motherhood

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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motherhood

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

motherhood

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.

motherhood

The Perfect Mom

I had just lost my temper with my 20 month old during one our wrestling matches (aka diaper changes) when the following words entered my mind: “He doesn’t need a perfect mom, he just needs a present mom.” And I sat back for a moment, my toddler still trying to wrangle free from my arms, screaming and kicking as if…

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fashion & beauty, Skimp or Splurge

Oversized Blazers

Of the Skimp or Splurge Series Today, I am extremely excited to announce a new regular series coming to the Genuinely Bex Blog! Skimp or Splurge is a short blog post with advice following fashion’s latest trends. I see many, MANY women get caught up in the constant rotation of what’s “in” each season. While some of these trends hang…

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lifestyle

Budget Valentine’s Gifts

For the whole family that aren’t candy or flowers! Almost every single one of us is over getting cheap gifts in the form of Russell Stover assorted chocolates and teddy bears unraveling at the seams. But finding quality Valentine’s gifts at a cheap price seems a bit out of reach. Especially for those of us ballin’ on a budget. Today,…

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