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The Best Watch + Amazon Prime Day!

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. For my birthday this year, my husband surprised me with a weekend getaway to our favorite city; Chicago. We used to get there quite a bit before we had Cooper and before our weekends became jam packed with soccer, baseball, and bedtimes. So it was nice…

Growing Pains & Growing Up

Hey friends! So much craziness has been happening since the last time I posted fourteen years ago.. it’s hard to even know where to begin! Somewhere along the way since November I found myself {insert eye roll – even though it’s the truth}. If you’re a woman like me, you get it. It doesn’t need…

Thoughts on Holiday Cheer 

Growing up, this has always been my favorite time of year. As soon as Halloween ended, the domino effect kicked in for counting down the days until Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. So many holidays in such a short time. For me as a child, the holidays meant time at home with my family. We…

Flying Cockroaches and Pink Flamingos

Flying Cockroaches and Pink Flamingos

My husband and I just recently returned from a ten-day stay in the Caribbean; the island of Grenada, to be exact. That’s right, friends. Ten whole days of 100 degree weather, adult beverages, and second degree sunburns. I am happy to report that I did not suffer from one single mosquito bite, and can probably go…

The Ugly Truth: Battling with PPD

The Ugly Truth: Battling with PPD

After years of wishing for this moment, here I was, a new mom- again.  I imagined myself feeling an overwhelming sense of love; you know, like a moment from a movie. I imagined nursing my baby, latching perfectly and bonding uncontrollably.   This wasn’t the case.   I am a mother of two beautiful girls….

A Match(maker) Made in Iowa

Did you know today is National Matchmaker Day? To all the men and women who dedicate their lives to finding loves for others, I salute you. The game of love can be a challenging pursuit. My husband and I have been lucky enough to be blessed with our very own matchmaker, and we didn’t even…

Comparison Shmarison

Comparison Shmarison

I’m currently reading the book You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I’m not very far into it, page 63 to be exact. But she made a bold statement that really stood out to me as I was reading it. It’s in the chapter about realizing how great you really are and figuring out all…

Why I Kiss My Son On The Lips

Mother and Son

There’s a new form of mom-shaming taking place, and it’s taking our social media outlets by storm. Victoria Beckham was just criticized for posting a photo on Instagram in which she’s wishing her daughter a happy birthday. The picture depicts Beckham and her 5-year-old daughter sharing a quick peck on the lips. Social media was…

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