Postpartum Hair

From the title of this post you can probably guess what I’m about to talk about – that’s right, postpartum hair.

When I was pregnant with Calla, I was one of the lucky ones who glowed. It wasn’t the entire time, more like just at the very end, but it happened…and it was magical. I had never seen my skin so clear and springy, my nails so strong and perfect, and my hair so lush and and tame. But looking back, if I had the choice, I think I would choose no glow over glow. Why you ask? Because having the glow is AWESOME but losing it SUUUUCKS.

Postpartum is rough. You’re exhausted, eating whatever you can, and it shows! Then…you lose the glow…and when that happened I felt like I had aged 10 years! 😰 I look in the mirror and think, “exactly how much night time serum is gonna fix this?” In order for this post not to be a million words long I simply want to address the loss of hair glow because I have found a solution that has helped get some of it back.

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Shop Pink Blush

Hi lovelies!

It has been a busy few weeks and I am happy to be finding a scoshe of time to write you all a new blog post. If you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my new YouTube channel! I have tons of content posting weekly over there and I’d love to have you!

Today I’m going to be writing about one of my favorite women’s/mommy brands – PINK BLUSH! Thank you Pink Blush for collaborating with me on this blog post. If you are on social media on the regular you have probably already heard about and maybe shopped this awesome brand. So many ladies, specifically moms, wearing and loving their fab clothes! If you haven’t heard, Pink Blush is a women’s brand with an empahsis in maternity style. They also have amazing plus size styles.

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Is the DockATot worth it?

Hi hi everyone!

I received such a great response to my last “is it worth it?” post that I was thinking of making this a new blog series! Let me know what you think down in the comments & share what you’re interested in seeing whether or not it’s worth it next!

Today I wanted to give you the scoop on the popular, yet some may consider pricey, DockATot! We were gifted the DockATot deluxe from a family member at our baby shower. Our daughter slept in it from the first night home from the hospital until she grew out if it. We were just recently sent the next size up, the grand, from DockATot. Thank you, DockATot for collaborating with me on this blog post!

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Is the Owlet worth it?

Hey everyone!

This post has been long awaited. I remember a few months back I posted one of my very first blog posts and included the Owlet Smart Sock 2 in my 0-3 Month MUST HAVES. (Read that post here) I immediately received questions about the Owlet in particular. People wanted to know what my experience had been with it. I knew I had to write this post so that other mamas could know all of the details! I’m so excited to be collaborating with Owlet on this blog post to bring you my honest experience and opinion!

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Who is Santa? – GIVEAWAY

(Giveaway Closed)

He’s the jolly old soul who comes down your chimney early Christmas morning and leaves gifts under the tree. Or is he the weird old man who is always watching and breaking and entering? 😂

How did you decide as parents whether or not to tell your children about Santa?
Growing up, I knew Santa. I remember him as a happy guy who brought magic to Christmas. He had elves who worked year round to make toys for every girl and boy nationwide. He lived with Mrs. Claus at the North Pole where it was snowy year round and where we would mail our gift requests. He drove a shiny red sleigh with magical flying reindeer. Movies like The Santa Claus were classics and something we loved watching over and over. We left cookies for him Christmas Eve night. We would go to bed but could barely sleep from pure excitement. Christmas morning my brother and I would wake up easily 3+ hours earlier than normal, run to the living room and gasp at the amazingness that was our gifts. Santa always got credit for the best gifts. It was great!

I have such fond memories of those Christmas mornings. I am lucky enough to have a mom who still makes Christmas magical which definitely impacts why I still love this holiday as an adult. You’ll find me putting up our tree right after Halloween. I love spending extended time with friends and family, decorating my home with lights and everything glitter, of course the yummy food, and seeing everyone’s faces as they open gifts. Christmas time is so amazing.

In addition, I was raised in a religious home. I still depend largely on my relationship with God. It was known even at a young age that there was a reason for the season, that we were in fact celebrating Jesus’ birth. Gifts were a bonus. The time spent in service leading up to Christmas could be described as magical as well. Advent is still such a special time to me.
So where does Santa fit in all of this? Depending on your background, religion may not be a factor but there are countless other ones that are making parents second guess telling their children about Santa.

  1. There are Santas everywhere. How do you know which ones are good and which ones are in fact creepy?
  2. How do you combat spoiling your children with the constant expectation of gifts? How do you ensure they are thankful?
  3. What will your child think when they find out Santa isn’t real? Will they be upset that you lied?
  4. If you are religious, how do you keep the focus on the real reason for the season?

As a new mama, I might be a little bit overworried. 😏 Thankfully we are not quite to the point of deciding whether or not we will tell our daughter about Santa. We have a few years. But I’m hoping that maybe by the time its an appropriate topic I will have found a middle ground somewhere within all the Christmas madness – one that allows my daughter to experience the magic but be protected at the same time. I have such fond memories surrounding Christmas in general, including Santa, that I can’t imagine keeping any of that from my daughter.

Let me know, how did you guys decide on what to tell your kids about Santa? Anything you would do different?

If your child is of appropriate age and you’ve decided to tell them about Santa you must check out Certainly Santa! I love this book because not only does it allow for Santa talk but it also reminds us how important it is to be grateful and helpful. Curious? You’ll have to check their book out to read all the cuteness!

I have teamed up with Certainly Santa to do a GIVEAWAY for my IG subscribers. Check out my IG here to see how you can enter! If you don’t win the giveaway, my followers will still receive a 15% discount + FREE shipping if you order before 12/7/17. Discount will be listed on the IG post!

Hope everyone’s holiday season is filled with peace and joy.
Straight up sincerely,


Why I am not a Sharent

Hey everyone! Long time, little talk. I have been so busy creating over on my YouTube channel and spending time prepping for the holidays.  If you haven’t checked out my channel yet I will link it here for you!

Today I wanted to blog about something that is near and dear to me, while also avoiding offending anyone. I recently read an article on The Bump app about the term Sharenting. Basically it was described as the act of oversharing about your child/ren. I believe this applies mainly to social media but in my mind it would be all the time. Whether you’re sharing a story, photo, video, sound clip, whatever it may be, in person or online, have you ever asked yourself, “am I a sharent?”

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When you become a Mom, but your friends don’t

Who has friends?
All of you? Ok, great. 🙂

Now who can say they have ride-or-die friends?

Hopefully everyone can say they have at least one ride-or-die friend. Don’t know what that means? A ride-or-die friend is easily described as someone who has your back 24/7 no matter what. A friend like this is usually acquired after experiencing the ups and downs of life together. You may have known each other for 30 years or 3 days, doesn’t really matter. What matters is the trust and loyalty you have built together. A ride-or-die is an essential part of your dream team… and your relationship… But that’s another post for another day. Today’s blog post is on what happens to your friendships after you become a mother. Your friendships will change, some will be completely broken, and if you don’t know who your ride-or-dies are, you’ll find out!
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0-3 month MUST HAVES

Hi everyone! And Happy Fri-Yay! I’d love to start scheduling a post to be published every Friday so if you’re liking what you’re seeing then hit follow and mark your calendars!

Today’s blog post is about MUST HAVES for your baby 0-3 months old. My daughter recently turned 3 months old and, like I wrote in my post “3 things I wish I knew about becoming a Mom”, I feel like we are coming out of the thick of it. The first 3 months spent with your newborn are so hard! Our little one rarely slept and constantly nursed so let me tell you, we tried almost everything under the sun to help cope. Out of all the baby products we purchased I thought I’d share our favorites that actually helped. Products are linked!

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