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Kansas City Fall Bucket List

Kansas City Fall Bucket List

I function well with lists: to-do lists, check lists, alphabetically ordered inventory lists..it’s just my thing. Derik and I try to make lists to help remind us to not get sucked into the business of life and actually enjoy things. We have a travel list, […]

Mowgli | Five Months

Mowgli | Five Months

How on Earth has it already been five whole months?! I seriously feel like it was just last week that we were coming home from the hospital with our smallest newest family member. This month we’ve seen so many changes. Mowgli is finally wearing size […]

Things You Shouldn’t Say to a First Time Mom

Things You Shouldn’t Say to a First Time Mom

When you’re pregnant, everyone wants to put in their two cents. When your baby comes? It’s more like people wanting to put in their two DOLLARS. For a first time mom it can be overwhelming and make you feel as if everyone is assuming you’re […]

Mowgli | Four Months

Mowgli | Four Months

Our crazy boy is four months old! He has grown so much this month and seems to be changing so fast. Watching him grow and seeing his personality develop is a lot of fun. He loves to stand up on mommy’s lap and will smile […]

How to Cope with Going Back to Work

How to Cope with Going Back to Work

Going back to work is something a lot of mommas struggle with, but it was extremely hard for me. In college I don’t think I ever had a clear picture of what I wanted to do. People would ask me and I would say something […]

Surviving a Road Trip with an Infant

Surviving a Road Trip with an Infant

We recently went on our first family road trip to Colorado! It was about a 10 hour drive. I know what you’re thinking, “Ten hours in the car with a three month old? No thanks!” But actually it wasn’t that bad!! Here’s how we survived that […]

Mowgli | Three Months

Mowgli | Three Months

Three whole months with our little man! We have loved being Mowgli’s parents and are so excited to see where this adventure takes us. He is getting much better at holding his head up, he only looks like a bobble head doll *sometimes*. He is […]

How to Sleep Train Your Newborn

How to Sleep Train Your Newborn

Mowgli has been a pretty easy baby for us! He hasn’t been colic-y, he eats well and most importantly he sleeps well!! We may have just gotten lucky and had a good baby, but I can’t discount the fact that we have done so much […]

How to Avoid Postpartum Hair Loss

How to Avoid Postpartum Hair Loss

There are so many things to look forward to after your little one is born…the snuggles, the cooing, holding those little fingers, every tiny movement and noise and watching them change…it’s magical. What isn’t magical? Postpartum hair loss. People talk a lot about the exciting […]

Must Have Baby Products for New Moms

Must Have Baby Products for New Moms

As a first time mom, I honestly wasn’t sure what I would actually need for my newborn. Today’s baby product market is extremely overwhelming…from wipe warmers to snot suckers…I was lost. My motto was “when in doubt, register for everything!”. So that’s what I did! […]