Messy Moments & Life.

“This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.” The adjustment to two children has been a chaotic one for sure. Cash was such a low maintenance child and continues to be one, while Brando on the other hand wants 100% of the attention 99.9% of the time. There are days full of overwhelm, sleepless nights, […]

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Skin-to-Skin

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Before kids, I have zero idea what skin-to-skin was. Honestly, I actually didn’t know what the “big deal” about skin-to-skin time was still, even after my first son Cash was born. With Brando, I’ve come to realize how important that connection is to my child and just how calming and comforting this magical bond can be. For […]

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Creating an Extra-Special Movie Night

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #AngryForSavings #CollectiveBias I’ve mentioned our family’s love of movies more than a few times on this blog. Our bedtime ritual is simple, while some families go with the 4 B’s (Bath, Bottle, Book, Bed), we take a more millennial approach BSMB (Bath, Snack, Movie, Bed). Cash and I both fall asleep every night watching a movie together, and it’s one of my […]

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5 Tips to ease Eczema

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias Sensitive skin is something that runs in both my family and James’ family. James struggles with psoriasis on his elbows from time to time, while I have dealt with having to buy certain products to avoid allergic reactions to dyes and perfumes on my skin. When planning for a family, neither of us thought that those skin traits would be passed on, not […]

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Enjoying Little Adventures

Cybex Balios Stroller

This post was sponsored by CYBEX as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received the CYBEX Balios Stroller and Aton Q Infant Car Seat to facilitate my review. Baby Brando is now 2 weeks old today. I would be lying if I said this that the time is flying by. James and I have been running on about 4 nonconsecutive hours of sleep a night and it’s been rough to get out and about or be motivated to get […]

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6 Post C-Section Recovery Tips.

tips for c-section recovery

OMG you guys I had another baby! Naturally I took some time to recover and bond as a new family of four, but I’m FINALLY feeling like myself again, and certainly not taking this feeling for granted. While I knew what to mentally prepare for going into this c-section, I think that “new motherhood delirium” made me completely forget the severe amount of pain that tags along with a c-section. The surgery is only the start of a painful process, […]

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Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay…

You ever have those moments where you’re just like “this is my life”? Maybe that’s too vague, it’s hard to describe the feeling I mean, but if you’ve experienced it, you know what I’m talking about. I remember being in middle school, having an awkward fashion sense in high school, and picking out my classes for my first semester in college. That feels like just yesterday. Even as I waited tables during the countless semesters at community college while I was […]

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Yes I Scheduled a C-Section.

Like most expectant mothers, when I found out I was pregnant with Cash I was exhilarated and so excited to give birth. I wasn’t afraid of the pain, I wasn’t worried about induction statistics, and I fully trusted my OB. I was looking forward to getting my epidural and pushing a gorgeous baby out of my tiny area. However, like most birth stories go, nothing went according to plan. I was induced at 41 weeks and after 24 hrs of cervadil, 24 […]

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Prepping the Car for 2 kids.

preparing the car for 2 kids

This post was sponsored by CYBEX as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received the CYBEX Balios Stroller and Aton Q Infant Car Seat to facilitate my review. #CYBEXDesign #IC #ad Less than 3 weeks now until we meet The Second Clark! James and I could not be more excited about the arrival of this little one! It’s crazy around here trying to double-check and make sure we have everything prepared and ready for him to come […]

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Stripes, Denim & Celebration.

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Since this family of 3 will soon be a family of 4, we’re trying to make the most of our weekends together and create memorable moments for Cash. This past Sunday we went out for a bit to Celebration, better known as “Disney’s Town”, to grab some treats and walk around. James and I are planning to buy a house out there in about 18 months, so we love walking around the actual neighborhood parts, and wondering which street will […]

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