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!

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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 »

Ocki’s Modeling Debut

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I’ve always thought that my little Ocki is the cutest baby ever. I know, I know. Every mom thinks that about their child. So when someone else recognizes that cuteness and invites Ocki to be in a fashion show I jump on it! Our local Dillard’s was putting on a show in our local mall. We had a blast! Plus, more »

Aloha!

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Hawaii One of the coolest things I’ve been up to lately is going to O’ahu Hawaii! Here were some of my favorite things: Snorkeling at Hanuama Bay By far the best snorkeling we did on the island! Unfortunately we didn’t have an underwater camera but there were tons of fish here. Some others in our group also went here another day more »

Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium

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Now that our sweet baby is here we find ourselves wanting to do more and more activities. You know, give our three month old experiences she’ll remember for the rest of her life. One such place we have been wanting to get to for awhile now is our local aquarium. Tickets were kind of pricey at $17 a piece but more »