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ORCHARD BLOSSOMS MATERNITY PHOTOS

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Maternity Gown c/o Pink Blush | Slip DressHazel’s Floral Dress | Cody’s Grey Shirt

Aaaahhhhhhh! I am so obsessed with our maternity pictures taken by my friend Morgan from Magnolia Rain Photography! We had this idea for an orchard blossom maternity photoshoot, but it almost didn’t work out. We planned to take our

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PREGNANCY #2 UPDATE: 37 WEEKS

37 week pregnancy update
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Grey Dress

Baby girl will be here in less than 3 weeks! I’m super excited to meet her, but also sad for this pregnancy to come to an end. We only plan on having two kids, so unless we change our minds, this will be my last pregnancy. I’m trying to

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5 TIPS ON HOW TO BE A QUALITY PARENT

5 tips to be a quality parent
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White Top c/o ChicWish | Gathre MatPampers Pure

I remember when I was pregnant with Hazel, I was so nervous about doing everything right. Was I eating the right foods and taking care of myself the right way? Was I giving my body and Hazel, everything needed so she could grow and be healthy? I remember thinking, “I can’t wait for her to be born so I can stop worrying about her so much”. And then she was born and I realized that the nervousness

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PREGNANCY #2 UPDATE: 33 WEEKS

pregnancy update 32 weeks
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It’s crazy to think that we’ll meet baby sister in less than two months! Hazel is obsessed with baby sister (and all things baby). It’s so cute! The nursery is almost complete and Hazel always wants to play in it. When she sees baby clothes, she gets this cute high pitch

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10 TIPS FOR POSITIVE DISCIPLINE, GUIDANCE, & PARENTING

positive discipline
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Hazel is 17 months old and she’s beginning to have an opinion and vocalize it (aka, throw tantrums), discover her independence, and test her limits. My girl went from being a sweet baby to a typical toddler. She’s crying when she doesn’t get her way, doing things/getting into things she’s not allowed to, and has occasionally not-so-gently pulled at

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LET’S BE HONEST MAMAS: LABOR & DELIVERY

labor and delivery tips
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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

diy growth chart
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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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