Motherhood After Loss

Motherhood After Loss

Buckle up, friends. It’s about to get real.

Did yall know that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month? Truthfully, I did not until very recently. I was also unaware that today, October 15th, is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day until I started doing some more research on the whole thing. This month-long recognition of families who have lost babies was started in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan to do just what it says: remember…

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First Rodeo Birthday Party

First Rodeo Birthday Party

So excited to share Kennedy’s 1st birthday party pics and details with yall today. I had a lot of fun coming up with this idea and making it a special day for our sweetie. It all started with the idea of playing off the saying “this ain’t my first rodeo”… The party invitations read “this actually is my first rodeo” and the theme for Kennedy’s first birthday party was born…

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BOY & GIRL First Birthday Gift Guides

BOY & GIRL First Birthday Gift Guides

I meant to get this out BEFORE Kennedy’s birthday but such is life… either way, I have had several questions about gifts for her and a few of yall who have expressed that you’d love if I shared more boy stuff, too, when possible since many of you don’t have girls. I thought a gift guide for first birthdays would be the perfect opportunity to do just that…

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Kennedy Is One!

Kennedy Is One!

I cannot believe I’m typing this. Cue the water works!! But our baby girl is ONE today. How? I don’t know, but here we are. So much has happened in the last year since welcoming Kennedy… We’ve traveled a lot, lost and gained family members, moved to a new house, and made new friends. Most importantly, we became parents and have entered a whole new adventure as a family of three. Kennedy has brought SO much joy to our lives and being her mom is the best thing ever. She seriously makes us laugh so much every single day. She is the happiest and easiest baby! We are beyond blessed…

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Baby Essentials for the First Twelve Months

Baby Essentials for the First Twelve Months

I cannot believe that Kennedy is going to be one next week!!! Where did the time go!? One of the most frequently asked questions I’ve gotten since having her is all about our favorite things and products. I’ve done a monthly recap for the last eleven months of all our favorite things but today I’m rounding up the best of the best essentials for the first twelve months of your baby’s life, including lots of fun toys and savings, too… :)

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Favorite Things: Eleven Months

Favorite Things: Eleven Months

Hope everyone had a great long weekend! I’m a couple days late getting this post out (Kennedy was eleven months on Sunday) but wanted to share our favorite things this month and a little update on her. This month has been a busy one! We went on a vacation to Utah, our longest trip yet with her, and are gearing up to celebrate her first birthday in a few weeks. I honestly have no idea how she’s about to turn one…

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Labor Day Sales

Labor Day Sales

Happy long weekend!! Who has fun plans for Labor Day? We don’t have much going on over here but that’s okay with me considering we just got back from a long vacation… oh and our Kennedy girl has a double ear infection! I think that means we’ll be doing lots of cuddling and lounging around this weekend which sounds perfect to me.

I polled yall on Instagram and there was a large request for sharing Labor Day sales on the blog. So, your wish is my command. Here are all the great deals I’ve found - be sure to check back over the weekend because I’ll update this post as anything new comes about…

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Our Breastfeeding Journey

Our Breastfeeding Journey

During my pregnancy with Kennedy there was no question in my mind that I wanted to try and breastfeed. I had no idea what it would entail and if I’d even be able to do so successfully. I have spoken very openly about breastfeeding and truth be told, I have been very lucky because all things considered, it has been a very easy thing for both Kennedy and I. I realize that’s not the case for everyone and before I go any further, I believe FED is best. However you decide to feed your baby is 100% your decision and there is no right or wrong answer. Today I wanted to share a little bit about my story and journey with breastfeeding for the first time though…

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The Four Seasons St. Louis

The Four Seasons St. Louis

So this is not a post I was planning to write but I got SOOO many questions and comments about our mini staycation at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis that I figured I’d share info here for yall! If you missed it, I surprised Michael with a night away at the Four Seasons for his 30th birthday last week. It was a big birthday and I wanted to celebrate him in an extra special way AND it was our first night away from Kennedy, so that was a big deal, too haha…

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Favorite Things: Ten Months

Favorite Things: Ten Months

How our little angel is ten months old is beyond me! That means we’re just two months from her first birthday, which Lord knows I am not ready for! The last couple of months, in particular, have been so fun with Kennedy becoming mobile, starting to mimic some words, and just feel like a big girl instead of a little baby now. Time is moving so fast and she is constantly changing. Fun but heartbreaking all at the same time…

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Booze-Free Summer Drinks

Booze-Free Summer Drinks

I don’t know about yall but I love a good summery drink and as someone who doesn’t drink alcohol that often, I’m all for a booze-free option, too! It’s been CRAZY hot here lately and I have a lot of pregnant friends right now, so I’m always up for trying a cold and yummy summer drink that doesn’t have to have alcohol. Check these fun drinks out and let me know if you try any…

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Seven Tips for Finding a Balance With Social Media

Seven Tips for Finding a Balance With Social Media

Today I’m sharing this post alongside my friends Arin from Arin Solange at Home and Navy from Navy Berlin, plus some other gals as part of Arin & Navy’s fun Summer Blog Series. I’ve already participated in two other posts with these two this month if you’ve missed them… read my blogging journey here and my mom hacks here. This week’s topic is all about finding balance with social media, which is especially tricky when it’s part of your job, like it is for me. I am by no means an expert and haven’t figured it all out, but over the past few months, I’ve tried really hard to find a balance and set better boundaries with social media…

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Best of Amazon, Target & More!

Best of Amazon, Target & More!

Another day, another sale! There are so many crazy good deals happening this week, so I’m throwing them all into one big post for yall to check out. Today kicked off Amazon’s two-day event called Prime Day, where tons and tons of prices are slashed on everything from fashion to home items, electronics and baby things. Many of these are flash deals and only last for a few hours or until the product has sold out…

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My #NSale Early Access Round of Purchases + $500 Giveaway

My #NSale Early Access Round of Purchases + $500 Giveaway

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here! I got to preview the sale yesterday to try on and scope out all sorts of fun goodies and now it’s officially time to shop, my friends! If you’re a cardholder, today’s the day. Let me remind you, the good stuff is going to go FAST. Don’t be surprised when the most popular items or talked about products sell out or aren’t available in your size anymore… it happens and it will probably happen more than once. It’s the nature of the beast of this sale. But don’t be discouraged. Get your basket full and grab what you can now and then keep checking back…

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Mom Hacks for Traveling With Littles

Mom Hacks for Traveling With Littles

I’m super excited to be joining up with my friends, Arin from Arin Solange at Home and Navy from Navy Berlin, along with 7 other awesome ladies to share another fun post with yall this week. Today we’re all sharing our versions of MOM HACKS! Because who doesn’t love a good hack, right?! And don’t forget to check out all the other posts at the very end of this one…

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