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8 Things I Learned In 8 Years Of Marriage

8 Things I Learned In 8 Years Of Marriage

Today is my eight year wedding anniversary, and I realized at the beginning of the summer that I’ve been coupled with my husband Bryan for 13 years. We fell in love in 2006, became engaged in 2009, and married in 2011. In the last few years, we experienced a crash course in adulting: we moved to three different states, became parents, bought and renovated our first house, and had two more children. It has been a period of enormous growth…

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Friday Finds

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This week brought us some exciting fashion news, I found not one but two pairs of perfect high waisted jeans, and a show I’ve been rooting for has proven it will not disappoint (no, its not Handmaids). Also, my daughter turned five months old and she has started yelling. She’s either imitating her brothers or letting us know she already wants to be heard. The Friday finds:…

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10 Things I Learned 5 Years Later

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I started this blog shortly before I turned 30, and to mark my milestone birthday, I wrote a list of mantras / Ten Things I Learned this past decade. Today I turn 35, and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what I wrote. I was so shocked that everything I wrote still resonates with me today, even though my life has changed dramatically in the last 5 years.…

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5 Things That Surprise Me About My Third Pregnancy

5 Things That Surprise Me About My Third Pregnancy

Now that I’m in my third trimester, I figured a pregnancy update was just about due. Yesterday, my mom and sister in law hosted the most beautiful sprinkle for me and my close friends and family. It was so perfect, and it made me finally believe that I am actually having a daughter in 10 weeks. To mark the occasion, here are 5 things that have surprised me about my third pregnancy.…

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5 Ways To Manage Stress

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Since today is national Stress Awareness Day, I’m sharing 5 ways I cope with stress. Stress is a normal part of life, but how we cope with and manage stress has a tremendous affect on not only our mental health but our physical health as well. In fact, during a very stressful period in my life, I was unable to conceive. After I was able to identify and manage the big stressors in my life, I became pregnant with my…

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20 Week Update + Giveaway

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Having just passed my twentieth week, I figured it might be time to give you guys a quick update on my second pregnancy. I’ve been so surprised that it is pretty different than my first. For starters, I am realizing what a luxury it was being pregnant last time with only work and my workouts contributing to my exhaustion because it is truly a different ballgame taking care of a toddler on top of it all now. Morning sickness has…

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One Year

My baby boy Bear Hunter turned one on July fourth! You can tell by the fact that I’m mentioning this three weeks after the fact that I am not that mom who sends out custom Christmas cards, though I sometimes wish I was. Even still, I wanted to find something thoughtful to surprise my husband on his first Father’s Day, just before our son’s first birthday. I also wanted to have something to share with friends and family on Bear’s…

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