The Baby Advice You Never Knew You Needed

I’ve had a few slightly awkward run-ins with strangers lately and it got me thinking about all the unsolicited advice and strong-worded warnings I got, both while I was pregnant and now. One of my best friends is due in February and I can’t stop fixating on the fact that people are going to start […]

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Camping at Wishon Village

At the beginning of August, we took our first camping trip since Riv was born. Before you get too impressed, I should probably disclose that we were in an air conditioned trailer with a full kitchen and bathroom. And the other family we went with cooked all of the meals. And my sister also came […]

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Three Months

Three months and things just keep getting more fun! On one hand, it’s crazy to think we’ve been our own little family for this long, but on the other hand, it feels like it’s always been this way. You know when you have a new normal and you almost can’t even remember what things were […]

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Newborn Essentials

I shared the super TMI post about what I loved having on hand for my recovery when I got home from the hospital, but I’ve also been thinking about all the actual baby stuff we use on a daily basis. As a first-time mom, I was asking friends and stalking the internet trying to figure […]

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Summer Bucket List

I’m still not entirely sure how it happened, but summer is already halfway over. Ugh. Insert all the dramatic crying face emojis here. Unlike my husband, who longs for fall and cooler temps, I could do summer year-round and be completely content. Give me all the long days and perfect beach weather, please and thank […]

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Sleeping Like a Baby – Pt. 2

I don’t even know if you can call what we’re doing “sleep training,” but I guess we’ll use it for lack of a better term. I wanted to write out what we’ve been doing for posterity’s sake and in hopes of looking back on this roller coaster of time with a smile. And probably an […]

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Sleeping Like a Baby – Pt. 1

As I mentioned on Instagram, we started transitioning River to his own room and crib this past week. For the last two months, he’s been sleeping in his Rock ‘n Play beside our bed, but we felt like it was time to switch things up. We didn’t want him to get too used to the feeling […]

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Two Months

Round two of #raisingriv comin’ in hot! The first month was incredible and chock full of ropes-learning, BUT month two has been next level. He’s observing so many things, making the cutest noises on the planet, and sleeping a lottt. Well, at night anyway. I freaking love this kid. YOU: Weighing over 11 lbs. First […]

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Mom Bod Staples

After having River, I quickly realized my wardrobe was going to look a bit different. Gone are the days of fitted dresses, inflexible straps, lace-up backs, and pretty much anything that requires you to go braless. This is one of those things I couldn’t believe no one ever told me about! Dressing for breastfeeding is […]

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Packing Your Hospital Bag

As a first-time mom, I’m definitely no expert when it comes to baby stuff, BUT I’d like to think I can make some solid suggestions. After hanging out with one of my pregnant besties, I realized I never blogged about packing a hospital bag. I remember reading a million different variations of what to bring […]

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