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Car Seat Safety

Sponsored Post. Three out of four car seats are not used or installed correctly. Joe and I recently attended our local fire departments car seat check. We thought we had our seat in correctly, but boy, were we wrong. We had our car seat connected to the latches, but the latches were too far apart…

If He’s Not Ready, I’m Not Ready

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. At this time yesterday, I was two hours into a three-hour drive on a field trip to Boston. I was sitting in a bus full of loud excited children, overtaken by rambunctious boys, many…

Hearth and Hand Preview

Ok, so by now you should all know that Fixer Upper is coming to an end. Super upsetting. I will missing Fixer Upper running constantly in my home, but something much better has come along. Magnolia. In. My. Home. “Celebrate the everyday with Hearth & Hand — created exclusively for Target in collaboration with Magnolia…

Love Changes

Joe and I thought about our future early and often. We had names picked out for our future children years ago. We talked about parenting while we were seniors in high school. We thought we knew it all and had it all planned. One thing I never planned, was for our love to change. I…

Free Printables: Children’s Book Quotes

Happy Friday! As I sit at home and deny the fact that I return to work at the end of the month, I like to search pinterest for free printables. They are perfect to print and frame, hang on a clipboard, or stick into the front of a binder. They look great in the home…

Pregnancy

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. -Lao Tzu   My pregnancy began like most. It started with excitement and a tinge of nerves. My husband and I were so happy to start a little family. I was lucky and didn’t have any morning sickness…

Fixer Upper Style Storage Under $50

“People say believe half of what you see, son and none of what you hear But I can’t help but be confused If it’s true, please tell me dear” – Marvin Gaye Have you all heard the rumor about Chip and Joanna Gaines leaving Fixer Upper? I did, and I believed it. I read…

5 Baby Products That Saved My Life and Home

One thing I dreaded most about making my baby registry was the eye sores of baby products. I worked so hard (well, I worked) to try to make our home look a certain way. I didn’t want to ruin our rooms with bright rain forest accents and circus animals. However, it turns out…

3 Things New Moms Should Know

  New Mom Advice: Stop the Advice! The parenting advice begins once you are pregnant. Everyone tells you how to raise your child before you even meet them. The advice is kind, good-natured, and incredibly annoying. My advice: smile, nod, and do your own thing. Don’t get me wrong, there is good…

Home Sweet Home

We are finally home. Everett is fantastic and living a regular baby life now. It is 10 a.m. and he is currently sleeping in his 3rd outfit of the day thanks to blowouts and spit up. His heart is beating and our hearts are full. I want to write about our experience because reading…