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Our San Antonio summer vacation!

A huge thank you to La Cantera Resort for sponsoring this post as well as other amazing venues and companies listed below!     Summer is a time for fun adventures and traveling to new places! As you might know having a newborn and traveling isn’t the easiest thing to do. Leighton is almost 3 months and she took her first road trip to San Antonio this Summer! When we were making Summer plans I knew I didn’t want to…

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How to feel good in the Summer heat!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.     It’s no surprise that it gets really hot in the Summer time here in Texas! When I think of Texas I think of a few things and one of them is the heat. Living in Houston all of my life I had to find ways to stay cool in the Summer time. There are many tricks to staying cool like for one being in a pool all day.…

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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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2 essentials for successful potty training

  Potty training…. 2 words all moms love to hear. Haha! When it came time to potty train Oakland I expected it to be extremely hard, especially since I had never done it before. I had everything I needed. Stickers, little potty, reward chart,books, wipes, timer, candy,juice, salty snacks, toilet paper, and a lot of underwear.   We did the naked method where he wore no clothes for two days straight. I set my timer for EVERY 15 MINUTES. He…

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Home is where God is.

Your home is a sacred and special dwelling place. It is a place where those living in should feel safe and secure. You should feel loved and worthy in that home. Your home is also where your heart is and where your heart is so is your treasure.   What kind of home did you come from? Was it a loving home? Was it a home where a mother or father wasn’t present? Was it a home where you didn’t…

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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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Hospital bag essentials: for the baby!

Well my bag is all packed! You can see what I am bringing to the hospital here ! There will be many things the hospital already gives you for the baby. Some of those things are diapers, wipes, a blanket, a paci, and some white onesies. I definitely overpack when it comes to packing the baby’s bag. I am having a birth photographer this time around and I want her to capture every single moment possible! I am SO excited about this!!!!! I…

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Benefits of Cord Blood, Cord Tissue, and Placenta Tissue Banking!

This post is sponsored by Americord.   Cord Blood, Cord tissue, and Placenta tissue banking are things I never even thought about with my first two children. I think the reason was that I just didn’t have the facts and knowledge about each type of banking.         Americord provides you with everything you need to store your baby’s cord blood, tissue, and placenta! They have a full suite of products for you and your baby! White glove…

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35 week BUMPdate

I have not been consistent with these bumpdates. It’s okay and I am not going to beat myself up over it. I had every intention of photographing my growing bump EVERY WEEK with a cute weekly banner…. That definitely did not happen.   Teaching 1st grade for the majority of this pregnancy took a toll on me. I was exhausted every day, it was difficult to read even a short story, it hurt to walk, and I was left with…

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