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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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The Ashmores Blog has some BIG news!

Teaching has been my passion since I was a little girl. I used to play school in my bedroom. I had a chalkboard, overhead projector, worksheets, and animals as my students.   I was so excited when that dream became a reality in August of 2010! I landed my first teaching job at an amazing private school. There was only one problem. I had an 8 month old and would need to leave him in the care of someone else.…

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One product I must use daily!

Thank you Zak Body for sponsoring this post. The opinions I give are 100% my own!     There are so many different deodorants out there to choose from! The question is which one is right for you?? Do you base your decision on the price, smell, quality, brand, or ingredients???         I try my best to use quality products on my body. I love being able to actually read all of the ingredients! What goes into a…

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