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6 SLEEP MISTAKES TO AVOID

baby sleeping tips
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Hazel’s Onesie | Hazel’s PantsCrib | Crib Skirt | Dream Catcher | Bunny Rocker

Ok moms, how many of you have struggled your child’s sleep (or lack there of) at one point or another? I’m assuming every mom’s hand is raised because no child is born a prefect sleeper, although some

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5 MUST-HAVE TOYS FOR YOUR 6-9 MONTH OLD

best toys for 6-9 month olds
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Toys are my favorite thing to buy for Hazel and it’s my favorite to get to play with them with her too. It’s so good for her development and great bonding time for us. I hope she always

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DIY FATHER’S DAY GIFT + MORE GIFT IDEAS

diy fathers day gift from baby and toddler
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—DIY ITEMS NEEDED—

Baby: Tee Shirt | Child’s Hand (for tracing) | Non-Toxic Paint | Piece of Paper | Freezer Paper | Pencil | Razor Knife | Iron | Fabric Paint | Piece of Cardboard | Sponge Brush

Toddler: Tee Shirt | Child Hand (for painting) | Fabric Paint

 

Sunday will be Cody’s first Father’s Day so I wanted to do something special for him. I’m getting him a big gift, but I also wanted Hazel to “make” something for him. I did a lot of brainstorming and finally came up with this hand print tee shirt idea. Let me tell you, I

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LET’S BE HONEST MAMA’S | TECHNOLOGY + KIDS

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Blush Top | Grey Sofa | Knitted Pouf | Grey Faux Fur Shag Rug | Long Horn Steer “Staredown” Print| Leather Play Mat | Activity Cube | Stacking Toy

When we were kids, our parents didn’t have to worry about computers and phone and iPads…oh, how the times have changed. For this months Let’s Be Honest Mama’s post (see posts 1, 2, & 3), we’re talking about technology use with kids. There are so many different opinions and

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FARMERS MARKET IN OUR UPPAbaby VISTA

uppababy vista stroller family outing
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UPPAbaby Vista Stroller | Espadrille Sneakers | Hazel’s Moccasins

We love our Saturday morning farmer’s market trips. It’s right by our favorite coffee shop, so we like to stop in there for breakfast (I get the chai tea with cashew milk + a bagel and it’s delicious!) and then walk to farmer’s market. We usually

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8 MONTHS WITH HAZEL

hazel 8 months old
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Striped PJ Set | Hazel’s PJ Onesie | Highchair | Watermelon Romper | Plunging Neckline Swimsuit | Hazel’s Ruffle Swimsuit | Bonnet | White Espadrille Sneakers | Striped Statement Sleeve Top | Hazel’s Moccasins

Each month I’m in shock at how Hazel is another month older. Like, how did I not see it coming? Haha! But seriously, it just amazes me how

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5 REASONS WE LOVE FRESHLY PICKED MOCCASINS

freshly picked moccasins
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HAZEL’S OUTFIT: Dress via Marshalls | Freshly Picked Moccasins c/o

MY OUTFIT: Striped Statement Sleeve Top | Jeans | Lace-up Flats: similar

Can you believe how big Hazel is?! How is she already big enough to be trying to stand and walk?! She pulls herself up on everything and sometimes she thinks she’s better than she is, and she’ll

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HOW I MAKE MY OWN BABY FOOD

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BEABA Babycook | Multiportion Freezing Tray | Spoon Set | Babycook book | High Chair

I guess I should have titled this “How I Make Hazel’s Baby Food” since it’s not actually my food, but you know what I mean 😉 Plus, if I’m being honest, I’ve stolen a few bites of the

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DEAR MOM,

a letter to my mom
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Dear Mom,

I love you. I love and appreciate you more than I can even explain because, as you know, I suck at explaining my feelings, so I will say this…THANK YOU! Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Since becoming a mom myself, I now know exactly what it means to love someone unconditionally. It means loving someone even when they spit up directly in your mouth and then poop on

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