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Must Have Apps for Parents of Babies & Toddlers

Before I became a parent, I swore I wouldn’t let technology interfere with my parenting. I also swore my kids would never use technology as toddlers.   And then I had kids.   Turns out, I’m more reliant on my phone than I should be (you know, for social interaction) and my toddler is so tech savvy that she could probably teach Apple® a few things. And you know, that’s not really a bad thing. There are good (and bad) ways to utilize technology for yourself and  ...

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Motherhood

Isla Anneston Kate: From Bump to Baby

Wow. I can’t believe that it’s been a month since we welcomed our second sweet girl into the world. She has truly completed our family and filled our hearts with so much joy; we are beyond blessed. So, since she’s a month old now, I figured it was time to share details of my pregnancy and her birth story.   Getting Pregnant: The decision to have another baby wasn’t something sudden. I had been thinking about a second child since Elsie was around a year old. But, I knew that having two  ...

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Motherhood

October Mom Crush Monday

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. You’ve heard the term “MCM” before, right? Well, on my blog, I give that term a different meaning. On the first Monday of every month, I feature a fellow mom as my Mom Crush Monday, and allow them to share their own journey through motherhood.   Meet my October MCM: Sophia B. This month, I’m featuring a mama who has inspired me and kept me laughing for years. She has the most contagious personality and  ...

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Lifestyle

Hello PPD…..

I see you’ve come to haunt me again. Why? These are supposed to be joyful moments, spent with my newest little love. Yet, here you are; bringing clouds of sadness to my sunny day. As I look into my baby’s eyes, I watch my tears drop onto her cheeks. I’m holding the world in my arms while you fill my head with thoughts of emptiness. At 2 am, I lie awake. The baby is crying and I feel you well up inside me. Anxiety; it’s all I feel as I try to calm my sweet girl to no  ...

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