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Try #TheStork at the First Signs of Infertility

Try #TheStork at the First Signs of Infertility

I’m pregnant with baby number four, but it didn’t happen right away. With my first child, we got pregnant right away. When trying for baby number two, it took us six months. Baby number three thankfully happened right away too. This time, it took us a good six months as well. Now, I know that’s […]

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Oregon Coast – Road Trip Photos!

Oregon Coast – Road Trip Photos!

My family was so excited to get to the coast, for our trip a couple of weeks ago. Especially my older two girls. Carleigh’s been to the beach/ocean before, but not since she was little, and hardly remembers it. Kendall and Athena have never been. So it was pretty much a whole new experience for […]

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It’s August and back-to-school season is upon us! {#SchoolCents Twitter Party Info}

It’s August and back-to-school season is upon us! {#SchoolCents Twitter Party Info}

This post is brought to you by Capital One and The Motherhood and I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are my own. It’s August. Which means the soon-to-be beginning of the “New Year” for kids and parents with new schedules and extracurricular activities. The fresh start of a new school year provides the […]

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Right before our vacation, we got a pleasant surprise…

Right before our vacation, we got a pleasant surprise…

This little girl will be promoted to “Big Sister” next Spring! More details coming later, but for now pass the tums and a toilet, thanks.

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What Our #99SummerDays Have Looked like so Far

What Our #99SummerDays Have Looked like so Far

We have been busy-busy around here. Our summer so far has been filled with so many great memories. We’ve successfully checked off 16 things off our Summer Bucket List. Pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. A few things I just don’t think we’ll get to, but we still have a ton more […]

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DIY Felt “I Love You” Hand

DIY Felt “I Love You” Hand

*Today’s craft is from Kate at Nearly Crafty! Perfect for back to school. Enjoy! Sis, my daughter, is headed off to a new preschool in September. She is crazy excited about the whole transition. She asks to drive by her new school when we are in the neighborhood and waves at the playground as we […]

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Getting Ready To Go Back To School

Getting Ready To Go Back To School

If your kids are anything like mine, going back to school is a something you really have to prepare for.  It’s more than buying new school clothes or getting the school supplies….it’s trying to get them back into some sort of routine and getting them to focus on more than when they can go outside […]

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Nursing Naturally #Breastfeeding Giveaway

Nursing Naturally #Breastfeeding Giveaway

Many of you know I’m a huge advocate of breastfeeding, and new moms getting the proper help and education about nursing – so they may succeed. When I had my first child, over six years ago, I knew very little to almost nothing about breastfeeding. The nurse in the hospital did help me a little […]

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My Grandmother Was a Famous Burlesque Dancer & Actress

My Grandmother Was a Famous Burlesque Dancer & Actress

**Warning: Half-nude photos and video below! My grandfather remarried before I was born. Her name was Virginia – she was this tiny little thing, with a strong voice and even stronger opinion on life. I remember her being very healthy, and a blessing for my grandfather. My grandfather passed away in 2004, and sadly, we […]

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Active Family Project – Summer Playdates

Active Family Project – Summer Playdates

I received $100 from Merck Consumer Care, and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Merck Consumer Care. Life happens right?! As moms, we’re constantly running around, either taking the kids to school, playdates, sports, appointments, or at home with chores, cooking, and everything […]

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Baby Shower Gift Basket Ideas

Baby Shower Gift Basket Ideas

If you have an upcoming baby shower to attend, and either they don’t have a registry, your tight on money, or just don’t know what to get – I’m here to help. After three kids and six years, I’d say I know what’s a hit or a miss. Again though, these are my personal preferences, […]

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Coca-Cola’s Hunt for America’s Favorite Park

Coca-Cola’s Hunt for America’s Favorite Park

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks and Coca Cola. All thoughts and opinions are my own. If it were up to me, we’d just go outside and play in our backyard each day and call it a day. But, I do care about my kids’ feelings too, and for them going to the park is […]

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Toddler Milestone: Ditching the Crib

Toddler Milestone: Ditching the Crib

I am so not ready for this. Monday night, my husband and I were talking about putting Athena (our 19 month old) in Kendall’s room, instead of Carleigh’s room (which she’s in now). Mainly because Carleigh is the oldest and is constantly complaining about not having her own space. Our house is small as it is, […]

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Family Road Trip: Don’t Leave Home Without These 3 Things

Family Road Trip: Don’t Leave Home Without These 3 Things

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix. It’s road trip season people. Where are you going?! We’re planning a trip down the Oregon coast and I’m super excited. Well, except for the part where we’ll be driving in the car, a lot. Our girls are six, three, and 19 months, […]

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Breastfeeding In Public: Get Over It!

Breastfeeding In Public: Get Over It!

This is one subject I am very passionate about, and that’s breastfeeding and breastfeeding in public. What has our world come to, that boobs are supposed to be for sex and sexual purposes, and not for what God intended them to be, for feeding our children. My own family at times have looked at me […]

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Something To Remember: No One Has It All Together

Something To Remember: No One Has It All Together

Do you ever look at your friends or relatives and think, “Wow, they have it all together!”? I do. I know I shouldn’t base my feelings off of others, but it’s hard not too. Especially with Facebook. Raise your hand if you post more than 90% positive posts. I mean, who really wants to share […]

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