Yes, I’m still breastfeeding

While this year’s World Breast Feeding Week has come to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the last 4 years I’ve spent as a mother. Breastfeeding has been such a huge part of that. I started breastfeeding in June 2013 when our first baby was born. The bond was incredible and while it wasn’t always the easiest journey (more about that here & here), our breastfeeding relationship lasted 26 months just in time […]

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The Importance at Learning at Your Own Pace {Love to Swim School}

As parents, we want our children to shine. It’s just a thing. If you say that you don’t care, you’re probably not being honest with yourself, but it comes down to us wanting our kids to feel successful and often times we put too much pressure on them to become so. I am so pleased that Love to Swim School encourages kids to grow in their own time. You don’t have ANY pressure to move […]

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The Importance of Swim Lessons with Love To Swim School 

*We received these swim lessons in exchange for our honest review. Our support of Love To Swim School is all our own. See the first piece in my swim series!* Why is it important to take swim lessons?  I suppose the answer to that is fairly simple; to not drown.  But there’s a lot more to it than that. For us, it’s about our son learning to listen well & cooperate in a group.  It’s about […]

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We Love To Swim!

*We received this amazing opportunity for the kids to attend Love To Swim School in exchange for our honest review of their classes. As always all opinions are my own.* We love to swim!  Pretty much on a daily basis, our son asks us to go back to the beach. I’m not kidding, he loves it that much. He was just learning how to swim last October, but without a pool at home, he doesn’t […]

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Moms Should Wax — Here’s Why [Spoiler: It saves time!]

Yay — it’s the first day of Spring! There’s a buzz in the air, warm weather is here, it’s almost time for swimming and shorts and cute chunky wedges….and shaving. Bleh. Shaving is the bane of my existence. I don’t care how incredibly (cough,expensive,cough) rated the razor is or what products I use with it, before it or after, I always end up with razor burn. It’s the curse of sensitive skin, I think.  This […]

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Being Intentional as a Mom

A fellow #satxblogger & local entrepreneur said  something on Instagram recently that really resonated with me about how she chose a word to guide her in 2017. That word is intentional. I loved the idea of having a focus for life in general, and while I have yet to figure out my own word, I definitely borrowed Christina’s (The Social Butterfly Gal) when dealing with my toddler this week.  It was a pretty typical day as […]

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Tree of Life Breastfeeding Photos (The Booby Monster Series) 

For those of you who have been following me for years now (Thank you a million times over!!), you know my original logo was a tree created by my extremely talented & just all-around wonderful husband.  When I saw all these beautiful tree of life breastfeeding pictures with the roots from mom’s breast to the leaves on baby, I could not resist using this incredible image that my friend Kaitlyn (Kaityln Scruggs Photography) captured for […]

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Tis the Season to Shop Small (SATX Edition)

“Wow! Are we excited about this!”  No, not the Gilmore Girls revival— I mean that too– but the opportunity to shop small this Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, & Cyber Monday! Even more, these small businesses got started and are owned and operated right here in my hometown (San Antonio, TX)! Baybee Boutique Home to beautiful silicone and wood teething jewelry, Baybee Boutique has a perfect gift for expectant mamas, new mamas, and even grandmamas! I now own […]

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MOD Pizza Comes to #SATX 

Attention San Antonio: There’s a new pizza place in Stone Oak and it’s about to be your favorite pizza place to eat! How do I know? Because it’s my new favorite place! Yes, me. In all my dairy-free, food allergy glory. Why? Because MOD Pizza creates and serves individual artisan pizzas, so everyone leaves satisfied.  Yesterday, we went out to the Grand Opening of MOD Pizza at Stone Oak where we got to eat pizza […]

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Capturing Your Family Moments ((Samantha Sloan Photography Review))

We have never had family pictures done by a professional until just this past weekend. Instead, I have always set up my Nikon and attempted to do it all myself. It was easier when we just had one kid to contend with, but so much harder now with two. Let’s just say my attempts had varied results. That’s why when Samantha reached out to me, I was thrilled for the opportunity to have a professional […]

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Nano-Roasters: A Little Love Makes a Big Difference ((Bright Coffee Roasters Review)) 

*I received these products free for review. All opinions expressed are my own.* If you read my blog, it’s no secret that besides my family, obviously, my two favorite things are coffee and small business. So, it will come as no surprise that when the opportunity presented itself for me to review local nano-roasters coffee beans, I was on board! Dan and Tara own and run Bright Coffee Roasters. They’re freakin awesome, super down to […]

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Buzzy Bee Wooden Teether ((Review)) #baybeeboutique 

*I received this product at a discount for review. All opinions expressed are my own.*  We all want the best for our babies and when picking out teethers and toys that is no different. While everyone places their own value on what’s most important, my criteria is as follows: 1. Non-toxic.  If baby is putting it in their mouth, there better not be any chemicals. And let’s be honest, baby puts pretty much everything in […]

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