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Mother’s Day: Grab The Freebie

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Motherhood Monday

As we are all slowly phasing out of quarantine life and celebrating the women who have kept things going, I wanted to share a guide I created for you. I want this to inspire you and increase the joy that comes with raising children. It is a miracle we get to partake in each day. […]

Mother’s Day: Grab The Freebie

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Motherhood Monday

As we are all slowly phasing out of quarantine life and celebrating the women who have kept things going, I wanted to share a guide I created for you. I want this to inspire you and increase the joy that comes with raising children. It is a miracle we get to partake in each day. […]

A Screaming Toddler and the COVID-19

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Personal

After a week full of mixed emotions about the virus and two girls with a cold, I’ve had moments to reflect.Well, I’ve forced myself to reflect.I practice mindfulness. This is something I’ve been intentional about in my life but more specifically in parenting since reading Shauna Shapiro’s book, Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting […]

A Screaming Toddler and the COVID-19

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Personal

After a week full of mixed emotions about the virus and two girls with a cold, I’ve had moments to reflect.Well, I’ve forced myself to reflect.I practice mindfulness. This is something I’ve been intentional about in my life but more specifically in parenting since reading Shauna Shapiro’s book, Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting […]

Mornings with Intention

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Motherhood Monday

Last month I read a book that brought new depths to my role as a mother. In my research to incorporate more of Charlotte Mason’s theory of education (I’m already a fan of Montesorri & Waldorf), I came across the idea of a Morning Basket. A Morning Basket is a collection of books and specific […]

Mornings with Intention

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Motherhood Monday

Last month I read a book that brought new depths to my role as a mother. In my research to incorporate more of Charlotte Mason’s theory of education (I’m already a fan of Montesorri & Waldorf), I came across the idea of a Morning Basket. A Morning Basket is a collection of books and specific […]

How I’m preparing for our second baby | Motherhood Monday

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You’ve probably been following my motherhood journey for the last 3 years. If not, here’s an update: I’m pregnant again. I’m due in September and I’m very excited about this because I now know what to expect. I learned a lot going through it the first time and I wanted to share what I’m doing […]

How I’m preparing for our second baby | Motherhood Monday

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Personal

You’ve probably been following my motherhood journey for the last 3 years. If not, here’s an update: I’m pregnant again. I’m due in September and I’m very excited about this because I now know what to expect. I learned a lot going through it the first time and I wanted to share what I’m doing […]

10 Joys about being a Mom | Motherhood Monday

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Motherhood Monday

Last week’s post got a little push back and a whole lot of love. I’m okay with that. That means it made you feel something; it opened up some good conversation and it became a bridge to talk to women in my life who aren’t mothers yet. I loved every minute of it. So for […]

10 Joys about being a Mom | Motherhood Monday

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Motherhood Monday

Last week’s post got a little push back and a whole lot of love. I’m okay with that. That means it made you feel something; it opened up some good conversation and it became a bridge to talk to women in my life who aren’t mothers yet. I loved every minute of it. So for […]

6 things motherhood has ruined for me | Motherhood Monday

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Motherhood Monday

I’m not afraid to admit that motherhood has ruined me. It has brought out the absolute worst—I used to be so awesome, on top of the world. And now, here I am, being honest about the things that have forever changed. I’ve been really good at various things, usually I can pick up a hobby […]

6 things motherhood has ruined for me | Motherhood Monday

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Motherhood Monday

I’m not afraid to admit that motherhood has ruined me. It has brought out the absolute worst—I used to be so awesome, on top of the world. And now, here I am, being honest about the things that have forever changed. I’ve been really good at various things, usually I can pick up a hobby […]

Beach Babe + Kindness | Motherhood Mondays

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Motherhood Monday

Alana is my beach babe. At 6 months she is very interactive with her surroundings. Louis and i grew up at the beach, there’s numerous frames filled with disposable camera shots captured with sandy toes and saltwater hair. We wanted Alana’s first time at the shore to be memorable. I captured a few snippets here […]

Beach Babe + Kindness | Motherhood Mondays

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Motherhood Monday

Alana is my beach babe. At 6 months she is very interactive with her surroundings. Louis and i grew up at the beach, there’s numerous frames filled with disposable camera shots captured with sandy toes and saltwater hair. We wanted Alana’s first time at the shore to be memorable. I captured a few snippets here […]

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