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May 5, 2021

Our bathroom vanity arrived with a broken leg. Mike took one good look at it and knew it was an easy fix. But me? I saw this as something else. This was a money saving opportunity.

Broken Bathroom Vanity: Not Today, Satan

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mike with old retaining wall

April 3, 2021

Mike started knocking down walls on Thursday. And by walls I mean a closet and some wall paneling. But he had renovation dust moving in the air. And the sweet sound of 1960s paneling landing in the dumpster. Before I knew it, all the noise and smells and “Daddy, can I help?”s had me reminiscing on life a year ago.

House Renovation Update: One Year Later

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January 18, 2021

I found myself holding back those happy-sappy mommy tears as we swayed in the living room. Feeling his little swaddled body nestled against my chest. Thinking about how 5 short weeks ago he wasn’t here. And how unimaginable that already seems.

Life as a Family of Six

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photo of airplane with smoke trail

January 1, 2021

Starting the new year off at 5am with a hot cup of coffee. Granted the coffee is sitting on the floor and I’m tending to a 2 week old, but technicalities. There’s a hot cup in my vicinity.

Cheers to a New Year: 2021

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August 18, 2020

Oh, Hummingbird cake. How I love you. It was a birthday tradition in my family. Or at least a cake I frequently requested. And I gotta admit it made for the best day-after-birthday breakfast.

Hummingbird Cake Recipe: A Southern Classic

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woman carrying a baby

August 7, 2020

Postpartum mental health (aka: perinatal mental health). It’s one of those things you don’t really think about until you get there. And then when you do, you find yourself with a handful of questions.

14 Perinatal Mental Health Questions Answered

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Nugget Comfort in Bamboo

July 22, 2020

Have you hopped on board the Nugget train yet? If not, have no fear! Here’s is everything you need to know about this wonderful, open ended toy! It’s easily one of our most enjoyed purchases– and I know handful of friends who can say the same.

10 Things to Know About Nugget Play Couches

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