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MY FIRST TRIMESTER ESSENTIALS

my first trimester essentials
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Oversized Grey Top | Leather Leggings | Casual Leggings | Yeti Cup

I’ve officially made it through my first trimester (I’m a month into my 2nd), I’m feeling so much better, and I’m so happy! This pregnancy was a lot harder than my first. I was basically nauseous for over 2 months straight and throwing up every single day. But with a few key essentials, I survived ūüôā

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DIY FELT CHRISTMAS TREE

diy felt christmas tree
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Large Piece of Green Felt | Smaller Pieces of Felt in Various Colors | Sharpie | Scissors | Fabric Glue (optional) | Staples or Pins (to secure tree to the wall)

My mom gave my sister and I the idea to make a felt Christmas tree for our kids and I’m so glad she did because all the kids (ages 3 years, 22 months, and 14 months) love playing with them! It’s SO EASY to make! You can get a

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3 WAYS TO TEACH CHILDREN TO GIVE BACK

teaching children the meaning of giving
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With the holiday season in full swing, my Christmas shopping done, and almost all of the presents wrapped, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to teach Hazel (and baby girl on the way) about the holidays. I want my kids to know that Christmas isn’t only about receiving gifts, it’s about giving too. Thinking about ways my parents taught us, I’ve come up with three ways to teach kids the importance of giving back.

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LET’S BE HONEST MAMAS: HOLIDAYS SIMPLIFIED

simplified holidays
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I can’t believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away! This is the first year we’ll be home for Christmas instead of going to our hometown. We’re having my family (mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, and cousin) at our house for four days and I’m so excited! I want everything to be perfect and everyone to have so much fun, but I’m really trying to keep things simple, not stress, and just

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BABY #2 SMOKE BOMB GENDER REVEAL

smoke bomb gender reveal photos
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Cardigan | Dress

It’s a girl!!!! We are so excited!!! I can’t wait to watch Hazel and her little sister grow up best friends. My sister is 22 months older than me and we have always been best friends, so I really hope my two girls are as close as my sister and I are. Eek! Two little girl! Is there

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GIFT IDEAS FOR 12-18 MONTH OLDS

toys for 1 year olds
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Play Kitchen | Pot & Pans Set | Slide | Peg Puzzle | Tunnel | Water Table | Rocking Horse | Ball Pit | Cozy Coup Car

I thought I would share some gift ideas for kids around Hazel’s age (12-18 months old). All of these items are things Hazel either has and loves, or things she will getting for Christmas. She has older cousins so even the toys she doesn’t have, her cousins do, so she’s gotten to play with them and I know she loves them ūüôā

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14 THINGS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST YEAR OF MOTHERHOOD

lessons one mom learned in her first year of motherhood
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Striped Top c/o SheIn | Grey Jeans | Tan Mules

They say nothing can truly prepare you for motherhood and it’s true. Its the best, most disgusting, most tiring, most thankless, most rewarding, most amazing job there is. I’ve been a mom for a little over a year and thought it’d be fun to share some of the wisdom I have gained since becoming a mom.

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BABY #2

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We are so excited to announce that we’ll be expecting baby #2 in May! Hazel obviously doesn’t understand what’s going on but I know she will be a great big sister. She absolutely loves kids and has three baby dolls that she

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LET’S BE HONEST MAMAS: FAMILY TRADITIONS

family traditions
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Birth Poster | Cardigan c/o Chicwish |¬†Grey Jeans | Hazel’s Plaid Dress

I¬†absolutely love¬†this Let’s Be Honest Mamas group we’ve put together of amazing and inspiring moms (check them out¬†at the bottom of this post and you cans see our other monthly posts here) and I am so excited for this months topic of family¬†traditions.¬†Family is so important to me! I love creating and

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