• Mom life

    Your Toddler Travel Guide

    My kiddo is just over a year old, but I think that these tips will be handy for the older kiddos too. We had a great couple of flights, so I thought I’d create a handy toddler travel guide. Traveling with a toddler should be considered an extreme sport. I hope that this toddler travel guide can help make your trip a little easier. Disclosure: Some of the links below in this article are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I can earn a commission if you click through the links and purchase something. Your purchases support my blog! Thanks for the support! I truly appreciate it! Our…

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    Be kind and be gentle this mother’s day.

    Be kind and be gentle this mother’s day. Think before you speak of tricky topic of children. A lot of moments in my life have been, “Ah, now I get it.” moments. I think some people are perceptive to others’ challenges, but unless I’m caught up in the mix of it, I don’t always completely understand. I don’t think I’ll write a post like this every Mother’s Day, but when Mother’s Day 2017 was one of the hardest days of my life, I just want to send out a gentle reminder. While this day is a wonderful celebratory day for the mothers in our lives, some women are hurting. I…

  • Lifestyle,  My Style

    Stitch Fix vs. Trunk Club

    After trying both Stitch Fix and Trunk Club, I’ve got the deets. I am pleased to say I loved both boxes! Here’s my honest review and some of the details of the services. This review is not sponsored in any sort of way, I just get a friend referral credit if you choose to try one of the services. If you try Stitch Fix, you get a $25 credit for yourself. As always, this review is 100% my own opinion. If you choose to shop from my favorites page or through my LiketoKNOW.it page I am an affiliate and your purchase helps support my blog! Thanks! You can read more…

  • Mom life

    Mom Adventures – April 2019

    Hot n’ fresh out the kitchen I’m standing at my kitchen island as I am writing this. My kiddo is emptying our entire Tupperware drawer. It’s keeping her busy SO WHATEVER. And I’m just gonna take all the Tupperware and shove it back in the drawer when she’s done. We already season our food with dog hair, so a little dirt don’t hurt. Sometimes when I am prepping a meal in the kitchen, I find myself freezing when I hear the pitter patter of her bare feet approaching me. If I don’t move, can she still see me? Other moments we’re playing tag in the kitchen. She’s always “it”, and…

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    My baby is one!

    Happy birthday to our little love bug! I’m adding the finishing touches to this post and it’s currently 10:37pm on April 6, 2019. I started pushing at 11:30pm April 6, 2018 and she arrived about 2.5 hours later on April 7, 2019 . Read our birth story. My husband and I returned from a last minute Target run about an hour ago, and I’m just sitting down after we finished putting together all her little toys. How come some of the stickers are on the toys, and then some aren’t? Toymakers, why only some of the stickers? What is the logic on this?!? A discussion for another day. Tomorrow is…

  • Lifestyle,  Mom life

    Well, it’s my birthday!

    This birthday isn’t a big one, but this past year was the year of “realizing stuff”. Don’t hate me for referencing KUWTK. I was a long time hater, until I had nothing to watch when I was nursing 24/7 during my maternity leave. Now, I want to be adopted by Kris Jenner. Okurrrrr. Reflecting in this past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself with the help of my daughter. She’s almost one, stay tuned for her one year update in a few days! She has opened my heart, not only to her, but she’s opened my heart to let go of my past and take in new experiences. Wait,…

  • Lifestyle

    Distance makes the heart grow fonder

    I titled this with the cliché distance makes the heart grow fonder because I understand this now that I live far from all my friends and family. I think I took for granted the convenience there was when I could visit them on a whim. When my in-laws left on Sunday, I cried, but don’t tell them! My father-in-law is the sap in the family, I can’t take his place! I’ve really grown fond of them, and I hate to see them leave. I’ve known them for 10ish years now. That’s a DECADE. Though, I just learned that my father-in-law salts his pizza. UMM WHAT? You think you know someone…

  • Mom life

    Ending our breastfeeding journey

    I didn’t think I would be upset when our breastfeeding journey ended, but then I saw a modest Instagram story with a mom nursing her baby and it brought tears to my eyes. They were cuddly and wrapped in blanket. I won’t get that time back with her. My daughter loved it and she was always excited. My husband and I had this silly routine at night where I’d dress her and hand her to him. I’d get comfy in my chair with the beloved boppy and then he’d hand her back to me. She would practically leap out of his arms and hyperventilate trying to get to me. “Do…

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    Remembering R.E.D.

    I remember March 7, 2013 like it was yesterday. I was filling my gas tank and I peeked into my car. My friend was sitting in the passenger seat on the phone with someone. I knew something was wrong by the stunned look on her face, but I didn’t think whatever it was would affect me. Bummer, I thought. Something is wrong and I probably need to take her home. “Is everything okay? Do I need to take you home?” I asked. “Ryan died.” I started driving towards the mall in some weird haze and I questioned why I was even heading there. We sat in the parking lot of…

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    My baby is 11 months old

    My little girl takes adventures up the stairs and is obsessed with clementines. She loves books, flicking the light switches, and being held. She’s doing this thing… where… I can’t put her down. I’ve been wearing her because I need my hands free and she’s NEEDY AF. All the moms I’ve talked to say “oh it’s only a phase”. SHE’S BEEN DOING THIS HER WHOLE LIFE. HER 11 MONTHS OF EXISTENCE. ALWAYS. NEEDS. TO. BE. HELD. I have a love/hate relationship with this holding thing. I loveeee that she needs me, but I’m also not jacked yet so this isn’t benefiting me. Can I at least get some upper body…