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5 Ways to Have a Better Day

March 14, 2016

1 | Make Your Bed This has been said before, but there is truly something that sets the tone for the day about making your bed. Maybe it’s kind of like you are metaphorically closing yesterday’s chapter. When I take the time first thing in the morning to make sure my room is tidy and my bed is made, I feel so much happier and energized.…

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Going Viral: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

March 10, 2016

These last couple of weeks have certainly been interesting. If you are reading this, you likely already know that my blog post about my daughter (and her facial birthmark) has gone viral. The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, Inside Edition, US Weekly and People are just a few of the outlets, globally, that have published stories on it. It has been a crazy whirlwind of emotions. I never anticipated that this story would reach so many. Many bloggers…

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Stay-At-Home-Moms Don’t Exist

March 7, 2016
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Why in the actual world do they call us Stay-At-Home-Moms? I mean, Ok, I actually know. But, the last thing I do at home is “stay”. Every day I have moments (or hours) where I am struggling to keep my head above water. Some days are a total cluster. Some nights I go to bed feeling like a failure; other nights I have the clarity to forgive myself. I’m actually not staying anywhere, I’m working my a** off. “Homemaker” is a…

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Easter Basket Ideas for Mom

March 4, 2016

Happy Friday! This week has been BEYOND crazy for me. I made some web host changes and did some blog maintenance and it seemed to consume my week. Today, I have for you: EIGHT dreamy Easter ideas for the Mom in your house (if she’s anything like me). Have a great weekend!  …

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PinkBlush | Womens Boutique

February 29, 2016

PinkBlush sent me this dress in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own. Finally. A women’s online boutique where everything isn’t weird junior cut sizing! PinkBlush Boutique is the perfect place to find cute dresses for women (and any other type of clothing!) I was so thrilled to find PinkBlush. I have followed several trendy boutiques online, but I really fell in love with these guys. Their styles are classy and gorgeous. They have the best…

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10 Lies About Motherhood

February 22, 2016

Someone posed this “fill-in-the-blank” in one of my mom groups on Facebook the other day and the responses were too good not to share. Maybe they aren’t lies for EVERYONE, but they definitely aren’t the truth for everyone. Dear first timers: take heed. Here were the most popular votes + my two cents.…

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Sugs Shoppe | Eucalytus Bath Soak

February 21, 2016

I won a giveaway, guys. I NEVER win anything. EVER. It’s a big deal. Tyler is the lucky one in the family. He wins like everything he enters. Anyway. Sugs Shoppe recently re-opened after a brief maternity hiatus. Tami makes gorgeous bags made from repurposed and upcycled materials, tie dyed clothes for mamas and babies, and organic bath products. I won her Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Bath Soak and I am compelled to share my love.…

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I Don’t Want to Forget the Azaleas

February 16, 2016

Last weekend, I went home to South Georgia to see my family. Between the pregnancy and postpartum period I haven’t made that trip in over a year. That is the longest I have ever gone without seeing my grandparents. I grew up no further than 50 miles from my Dad’s parents. Our whole family went to the same church, my Uncle Bill’s church, actually. He ministered to a small congregation every Sunday for most of my childhood before he moved…

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