Motherhood

Three Things We Are Doing To Keep Ever Healthy

(This post was sponsored by Amazon and Culturelle®.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Having a second child is like experiencing new motherhood all over again.  Naturally, you feel like you’re going into it as pro.  Those second babies, though, with their own personalities and characteristics, still manage to keep you on your toes!  One of the things I really worried about for Ever was that she was going to get sick much younger and more frequently than Parker had since she has a big sister who is in preschool.   While …

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Real Talk with Real Moms // Relationships

Last week Parker and I drove down to Newport Beach to spend some quality time with one of my favorite friends. Parker was busying herself with sand castle building and seagull chasing and my friend Emily and I were discussing Emily’s life trajectory and what life looks like after having kids. She asked if there was a part of me that was nervous about having kids because Aaron and I would lose a little bit of our relationship. I paused for a minute before answering. As I had immediately expected, though, there had never been that …

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My Maternity Wardrobe Essentials

There have been so many interesting and unexpected phases of this whole growing a baby process– especially when it comes to getting dressed!  I wasn’t even sure anyone was going to be interested in style posts once there was a bump involved, but so far you don’t seem to mind so I will keep them coming as long as you keep reading them!  I have also had quite a few of you email or comment with questions about where I have had the best luck maternity shopping and what my favorite pieces have been, so I thought I would round …

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First Trimester Essentials

Now that my first trimester is well in the rear view, I thought I would share some of my essentials that got me through those first 12 weeks.  It’s amazing how different the second trimester feels, and by different, I do mean so much better!  I have more energy, don’t feel the need to snack constantly, have said farewell to that pesky morning sickness and nausea, and what once just looked like a big meal has now taken on the shape of an actual bump!  Despite it all, though, I wouldn’t have traded it.  It was so fun …

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