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Soothing A Colicky Baby //

February 12, 2017

In my (many) efforts to be a super-‘real mom,’ I’ve shared our struggles with colic quite a bit. Honestly, before becoming a mom — heck, even after becoming a mom — I had read and heard so little about the battle that is colic. It was discouraging, to say the least. We found ourselves knee-deep […]

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First-Year Mommy Must-Haves // and a GIVEAWAY!

February 10, 2017

Whether you’re a new mom of one, two, or seven, the first year with a new baby is tough! Now that we’ve made it to the other side of that first year (hooray!) with Miss Bea, I want to share the things that helped make this transition a whole heck of alot easier! Seventh Generation […]

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Red & White on Thursday Night // Recap

February 2, 2017

Last week Chad and I legit skipped our way out the front door to attend the 20th anniversary of Red and White on Thursday Night — a food and wine event to benefit The Arthritis Foundation. I’ve said before that this event is truly our favorite event of the whole year. It’s something we continuously […]

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P.S. I Love JORD (and my husband) // GIVEAWAY

January 28, 2017

In keeping with my commitment to be as open and honest as possible here on my blog, I have to say that I had no idea how having children would change my relationship with my husband. See, Chad and I had dated for four years before we decided to get hitched! So we certainly didn’t […]

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Easy Gift-Giving with #GrouponGoods

October 30, 2016

Back before having children I felt like my gift-giving game was on-point! I mean, I had energy to plan and prepare for birthdays, Christmas, and everything in between. Now? Now my life is full of uncertainty. I was barely able to plan and prep for my own kids birthday this year, let alone anyone else’s! […]

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Seize Your (Poise) Moment //

July 20, 2016

I’m no stranger to talking about things that other people are too nervous (or scared) to talk about. PPD, anxiety, toddler problems, body image issues, hair loss, and, you know… a little light bladder leakage (LBL). Nope. That hasn’t stopped either. Recently I took my first yoga class postpartum. And by yoga class, I mean […]

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Remy’s Second Hug //

May 18, 2016

Being a mom of a newborn is incredibly difficult. Anyone who has ever had a baby knows that. Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, there is always a learning curve. There is always that time when you are just sleep deprived enough to feel like you are losing your mind. Once someone finally […]

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life update

March 24, 2016

Since Remy Bea was born (you know… TWO months ago), life has been a roller coaster, which I’ve talked about. Extensively. Like, extensively. And this here blog has suffered the wrath of long days and nights… By the time I have a few moments to myself to sit down at my computer, I just stare at […]

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sunshine + mom-time

March 10, 2016

Friends, ya know what makes postpartum life even more excruciating? Complete lack of sunshine. But the weather gods shone down upon us the last couple of days and blessed us with a 75 degrees in Ohio. In early March, nonetheless!! This little family has had several really rough days over the last week. Like, 7 straight hours […]

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Red + White // Wrap Up

February 3, 2016

The Arthritis Foundation of Northeast Ohio‘s annual fundraiser in Akron, Red & White on Thursday Night, is easily my favorite event of the entire year! Heck, even having just given birth, I desperately wanted to still attend. So last Thursday, at just 5 days old, Remy, Chad and I ventured to Quaker Station at Quaker […]

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