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    Mocha Almond Protein Smoothie

    June 29, 2018

    ** Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure policy here ** They say that breastfeeding is supposed to help you lose the baby weight. Well, I’m here to tell you that that’s not always the case. While I was exclusively pumping for Charlie, I was starving. All. The. Time.…

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    “I Hate Being Your Mother!” (Postpartum Depression & Rage)

    June 21, 2018

    “I hate being your mother!” That’s what I said to her. My 3-year-old daughter stands in front of me. Silent. Stoic. I can see in her face that she wants to cry, but is fighting to hold it back. But I don’t want her to hold it back. I want her to cry. I want…

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  • 30 Non-Candy Piñata Filler Ideas

    June 18, 2018

    I have a toddler. And as I’m sure all you other toddler parents know (or remember), getting a toddler to eat is like pulling teeth. Oh the screaming and the crying! You’d think I was trying to torture her instead of keep her alive. And here, in our house, we have a rule that if…

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  • DIY Gem-Shaped Piñata

    June 14, 2018

    Growing up on the US/Mexico border, piñatas were always a birthday party staple. It didn’t matter what theme the party was or where the party was being held. There was always a piñata. And I loved it! The suspense of waiting for when it was time to bring it out. The fun of getting to…

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  • Summer Bucket List 2018

    June 1, 2018

    sum·mer buck·et list (noun informal): a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their the summer months, mostly involving lots of water, ice cream, and fireworks. Summer is just around the corner. And while my kid’s aren’t in school-aged yet, I still like to plan out some fun activities…

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  • CozyPhones {A Review}

    May 25, 2018

    I was gifted a pair of CozyPhones headphones for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and options are 100% my own. I’m not going to lie . . . when I was approached about reviewing these CozyPhones, I was more than a little excited. You see, we’re planning on taking the big girl to…

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  • 5 Ideas to Avoid Toy Overload {Guest Post}

    May 23, 2018

    Today’s post on avoiding toy clutter is written by Zowie Ashton, mother and author of various articles related to parenting. She loves her home to be cleaned and organized and knows how hard is to achieve this when you have children. As a mom, I understand the struggle of every fellow parent when it comes to…

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  • Super Simple Boxed Cake Mix Hack

    May 18, 2018

    I like to bake. In my family, my husband is the cook and I’m the baker. Usually it’s cookies, sometimes it’s brownies, occasionally cupcakes. But cakes? Those are rare. Usually only for the girls’ birthday parties, and with so much other party prep going on around then, baking a cake from scratch is the last…

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  • A Shimmer and Shine Birthday Party

    May 14, 2018

    My girls birthday’s are one day apart. You heard that right. Just one day separates Emma’s birthday from Charlie’s. Naturally, this means joint birthday parties for life! Fortunately for Emma, Charlie’s too young to have a party theme opinion, so when Emma requested a Shimmer and Shine party, I got to work dreaming and planning a…

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    8 Postpartum Essentials for Mom

    May 3, 2018

    This post was originally published November 19, 2017 at Tranquility by Hehe When I first found out I was pregnant with Emma, I immediately started researching all the “essentials” that my baby would need when I brought her home. Soft, muslin swaddle blankets. Vibrating rockers. Adorable onesies. But amongst the lists of baby essentials, there…

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