ON MOTHERHOOD

Every so often since I became a mother I wish I had a time machine so I could go back in time and live life free and easy again, just for a minute. It’s on the days that are filled with watermelon stains on the brand new upholstered bar stools and bubble mixture pooling on the living room carpet. Those days where the time out flag has been waved far too regularly, where the whining continues even after what feels like a hundred reminders about the use of a nice voice. Sometimes motherhood leaves me flopping around on the shore of life, gasping for air. And then…

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TODDLER GIRL CAPSULE WARDROBE: Fall/Back to School

1. “Stay True” Tee  2. Green Eyelet Tee  3. Leopard Thermal Top  4. White Eyelet Tee  5. Peace Sign Tee  6. Pink and Gray Heart Sweatshirt  7. Gray Pattern Sweater  8. Light Wash Denim Jacket  9. Sequined Cardigan  10. Hair Elastics  11. Tulle Skirt with Sequins  12. Peppermint Stick A Line Skirt  13. Floral Belted Sweatshirt Dress  14. Light Wash Jeans   15. Gray Joggers  16. Pink Parka  17. Converse CTAS Low Tops  18. Hot Pink Sweatshirt Dress  19. Black Classic Hunter Boots 20. Green Peplum Anorak

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SURVIVING THE FIRST WEEKS WITH A NEWBORN

Boy, oh, boy! Nothing can prepare you for those first weeks with a newborn! Even though this is NOT my first rodeo, the dynamics have totally changed this go-round having a toddler at home. Sleepless night after sleepless night, survival is most definitely the name of the game. The first eight weeks with a new baby are definitely the hardest in my mind. Here are some tips on how to make it through this beautiful, but exhausting, time!

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CHILDREN’S BED TENT

If you had a chance to read my previous post about our toddler’s bedroom, you may remember that my sweet little girl had developed a habit of sleeping in her Ikea Circus Tent instead of her bed. We’ve made many a joke about how she’ll probably turn into a forty-year-old, unmarried woman who still sleeps in a tent on her floor. But, really, as long as she has been sleeping through the night we haven’t been too concerned about location!

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