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To My Baby Girl On Her 1st Birthday…

If nothing else, this blog is a love letter to my girls. And so, on my baby girl’s first birthday, here is what I want to say…

My dear sweet Evy girl,

One year ago today, you came into our world and changed it forever. You were 3 weeks early and it was the sweetest surprise of my life.

Over the last 365 days, I’ve had a front row seat to you and not a day has gone by that

Beach Vacation: 5 Packing Tips For Moms

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Happy Monday, sweet friends! I’m so excited to be partnering with Dove to try their Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant and bring you my top 5 packing tips for moms! 

If you’ve been reading my blog the last month, you know that I have a major case of wanderlust. Couple that with spring fever and I’m SO ready to travel somewhere warm. Good thing we have a beach vacation just around the corner. 

I’ll be honest: before I had kids, I

Baby Girl: 11 Month Update

Happy new week, sweet friends!

Really? How can it be that it’s already time for baby girl’s 11 month update? (Yes, I skipped her 10 month update last month. Maybe in the hopes that it would pause time, but apparently she didn’t get the memo because she just went right on growing. Little turkey.)

It’s getting tough to take these monthly photos. Baby girl is never not ready to explore everything around her and will try just about anything to

The 5 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Hi, friends. It’s here. The last day of 2017. While this year was more bitter than sweet out in the real world, in our home it was all sweet.

This year brought us our baby girl and taught me that my heart could grow more than I could ever imagine. It taught me that happiness was tonight and a small moment that if I wasn’t careful, could pass me by. It was my husband and me, sitting at the kitchen

Parkas, Poms + Parenting Fails

Hi friends! Can we take a quick 5 minute break from Christmas joy to talk about something?

I’ll get to the parkas and poms in a second, but first up: parenting fails. 

My girl is 3 years old and…WHOA. Three is hard, you guys.

Why do people always talk about the Terrible Twos? Why not the Traumatic Threes?  Sure, they call them “threenagers,” but c’mon. That just doesn’t cut it.  

If I’m going to be completely honest (and I am