A Great Reason To Smile: Preparing For Our Newborn Photo Shoot

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.   All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias Last week I shared two heavy, deep, and yet somewhat Debbie Downer posts with you here on the blog (one was about not being excited about being pregnant, and one was about postpartum depression.) As honest and true as these posts were, I want you to know that I still have a ton to be happy and smile about. Those dark days…

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I Was Tortured By Postpartum Depression

Hi there. Remember me? I’m that tall freckled mom who used to blog ALL the time about her life, her family, and her adorable little son – Itty Bitty (aka Rhys.) I kinda disappeared from the blog-o-sphere, and life to be honest, for a large part of 2014. I’ve barely blogged about my new pregnancy – baby due in May… Where did I go?  Well, I was still here. Still home, still living, and still performing my role in life.  Performing…

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Truth: I Wasn’t Happy To Find Out I Was Pregnant

My reaction to finding out I was pregnant is something I’m not necessarily proud of. I swore. A lot. I know, pregnancy is beautiful, and a miracle… But you see, I had finally convinced myself that pregnancy wasn’t really in the cards for me this year.  A mix of possible personal fertility issues, coupled with an incredibly stressful lineup of fall and winter events – made for a “un-pregnancy friendly” timing.  Some of you may remember my writing a blog…

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5 Simple Ways To Save Money While Pregnant – From Prepaid Plans and Carrying Cash

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #ChangingPrepaid #CollectiveBias I had a mini freakout session this week. Okay, actually a big huge ginormous freakout this week – over money. I decided I needed to start being extreme about saving money – I’m talking getting rid of my car, renting a bedroom to some random stranger no craigslist,  couponing to the extreme, and only using phones on prepaid plans. Why did…

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Toddler Valentine’s Day Mini Photo Session Ideas

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to decorating my house for the holidays. I’m even lazy when it comes to de-decorating for the holidays. I recently threw a Valentine’s Day heart up on my front door and felt accomplished. That is until I shut the door and looked square at my Christmas Tree which is still up in our living room.  Oh well. I made some effort! I’m hoping that one day the Pinterest mothering…

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Capturing Memories from Bump to Baby Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Similac® StrongMoms® for IZEA.  All opinions are 100% mine. It’s funny how being pregnant and then having a new baby in your household totally makes one’s life topsy turvy. Time flies by faster than the speed of light, and before you know it, you’re celebrating your child’s first birthday…or if you’re like me…possibly gearing up to have your next baby. During the difficult months of dealing with colic, I…

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The Top 3 Items For My Tax Return Money

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias As a dad, I am required to do a lot.  I’m ok with that, that’s what I signed up for.  Whether it’s paying the bills, putting up and taking down the christmas tree, fixing all things that need to be fixed, and  always being expected to have an answer to all of life’s mysteries, I’m always being pulled in one direction…

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Romantic Restaurants Across the United States

Want to find a great place to take your Valentine this holiday? Look no further! Members of Social Fabric have found places all across the United States that are romantic and perfect for a lovely date night! Just find your local area below and see what fabulous places it has to offer. You can make it a night to remember! #Dinner4Valentines    And, if you live in the Rhode Island area and are looking for a romantic place to have…

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