Fall baby bump fashion

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Pregnant with my daughter six years ago, I had so much fun wearing maternity clothes. But looking back on all the photos taken during my pregnancy, I'm left wondering why I didn't make better fashion choices. Yikes. This time around I'm determined to wear comfy clothes while looking adorable. My very first maternity fashion post has one of my new favorite Fall ensembles including items from my closet and a new top and sweater from DownEast Basics. Although maternity clothes are made Read More... {Read More...}

Lets talk about domestic violence – The Purple Purse movement

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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Domestic violence is all around us. One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. 25% of women will be involved in an abusive relationship. The other 75% probably know someone affected by domestic violence. Even more surprising, two-thirds of Americans believe domestic violence is a problem yet just 1 in 3 have ever talked about it. I Read More... {Read More...}

Family Fun with Free KidQ app

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Scholastic. My daughter asks me questions all day long. Sometimes it's about the weather, or animals, or street signs. Sometimes it's about why flowers smell good or how many different types of birds live in Arizona. Sometimes it's about silly things she overheard my husband and I say. We have always told her asking questions is how we learn. She has never been shy with her curiosity and we don't discourage her hundreds of daily questions. Read More... {Read More...}

Surviving cold and cough season: Dr. Cocoa’s chocolate flavored medicine for kids

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Dr. Cocoa and Scholastic. As cold and cough season are approaching, I'm already anticipating how my daughter will spend her sick days. When she's not feeling well she likes to cuddle up on the couch with her favorite lovey and watch favorite movies or educational programs about animals. She doesn't complain too much until it's time to take the medicine. From my experience most children's medicine doesn't taste very yummy. We have tried a Read More... {Read More...}

Plus one makes four, our baby news

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I'm so excited to finally share our family news. Extending our family is something  we have wanted for quite awhile and have quietly hoped our daughter would get to be a big sister. We are expecting a baby due April 2015 and my daughter couldn't be more excited. We saved the news and told our daughter after the first healthy ultrasound. She is absolutely intent on making sure I eat healthy and reminds me to take a vitamin every morning. I already have a little helper ready to be a Read More... {Read More...}

Fun with friends #PHXMomcation

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Every mom deserves a break. Whether you are working outside of your home, from home, or just being mom, motherhood is not easy. Last weekend I went on a little mommy break with close friends. I was home less than 24 hours later and felt completely refreshed. Our #PHXMomcation is just what I needed. We dined at the True Food Kitchen, stayed over at a Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort casita, then had breakfast at the resort's Rico's restaurant. Our casita at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Read More... {Read More...}