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Family Newborn Photos 2021

September 3, 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

July 26, 2021

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

July 1, 2021

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

April 18, 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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Our Miscarriage Story (with Q&A)

April 2, 2021

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)

November 1, 2020

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

May 10, 2020

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:

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The Perfect Mom

March 29, 2020

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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If Only You Knew

December 30, 2019

Hey Mama, I saw you at the grocery store today, struggling with your three boys, as one had a meltdown, one was yelling “mommy! mommy! mommy!” over and over, trying to get your attention, and the other was trying to pull you away from the cart. I saw the frustration in your eyes. I saw “the look”. The one every…

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lifestyle, motherhood

Stocking Stuffers for New Mamas

December 8, 2019

With only 2.5 weeks left until Christmas, I thought I would squeeze another gift guide in here for those of you struggling to find the perfect gift for mamas! Great gifts are thoughtful but also useful. But it’s so hard to distinguish what is really necessary and wanted for new mamas, because we are often in survival mode and honestly?…

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