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Raising Good Humans in a Divided Political Climate

August 18, 2017

I think we can all agree that the state of our country right now is not awesome. It feels hostile, tense, unpredictable, and regressed. Regardless of what your political beliefs are, I’m sure you feel it. Now more than ever, we are divided. Not only are we divided by party lines and belief systems, but it seems that basic human values aren’t even something we all have in common anymore. As an objective and educated adult, it’s easy for me…

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Dear Middle Child: A Letter To My Only Daughter

August 17, 2017

Dear Charlie, It’s hard to believe you are already two years old. On one hand, I feel like I have known you for 100 years, and on the other it seems like you just got here. To say you have given me a run for my money these last couple of years is an understatement. Even as I write this, you are trying to do back flips off the couch. You will then transition to cuddling your baby doll, then…

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How To Diaper Bomb The New Mom

August 9, 2017

This post was sponsored by Pampers and Luvs at Sam’s Club. All opinions are mine. It’s BABY SEASON! What is baby season? It’s the most common time people are giving birth! In the U.S., nearly 12,250 babies are born in the late summer/early fall months. When I worked in Labor & Delivery, we pretty much knew that no one was getting time off in August or September…ever. All three of my babies were born in this time frame, too! More…

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Lincoln’s Birth Story

August 2, 2017

I used to tell my Doula clients to write their birth stories as soon as possible while it was fresh in their minds. Two weeks later, I’m taking that advice and diving right in to the birth story of the tiniest Crenshaw. I hadn’t had a chance to update after my 36 week appointment, but the news we took home from that was that Lincoln was probably going to be a big boy. My fundal height was measuring 41 weeks…

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Going Outside to Play | How To Avoid Cabin Fever With a New Baby

August 1, 2017

I’ve partnered with Rite Aid and Pampers for this post. However, all opinions are mine. #RiteAidSummerFun Cabin fever is a real thing after you have a baby, y’all. We ventured out yesterday for a bit of fresh air, and it was so refreshing to get out of the house! Lincoln is already two weeks old (don’t get me started), and I am feeling loads better from my C-Section. We’ve been trying to make it a priority to get the kids…

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Newborn Necessities

July 26, 2017

I can’t believe I FINALLY have a newborn to talk about with you guys! I have been dying to test out some of the products that have been laying around in boxes waiting for Mister Lincoln to make his arrival. He’s been around a week now (WHAT?!) and I have a list for you. I will keep you posted on the best products I find as we go, but for the very early days- these things are all phenomenal to…

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Introducing Baby Lincoln

July 21, 2017

This post was going to be a 37 week pregnancy update, but, alas, life cares nothing about our plans. Instead, I am so excited to introduce you to our newest addition, born at 36 weeks and 2 days. We weren’t expecting him so soon, so bear with me while I catch my barrings! We are all smitten with him (minus Charlie, who changes her mind about him pretty frequently). I will update more soon and definitely post his birth story,…

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The Scoop on Fidget Toys and Our Four Favorites

July 14, 2017

This post was sponsored by Educents. All opinions are mine. If you haven’t heard the term “fidget spinner”, you might be living on the moon. One of the current crazes on the kid scene are these things. I have seen articles about them all over social media and, of course, my seven year old begs for them. While they have drawn a lot of attention and popularity, they actually have an intended purpose! The spinners are intended to help antsy…

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What Every Mom Needs To Know About Summer Camp

July 12, 2017

This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and Mouse and Magpie. All opinions are mine.  Grayson, my oldest, just returned a few days ago from his first experience at sleep-away summer camp. He was gone for a whole week, y’all! He’s been dying to go ever since he was much younger and watched TV shows and movies about camp. He’s always been quite the independent kid and never afraid to venture out for new experiences. (Sounds like someone else I…

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8 Free Things To Do Outside of the House With The Kids This Summer

June 28, 2017

This post was sponsored by Gymboree. All opinions and content are mine. Need to get out of the house but don’t have the funds for anything extravagant? I’ve got you covered with 8 free things to do this summer with your kids. When I was little, we didn’t have much money, but I never knew it. Especially in the summers, my mom always had plenty for us to do that didn’t cost anything. Our days were full and fun, even…

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Buying Diapers in Bulk: A Cautionary Tale from a Scattered Mom

June 26, 2017

If there is anything I have learned about motherhood, it’s that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s a lame cliché, but it’s so true. Staying ahead of the game and planning in advance is the single most important way to avoid disaster. Take it from someone who really struggles with that concept and relies heavily on post-it notes, alarm reminders, and to-do lists.…

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Why You Should Have a Summer Family Bucket List

June 21, 2017

This post was sponsored by hint® water. All opinions are my own. Happy FIRST day of summer! I’m not going to lie to you, this will probably be the best summer I have ever experienced (weather wise). (Disclaimer: this last week has been a crazy heat wave and was not my favorite, but apparently it will be short lived.) As our first summer in Northern California, we are not mad about the overall new climate. Georgia was very hot and…

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