Five Weeks as a Family of Five


Five Weeks as a Family of Five We are all alive and well. Well, except for the constant running noses that we just can’t seem to shake. Tis the season for all the germs. Initially we had a constant flow of family staying with us after the arrival of Anthony due to my first c-section […]

Prenatal Testing: What Is It, and Who Needs It

Prenatal Testing: What Is It, and Who Needs It Disclosure: This is a featured post. Pregnancy can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful – especially if you have reason to be concerned about the baby’s health. For example, women over 35 carry increased risk of having babies with chromosome abnormalities. They […]

Baby Boy is Here! Meet Anthony!


Baby Boy is Here! Meet Anthony! Anthony was born at 39 weeks 1 day a week ago Friday morning via c-section. It wasn’t my plan after having two mom surgical births but we had to make a last minute decision for the safety of him. After my routine weekly visit to the doctor on Wednesday, […]

Getting Closer // Baby Number Three

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Getting Closer // Baby Number Three Holy crap! Time slows down, waits, for no one. We are into the single digit countdown here. Just seven weeks until we are a family of five! I am going to the doctor every week now. I was there just this past Monday for my first of many, non-stress-tests. […]

Baby Boy Room Inspiration // Nautical

Baby Boy Room Inspiration // Nautical I’m excited! After decorating two girl rooms, I get to design a boy room! We have a lot of pinks and purples so I am not even hesitating to use the color blue, which is probably my second favorite color. Blue reminds me of the ocean. I grew up […]

Natural Teething Remedies

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Natural Teething Remedies Val is so close to turning one year old. She has two bottom teeth and the two front top teeth have just broken through. Today, today was pretty wicked. Teething sucks for the baby and for the rest of the household. One day your little one is smiley and happy and the […]

Valentina’s Baptism


Valentina’s Baptism Val is just a week shy of 11 months young. For our family traditions, this is considered late for a baptism. Traditionally, we baptize the kids at three months. Val was born in late June of 2013, we had moved into our new house only two weeks earlier, to say the next few […]

Mustela // Our Favorite Brand of Skincare!


Mustela // Our Favorite Brand of Skincare! Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mustela. I received product samples to facilitate to my review and to thank me for participating. As a mom of two young girls, caring for them is my most important job. It wasn’t until I was […]

Must Have Baby Items {Second Born}

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Must Have Baby Items {Second Born} Now that I’m a mom of two, I feel like I have such a better sense about what a person really needs for a baby. With my first born, I had a huge baby shower and registered at a few places for a ton of stuff that I thought […]

Wordless Wednesday // Snuggle

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Wordless Wednesday // Snuggle Most days it hard to soak up some serious baby snuggles. Val is becoming very curious and she likes to move it. Combine that with the constant activity of her older sister and snuggle time is short but sweet. Today, while G was at preschool, I enjoyed a loooooong snuggle with […]

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