motherhood

Family Newborn Photos 2021

In honor of Baby T being 2 months old, I’m sharing our family newborn photos that we took at our favorite local beach. Our photographer, Nicole, was absolutely amazing. She put up with all of our craziness (bless her!) and 90 degree heat.

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Tate’s Birth Story

On June 29th, I went in for my 38 week check up hoping that the lab results for cholestasis were in. They weren’t, but since I was at the very end of my pregnancy and cholestasis is a serious condition, my OB was prepared to take him immediately if the results came back positive. Additionally, I was still having issues…

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motherhood, postpartum

My Postpartum Bathroom Basket

The bad, the worse, and…the ugly This post is going to be straight to the point. It was pretty hilarious “styling” these photos, knowing what everything is used for. Hence why I didn’t really try to make it frilly and fancy; it’s not meant to be that way. Just like vaginas aren’t meant to smell like flowers. The media and…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Getting gifts for Mother’s Day is extremely difficult because you want to show mom how much you love her with a quality gift that she’ll adore. But you also need something that fits your budget. And while most of us would love to give her the moon, it’s just not in our wheelhouse. So how do you find quality gifts…

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interior decor, lifestyle

Target Spring Picks

Beautiful humans, I am sorry this took so long! It’s been one of *those* days. We are in the middle of potty training B, and he just had a rough day on top of everything else. One of those toddler days with lots of big feelings. Then we unexpectedly got his big boy bed delivered (it literally shipped less than…

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interior decor, lifestyle

Top IKEA Picks to Make Your House a Home

I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t a fan of the idea of IKEA for a long time. I thought it was a fun store to go to for the experience, but I’m a pretty staunch advocate of investing in furniture that is high quality. AKA don’t buy “fast furniture”, and that’s pretty much exactly what IKEA’s business model is. However,…

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Our Miscarriage Story (with Q&A)

We were told multiple times we were losing this baby before it happened, and then I had to re-live my miscarriage after recovering from my surgery. It had been constant salt in an open wound

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Our D&C Experience (with Q&A)

We found out that our baby was no longer with us on a Thursday afternoon. Due to some concerns (which will be addressed in a separate post about our miscarriage), my doctor recommended a D&C immediately.

motherhood, postpartum

3 Things I Wasn’t Expecting About Labor & Delivery

Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of this special day, I’m going to be sharing a few surprises during my labor and delivery experience. Labor and delivery are NO joke! It was the most painful and exhausting experience of my life. I’m a chronic over-preparer, so I did my homework but I still was shocked by these three things that no one talked about:

fashion, fashion & beauty

The Dress That Encompasses Sunshine

This gorgeous yellow sun dress was supposed to make its grand debut in Rome, Italy. Sadly, so much has changed in the last month, and I was inspired by its ethereal nature. We could all use a bit of sunshine and warmth these days.