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How to start a mom blog

Step 1: Be a mom. Step 2: Pick a name for you blog. Just remember this name will be with you forever. Ha, just kidding,  it’ll be with you until you change it and re-brand ( If you ever choose to).  I knew when I first started out that I wanted to reach other moms with my stories and struggles. I wanted my family name to be incorporated in my blog name. My blog is about my lifestyle, my role…

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{Gentle} parenting my 3 year old daughter with purpose

Parenting a strong willed, full of sass 3 year old isn’t always easy. My little girl is in a stage where she copies everything I say with an attitude and harsh tone. She will throw things and sometimes use force to kick or push. I never experienced this with my son. He was so gentle and never talked back to me, ever.   My middle child is the complete opposite. Do not get me wrong she can be the sweetest little 3 year old…

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The time I didn’t want to hold you.

That time was tonight. I did everything the same way I’ve been doing it for the past month. It had been 3 hours since you last ate. I fed you 3 ounces. I changed your diaper. I put on your lotion. I put on your footed pjs. You were burped and swaddled. I put you to sleep with your paci. I walked away thinking about the hundreds of things to do still. You kept spitting your paci out. You continued…

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My go to pumping accessories!

This post contains affiliate links. You may or may not know this but breastfeeding did not come easy the third time around like I thought. With Oakland and Ainsley I wasn’t able to breastfeed either and exclusively pumped for 11 months with Oak and 10 months with Ainsley. I could not believe I pumped so long with them because I worked full time as a 1st grade teacher! I would pump in my classroom, the bathroom that was in between…

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When your 3rd child isn’t what you expect.

Thank you so much to PlaytexBaby ™ for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Motherhood// noun. the state of being a mother; maternity. What exactly does being a mother mean? How do you define yourself as a mother? One that spends every waking moment with your child? One that never says no? One that always provides organic snacks/meals? Are you a mother because you wear a shirt that says mom on it?   Being a mother can mean two totally…

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The importance of using a gentle detergent

This post is sponsored by Dreft Purtouch. All of the opinions and thoughts stated are 100% my own.     You are preparing for your little one’s arrival. The nursery is complete, the car seat is installed, and your bags are packed, maybe? What’s next? One thing I always did before the baby came was wash their newborn clothes! Something about that baby scent and holding those tiny clothes in my hands made it all seem so real. With my first two…

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Mornings look a little different now.

Thank you Playtexbaby for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own. My mornings are very different now after adding another baby into the mix. Our precious Leighton joined our family on May 4th! Before two kids I wasn’t a morning person and I’m still not. Thankfully I have a ton of help from my amazing husband! On top of the help I am getting I am using some amazing Playtexbaby products! Leighton is waking up every 3 hours and I am…

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Mother’s Day gift guide 2017!

Mothers are blessings from God. They sacrifice, protect, soothe, and love their children unconditionally. They definitely deserve to be pampered year round. Moms do so much and sometimes aren’t recognized for their actions. We get to shower them once a year on Mother’s Day!   I absolutely love partnering with small shops on Instagram! I’ve partnered with some amazing ones to bring you some special gifts you could give your mom this year!       Lb Project Print  is an…

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How this soon to be mom of 3 cleans the floor!

  Cleaning…. I am not sure what mom loves to clean but deep cleaning has always been at the bottom of my priority list. As a mom who up until last week worked full time out of the house so cleaning was definitely NOT part of my daily plans. I would, however get home around 5 pm everyday and straighten up, put the dishes away, maybe cook, and start a load of laundry. We have a maid come once a month…

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What new moms REALLY want…

This post is sponsored by Dinner Thyme. The opinions are 100% my own! Creating a registry is one of those things that make being pregnant really real! It’s the next step after you announce and possibly find out the gender. What if you’re a seasoned mother and you’re expecting your third baby?? Cute outfits and baby toys are nice but there are a few things as a mom of 2 already that I would want even more..   FOOD! You…

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