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Elise’s Tiffany Blue Nursery

Feb 22, 2013

When Angela found out she would be having a little girl, she wanted to put together a delicate and beautiful nursery. She chose to use the colors Tiffany blue and pink with white furniture, and I think it turned out beautifully! One of my favorite elements of Elise’s adorable nursery is the dresser her mama bought off of Craigslist and refinished… it is...

Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes

Feb 21, 2013

While Cari H., our boys and I were visiting a fellow mama and her two boys a couple of weeks ago, she made us carrot and zucchini pancakes for breakfast one morning. She said her oldest son devours them (he’s the same age as N and a few months younger than TJ). Admittedly we were skeptical, imagining our veggie-averting boys picking out any pieces that...

Real Review: Baby Trend Monkey Play Yard

Feb 20, 2013

We got the Baby Trend Monkey Around Play Yard as a gift at my baby shower. I used it for my daughter from the time she was born until she was about 21 months old. This play yard has a bassinet insert for your newborn, a flip away changing table, a wind-up mobile and a storage tote that hangs off the side for diapers and wipes. When my daughter was first born,...

Real Mama: Leslie G

Feb 18, 2013

Tell us a little about yourself… My name is Leslie and I’m 24 years old. I married the love of my life, Rusty, in January 2010, and gave birth to our son Gavin in January 2012. I work full time as a dispatcher for an electric company. I enjoy reading, yoga and spending time outdoors with my family. Where is home? Home is a small town in North Florida....

Real Birth: Evie’s Entrance into Our World

Feb 17, 2013

Type of Birth: Vaginal Delivery Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician My pregnancy with daughter number three was far from a breeze. I dealt with symphasis pubis dysfunction and gall bladder attacks all throughout my third trimester. Needless to say, with the pain I was in, on top of being a full-time student and a mom to a very busy toddler and...