Time to Weigh in: Breastfeeding

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One of the current hot topics now days seems to be how to feed baby. Breastfed vs Formula. Covered vs Uncovered. So I thought that I would share my personal experiences with Octavia and Jean-Luc plus a coupon code for my new favorite anti-colic bottle! Octavia When I was pregnant with Ocki we determined beforehand to exclusively breastfeed. It is more »

Winter in Phoenix!

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Freestone Park Gilbert AZ

Once upon a time I used to love snow. There was something so magical about that white fluffy stuff, especially during the Christmas season. Then I learned to drive. What once seemed to make a sparkly white winter wonderland is now a slushy, muddy, and dangerous mess. So when we got the invite from my brother-in-law to come down to balmy more »

Gratitude Never Goes Out of Style!

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Alpha and Omega Nordstrom Lace Bell Sleeve Top

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am going to keep things short as I am wanting to spend as much time as possible with those for whom I am most grateful, my family. But I did want to take a minute to to say thank you to all those who read my blog and/or follow me on my social media accounts. Sometimes I am more »

Jean-Luc is here!

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Newborn boy 1 month

I am happy to officially announce that Jean-Luc has arrived. For all those interested in the gory details: Birth Story When I had Ocki my water broke first and I never went into labor on my own and I had to be induced with pitocin. This water breaking first business seems to be a genetic trait as that is how more »

29 Week Bumpdate

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Its that time again! It has been a few weeks but I like to keep the world apprised on how my little parasite is doing now and again. They say that little one is 2.5lbs and about the size of an acorn squash. Feeling a bit more movement now, especially when I get woken up in the wee morning hours more »

Lets talk food: Cravings vs Hunger!

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healthy eating, pregancy diet, hunger vs cravings, craving vs hunger, emotional eating, overeating, binge eating

I naturally cycle through periods where I eat super healthy for a few months then I’ll fall off the wagon and treat my body like a garbage disposal for weeks! Being pregnant I find not just myself but others making excuses for me when I graze throughout the day. “Are you sure you’re eating enough?” or “That’s the baby telling more »

24 Week Bumpdate

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Its been a month since my last update. I’m now at 24 weeks. Here’s the scoop: Still look more apple-y than pregnant. That being said, I am putting A LOT more effort into my outfits than I did when pregnant with Ocki and feel tons better about how I look this go around. I can sometimes feel the little one more »

5 Things I Love Best about Being a Stay at Home Mom!

Lifestyle Self Help

You hear a lot about the title “mom.” There’s that hot mess stereotype. You know, we’re all just frazzled Mrs. Weaselys. That “mom” is the most important job — the way underappreciated but sometimes coddling sentiment. You hear about moms losing sight of who they are. “Mom” becomes the whole identity, you are a shadow of your former self. Those more »

Kansas City Kids Fun Guide

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As the weather warms that means that it is a whole heck of a lot easier to get outside! If you happen to live in Kansas City then you are in luck because there are tons of fun places to take the kiddos. Here are just a few of the places that Ocki and I have visited. Powell Gardens This more »

Baby #2 on the Way!

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Whelp, we’ve done it again! We are so happy to announce that Ocki is going to be a big sister. Due date is August 27. This little one is also looking like its going to be a surprise. We didn’t find out Ocki’s gender on purpose. For this little one we were going to find out but it kept its more »