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It’s A Girl! Welcome Baby B!

I am thrilled to announce the birth of our newest family member! It’s a girl! Our little angel Continue reading

Sneak Peek: 2015 California Trip

As I mentioned in Tuesday’s post, Traveling with a Toddler: The difference a Year Makes, we made a trip to see family in California in early June. We had the best time and came home with wonderful memories and full souls. Here’s a little sneak peek through some of our favorite images! Continue reading

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Traveling with a Toddler: The Difference a Year Makes

At the beginning of June we took an awesome trip to California. There were several special family events happening within the same week, so we decided to make the journey to attend.  Last year, after a couple of flights with N, I wrote about 10 Tips for Toddler Travel. When I recently looked back at this post, I couldn’t believe how much traveling with a toddler had changed in a year. So, I wanted to give some updates to how traveling with a 2 ½ year old was different than last year’s travel with an 1 ½ year old. Continue reading

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Are You Here For The Sex?

My heart is full of joy, my feet are full of fluid, and my brain is full of anticipation. This means we are still waiting patiently on the arrival of Baby B. Our guess date is still a couple of weeks away and the number one question we have been asked is, Continue reading

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We Love You Already: 2nd Pregnancy Maternity Photo Shoot

I am absolutely bursting with excitement! It has been terribly hard to wait for this maternity photo shoot reveal! As usual, our beloved Sommer with BOKA Images has given us photos that we not only adore but will cherish for a lifetime. Her idea to Continue reading

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DIY String Art Project & Tutorial

Have you seen string art on Pinterest, yet? Every now and then, I see an adorable string art image pop up and I find myself pinning it almost every time. Here’s what I love about string art:

  1. The colors and color schemes you can incorporate.
  2. How the imperfection of it is perfect.
  3. You seriously can’t mess this up! (I love being crafty, but I often struggle transitioning the idea in my head to real life and that frustrates me!)

I’m starting to think about ways to make N’s room more “toddlerish” and less “babyish” Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Heidi: Moms, Don’t Dis Direct Sales Just Yet

Meet Heidi

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We are so excited to introduce our dear friend, Heidi, to our beloved JBJ community today. As a wife, mom, sister and friend, she is many different things to many people. She is constantly going and pursuing her passions; something we love and admire about her. Because of this, we knew she would make an awesome guest blogger! We have been on her for a while to share some of her amazing stories. She is an entrepreneur at heart and has decided to talk about this passion in today’s post. Continue reading

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The New Birth Plan is My Birth Plan

My second baby’s “guess date” is drawing near and anticipation of our healthy VBAC delivery is growing! I am a true believer that birth isn’t just one day in someone’s life. It is so much more. I feel my first birth experience was laden with bullying, misinformation, and little respect for me, my body, my choices, my requests, or my baby. Because of this, I have given countless hours and many sleepless nights to planning my next birth. Continue reading

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On Becoming a New Mom and Handling a Crisis

I started this post when we launched our blog in January 2014. Every time I sat down to write, I could never find the right words and all of the emotions and uncertainty that came with the situation still felt raw. So, finally two and half years later, here it goes.

About four weeks after N was born, my mom, best friend, and biggest cheerleader, was diagnosed with Stage IV Follicular Lymphoma. I was completely shocked and overwhelmed with this diagnosis in so many ways, Continue reading