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9 Ways I Plan to Get My Life Together

Social media will have you convinced that some people really have the “perfect” life and have it all together. Let’s be honest, social media is just the highlight reel of our lives.  I’m the first to admit, I don’t have it all together.  I currently feel like I’m drowning.  I can’t seem to get a handle on my laundry, cleaning, my blog or my kids.  I know these are third world problems, but it’s not fun.  Just in case you already had the thought, no, I’m not depressed.  I’m truly happy.  I’m just have a constant feeling of what am I missing or supposed to be doing.  It’s keeping me up all night (along with a 12 month old).  Instead of continuing on in this state of chaos, I’ve decided to take control of my situation.  After having several conversations with other moms on and off the internets, I’m not the only one that feels this way.  I’m hoping that sharing how I plan to get my life together will help other women feeling the same way I do. small-27 Continue Reading

What’s In Peyton’s Travel Bag

This post is sponsored by Skeeter Nut Free. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Summer is coming to a close and if you’re like me, you’re trying to get in one last family trip. I just returned from our end of the summer trip. Packing can be a bit chaotic but the family memories are well worth the struggle. Now that Peyton is a big girl with frequent flyer status, she carries her on bag. While it‘s fresh on my brain I thought I would share what Peyton carries in her travel bag.

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Family Freeze Time

*This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I was a kid, the highlight of my summer days was when the ice cream truck would come by.  Soon as you heard that music playing it was like world stop.  I didn’t have any money to my name but I would still chase that ice cream truck down.  Somehow, I would always manage to come back with a popsicle.  I hate that my girls can’t have that same experience with the ice cream truck, even though I cringe at the thought of them chasing a truck in the street (the good ole days).  Ice cream trucks may not be around but that doesn’t mean we still can’t make summer memories.  Target is coming through with a great deal on ice cream truck favorites to help make new memories.
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6 Tips to Help Babies Beat the Summer Heat

This post is sponsored by Go & Grow by Similac®. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

When the radio stations start playing DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime,” you know it’s officially summer. This is the time of year when you’re supposed to spend your long summer days out soaking up the sun. But it’s just so hot, especially for babies. Next to not having her food ready when she wants it, being hot is one of Harper’s least favorite things. Of course, we could just spend the summer in the house with the A/C on, but that’s boring. I also have an active 5-year-old who thinks we should go to the pool daily. I thought I would share my tips on how we beat the summer heat and keep the baby happy.sim go grow 1 Continue Reading

Freezing Summer Moments

Summer just started and it feels like it’s flying by.  I know I keep talking about juggling two kids at home this summer but it can be rough.  I’m trying my best to finish up projects in my house, manage this blog and shuffle Peyton back and forth to her gymnastics practice (did I tell y’all she made the team?).  Our family doesn’t have much time to be in the “moment”.  What works for us is to cherish each family outing, whether big or small.  Something as simple as enjoying frozen drinks on a Sunday afternoon.  Packing our insta camera, the family headed to Jittery Joe’s at the Ritz to enjoy some Big Train beverages. frozen frames 3 Continue Reading