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Mom’s 5 Simple Tips To A Great Morning

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Mornings… Is there a worse word in the English language? I have never been a morning person, but when I think about it, I’m not a night owl either. So, what does that make me? A sleeper? Maybe so & I’m totally cool with that! However, since having kids, I no longer have the option of sleeping when I want to. They are now the dictators of my sleep schedule and so I have had to find creative ways to jumpstart my day that put me in a great mood (instead of LONGINGLY day dreaming of being back in bed…) I’m sharing with ya’ll today 5 simple tips to having a great morning!

My (Almost) 2 Year Old

As you make your way to the big T-W-O, I wanted to write down the first things that come to mind when I think about you – and trust me, I think about you a lot. As you get older and the days go on, I never want to forget these times. Although you won’t remember much (if any) of these very special two years we have had together, I will cherish them in my heart always. YOU made me a mommy, and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you for being my sunshine, & happy (almost) birthday to the greatest little kid I know.

Add A Size In A Snap

Kids clothing. It’s like this never ending cycle that sucks you in. Finding the cutest little outfits, get all the matching accessories, and then BAM… they grow 2 inches overnight and that $30 outfit has suddenly been worn twice… This brings you back to the beginning of the cycle. Am I the only one who is driven crazy by how quickly babies grow out of their onesies? Landon is 3 months now, and already has gone through his newborn clothing, his 0-3 month clothing, and now is into his regular 3 month sizes. We barely got to wear some of our favorite things before they were impossible to snap. I now have an amazing solution that I’m super excited to share with you!

#OneBigHappy Summer

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One of the most amazing things about becoming a mother has been the fact that every single moment, big or seemingly small, has suddenly become special. From the early mornings watching the sunrise and snuggling the boys to playing ball in the yard in the afternoon, there is never a dull moment anymore as a mommy! As a couple, my husband and I love to travel and explore, and this was something we wanted to instill into our children as well. This summer, we are on a mission to make every day an adventure.

An Evening By The Pool

Summertime and the living is easy! I love living in Florida, but it definitely is HOT, like close to 100 degrees with humidity through the roof and we haven’t even hit the hottest months yet. Luckily, my kids are water babies so that makes for great afternoons getting to cool down in the pool! In our backyard we have set Ryland up a baby pool, but don’t have a regular swimming pool of our own, so since my husband is out of town and we are eager to get out of the house for a little bit (mama, mostly 😉 ) we headed to Gi Gi’s place for a swim!

Letter To The Mom Who Does It All

Dear Mom That Does It All,

I know right now you’re thinking, “that’s not me” but it is. It’s you. I know that as the days go by and your to-do list never gets any shorter you may not think you’re truly accomplishing it all. But you are. I know that as you sit down at the end of the night after (finally!) getting the kids to bed and debating on whether to do the dishes or take a shower (or throw out all those ideas and get a few hours of rest) that you don’t feel like a supermom. But you are.

For The Love Of Babies

As I’m sure any mom can agree, we worry about our kids. We worry about if we are teaching them enough, if they are eating the best foods, if they are growing fast enough, and if we are surrounding them with only healthy, positive, and beneficial products and experiences. Sometimes in this world, however, it’s so hard to tell what’s good for them & often times we only realize something was wrong when it brings harm.

Landon’s Birth Story

Mr. Landon Fisher Panganiban joined us on March 13th at 12:17 am and it wasn’t without it’s eventful details. I have gotten a lot of questions about his birth, so I’ll give a run down for you here… Don’t worry, I’m sparing you the TMI details 😉 After getting to 41 weeks and 1 day pregnant (yes, you read that right) I was sick and tired of being pregnant in the most literal sense of the saying. HA! We got scheduled to be induced and off to the hospital we went bright and early.