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When Breastfeeding Ends // a story of grief and pride

August 4, 2017

Disclaimer: I’m not advocating for only breastfeeding babies. Ultimately, it’s a very personal decision. I believe fed is best. Period. I’m just sharing my personal adventure with breastfeeding. This week is World Breastfeeding Week. And, if I’m being honest, my heart is hurting a little. See, I’m doing extended breastfeeding with Miss Bea. And, while I […]

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7 Tips for Safe Car Travel with Kids

July 31, 2017

With Summer nearing it’s end our vacation season is officially starting. That’s right — we’ve had several trips (one day trip, one weekend trip, and one week-long beach vacation) planned for quite some time. And with that comes quite a bit of travel anxiety. Well, atleast for me it does. I wasn’t always this anxious […]

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5 tips for an Easy Toddler Bedtime Routine //

July 29, 2017

Neither of my children were good sleepers as babies. It’s one of those things that I was alwasy really resentful of. A new mom needs a lot of rest, and I was hardly getting any rest, let alone “lots.” Hearing about other moms experiences with their kdis sleeping through the night as soon as they […]

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Elevate, Play with Lark, SOAK, and Eat Local! // Embracing the Chaos

July 24, 2017

We’ve been so crazy busy lately that we’ve hardly had a chance to slow down. It’s my own fault, really. I’m a chronic over-scheduler. It’s a blessing and a curse, friends. It really is. See, I thrive on the crazy; I need the busy days. I need them because they make me feel accomplished. And […]

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Explore Ohio // Wooster { and a GIVEAWAY! }

July 14, 2017

I have to admit — I’m really loving this “Explore Ohio” series! Not only does it give me a chance to give ya’ll a virtual tour of my favorite places, but it’s a way of reminding myself exactly why I love living here. There is always somewhere new to explore — like these kid-friendly things […]

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How To Totally Ruin Pinterest Crafts in 4 Simple Steps //

July 5, 2017

Let me quickly set the stage — Ari wants to do a Fourth of July craft and I want to oblige. I mean, I’m a crafty mom, right? I do a quick pinterest search, locate a ‘firework’ paint craft, and gather our supplies. Easy peasey! Or, it should have been. But guys — here’s the […]

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STEM Learning with Snapology // WIN a LEGO® brick set

June 2, 2017

STEM learning, or the concept of education based in science, technology, engineering, and math, is something I think about frequently as a mom of a 4 year old. See, I understand the importance of engaging Ari in learning from an early age with things that interest him. Heck, I’ve had him enrolled in building classes […]

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Postpartum Health + Fitness After Baby # 2 //

May 31, 2017

Real talk: Postpartum health and fitness after one baby felt like a breeze. Postpartum health and fitness with a toddler and terrible newborn?? It feels impossible. Well, it felt impossible… I know, I know — I’ve heard that we make time for things that are important. And if health and fitness are important, you do […]

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned In 1 Year as a SAHM //

May 23, 2017

Just over one year ago the decision was made for me to become a stay-at-home mom. Truthfully, I was terrified. I had lost my job at 9-months pregnant with our daughter, my second child, Remy Bea. I had an awful pregnancy full of illness and pain. I was terrified of suddenly being thrust into this […]

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Friday Favorites //

May 12, 2017

Happy Friday, my favorite people! I’m happy to say that not only will we be celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend, but we’ll also be celebrating my husband’s birthday! But in the meantime, here are some of my most favorite things as of late: My kids. They are my favorite human beings ever. They’re amazing and […]

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