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THREE STEP DIY GROWTH CHART

diy growth chart
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—SUPPLIES NEEDED—

Growth Chart Vinyl Stickers

-1×8 6ft long finished wood board (ours is finished in Birch)

-Polyurethane

-Rag and Sponge

Kids grow up way too fast! I can’t believe how big and tall Hazel is getting! I know time will fly just as quickly with baby #2, and I want to be able to document their growth over the years. I’ve seen the tall wooden measuring stick growth charts at Pottery Barn Kids that cost $100 and love them, but didn’t want to spend that much money, so I decided

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10 INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR 1 YEAR OLDS

indoor activities for one year olds
By | parenting, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

These past couple weeks have been so cold and windy. It’s miserable to be outside. When the weather is nice, we like to get out of the house to go for walks around the neighborhood, go to the park, etc. because it wears Hazel out and helps her to nap extra good. But with this weather, we’ve been cooped up inside more, so I’ve been trying to

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LET’S BE HONEST MAMAS: FLU SEASON

natural cold and flu remedies for kids
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—SHOP THE POST—

Maternity Dress c/o Rosie Pope | Cardigan: similarCrib | Crib Skirt | Dream Catcher | Dresser Knobs | Area Rug | Glider Chair + Ottoman

Cold and flu season is in full force and it has been kicking my butt! Luckily, Hazel hasn’t fallen victim to it yet (knock on wood) and I think it has a lot to do with some of the tips and tricks I’m sharing below. For

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR THE COLD AND FLU (THAT ARE SAFE FOR PREGNANCY)

cold and flu natural remedies safe for pregnancy
By | LifeStyle, parenting | One Comment

I came down with the cold/flu at the beginning of the year and it was miserable! I had a sore throat, body aches, chills, congestion, was beyond tired, and couldn’t take any medicine to help because I was pregnant. Cody had to take two days off work to stay home to take care of Hazel, and my mom also took two days off of work so she could come down and take care of me and Hazel while Cody went to work. To help me fight the cold/flu, I

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PREGNANCY #2 UPDATE: 25 WEEKS

24 week baby bump update
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—SHOP THE POST—

Maxi Dress c/o Pink Blush

I feel like this pregnancy has gone by so much faster than my first. Probably because I have a 1 year old to chase around and keep me busy this time. Hazel has been so cute! Every night before bed, she lifts up my shirt and gives my belly a hug and a kiss. And then she

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5 MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FOR BABY & MOM

5 new mom essentials
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White Top c/o PinkBlush | Personalized Necklace c/o Merci Maman

I’m over half way through my second pregnancy (25 weeks) and in full-on nesting mode. Decorating the nursery, organizing everything in the house, and making lots of lists. I’m a total planner and want to make sure I have everything I need for when baby #2 arrives. Which has got me thinking a lot about some of my must-have products for baby and

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WTF MOM MOMENTS: THE POOP EATING INCIDENT

funny mom moments
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Hazel’s Dress: similar

Hazel loves all things dogs! She loves to pet dogs, and give them hugs and kisses. She loves dog toys, dogs beds, dog food, and dog poop…yes, even dog poop. My parents and sister both have little french bulldog puppies, which means they’re not quite potty trained yet, and Hazel has eaten their

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MY FIRST TRIMESTER ESSENTIALS

my first trimester essentials
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—SHOP THE POST—

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 🙂

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DIY FELT CHRISTMAS TREE

diy felt christmas tree
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—ITEMS NEEDED—

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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