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Tips for a better morning and evening

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I know I don’t have to tell you, but being a mom is hard work.  By the end of each day I am absolutely exhausted and can’t wait to settle down and have some time for myself.  That is of course after the kitchen gets cleaned, the laundry gets folded and everything gets prepped for the following day 🙂

Until about 4 months ago I spent most of my days fighting exhaustion and rocking pj’s all day until I was forced to get dressed.  I knew that I had to make some changes in order to be a better mom and have the energy I needed to keep up with the kiddos.  Since making a few small changes, I have felt so much better and look forward to each morning.  Here are some of the changes I have made and I hope some of these will help you enjoy your days too!

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Baptizing the Babes

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My husband and I took the kiddos to my hometown of Destin, Florida last month to baptize our little boy and little girl.  Due to my little girl’s heart surgeries, we were unable to baptize her shortly after her birth and ended up waiting so that we could baptize both of the babies at the same time.  It was an absolute wonderful day filled with great friends and family all in one place.

Little B was super sassy and a little overwhelmed with all of her favorite people in one place so her sassiness was on overdrive.  I was so nervous that our photographer was not going to be able to get any good shots because B was crying 90% of the event.  I was SO happy when I saw her images.  If you are ever in the Destin/30a area, you have to find Susi Photography and have her photograph your family.  She is amazing and I can’t wait to use her again when B is fully napped and fed 🙂

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My Favorite Children’s Products

One of the first things I did after finding out that I was pregnant was start to look for better options for children when it came to health and hygiene.  I knew I wanted to make better choices for my children and I knew that they had to be out there.  Now that our oldest is almost 2, I feel like we have tried a ton of different products and I wanted to share some of our favorites.  Of course everyone is different but these have been wonderful for our needs.  Most of what we use skews natural/organic and we have found that they work just as well, if not better, than what we were using prior to kiddos. I would love to hear some of what has worked best for you and your family!

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Diapers // Lotion // Wipes // Body Wash // Diaper Rash Cream // Healing Balm

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Tnee’s Tpees is the bee’s knees

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When we realized that we would have enough room in our new house for a designated playroom, I knew immediately that I wanted to include a teepee for the kiddos.  After lots of searching online (and the amazing power of Instagram), I found the most wonderful company! Tnee’s Tpees is a fabulous family-run company based out of Utah that hand makes all of their teepees.  They employ stay-at-home moms and the quality is fantastic! Their website offers tons of color combinations and different color options.  If you don’t find one that is exactly what you are looking for, you literally can have them custom make almost any teepee that you like (and they even offer personalization).  I knew I wanted a gray and white striped teepee and Courtney (amazing and super helpful) was able to help me design the perfect fit for our new space.

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