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LET’S BE HONEST MAMAS: LABOR & DELIVERY

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Since getting pregnant with Hazel, I have loved hearing people birth stories and their thoughts on labor and delivery. It’s such an amazing and special time for every mom, but it can also be overwhelming and a bit scary. The Let’s Be Honest Mamas group is back together this month (see our past posts here) to talk all thing labor and delivery. We’re sharing

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NEVER SAY NEVER

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Tie Sleeve Sweater c/o Pink Blush | Hazel’s Dress

Before I became a mom, I had a list of things I’d never do as a mom. My mom and sister would tell me “never say never”, but I was confident in my nevers. They ranged anywhere from how I would/wouldn’t dress my child to my postpartum emotional state. I felt like I knew myself well enough to know how I’d

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THREE STEP 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
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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

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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
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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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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

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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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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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