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Fevers and Boogies and Rashes, Oh My!

Fevers and Boogies and Rashes, Oh My!

The first time my little guy got sick I was a wreck. It is so hard to see them suffering, and there are so many things that you can’t give a little one that would make you feel better as an adult. I wanted to put together a list of items that are my go-to’s when my little guy has a “sicky bug” that me (and him) breathe a little easier.
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11 Superfoods Your Toddler Will Love

11 Superfoods Your Toddler Will Love

Chips, cupcakes, candy bars will all make their way onto your Childs list of superfoods. However, these items may not make it onto YOUR list. Left to their own devices, my toddlers would eat chips and pizza day in and day out! I mean literally: breakfast, lunch, dinner - pizza, chips, and pizza with chips on top (maybe a sprinkle of M&M's) that would be the diet. And knowing my kids, I would get a thorough explanation of why pizza covers the entire food pyramid and is in-fact healthy! 
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Me Time!

Me Time!

Before you are a mom, you always hear moms talking about “mommy time” or time that they should, do or want to, intentionally take away from their children to do something meaningful for themselves. I always respected this, but equated it to the time that I needed away from work or my husband to do things on my own. I never truly grasped what it meant to give every second of your waking to day to someone else- regardless of your own needs. It took about 3 months of being a mom for me to get past the tensions of self-preservation and fully give myself over to that new reality. But once I did, I knew exactly what those moms had been speaking about, and “mommy time” became a crucial part of my survival. I want to share with you some ways in which I choose to use my “me time”, in hopes that you might be inspired by a new way to take care of you!
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Products I love during Pregnancy and Beyond!

Products I love during Pregnancy and Beyond!

I try to not be too anal about do’s and don’ts during pregnancy. The way I see it, pregnancy can be uncomfortable enough with out adding a whole host of things you can’t eat, can’t drink, can’t take and can’t do. Of course, there are many things that are imperative to the health of your baby, and I am definitely not referring to those. But, what I am saying is, I subscribe to the “a cup of coffee and a piece of lunch meat aren’t going to do you in” method. 
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Fun Ways To Photograph Your Newborns First Days

Fun Ways To Photograph Your Newborns First Days

Often times we are so busy adjusting to our new life we forget to capture the moment. They're teeny tiny for only a short amount of time although it doesn't feel that way, they'll grow up fast. So trust me, its worth capturing those precious moments and here's a unique way of how. 
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8 Parenting Hacks

8 Parenting Hacks

Life with a toddler is difficult, it's always new, and its definitely unexpected. So when I learned these parenting hacks, I had to pass them along. They're soo simple but can save you loads of time and energy!
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7 Mini Vacation Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

7 Mini Vacation Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

Planning a vacation with kids is NOT the same as planning it for your self or with hubby. There's just so much more planning involved and well, lets just face it, it's Hard! If you're planning a vacation, think simple: A few days away, not to far so the kids don't get TOO cranky (I know what you're thinking, my kids think a 5 minute drive is too far and will get fussy in 10 minutes, but stay with me here). Loads to do and see, entertainment for the whole family, and an overall beautiful place to go. I got you covered! We compiled a list of places to vacation with the whole family.
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Reclaim your bedroom

Reclaim your bedroom

Two is a company three is a crowd! If your bed is being invaded every night, I feel for you. I can't even count how many times I've been elbowed and kicked, at some point this was happening on a daily basis! Oh the joys of parenthood, she said with eyes rolled and a deep exhale. Don't get me wrong I love my kids and I got my boys beautiful comfy beds with superman sheets and everything. The only problem is, They Don't Use It!
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