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A Goodbye to a Family of Three

Sitting on my couch in the quiet early morning typing this. The husband has already dashed off to work. Mabel is still sleeping. Toddler toys are strewn across my living room floor. Baby #2 is lightly moving in my belly; there isn't much room … [Read More...]

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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...]

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...]

Mabel Roar

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...]