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National Adoption Month: Finding You & Giveaway

Hey, birth-mom! I’m looking for you. I want to find you. I’ve written several posts throughout the last few years, regarding my adoption and emotions around the issue. I’ve talked about the statistics and what I want people to know about being adopted. A year ago, I received my DNA results. I found out what […]

1 Dec 2017

Mom Life

To my toddler: I love you. I’m proud of you.

To my toddler, things are busy: You are busy. My mind is busy. We are both doing our best. I may tell you “no” or “please make the right decision” all too often, but what I do know is that when I look at you, I feel an immense amount of love. It surpasses the […]

31 Oct 2017

Mom Life

Passholder Secrets: Rock Your Disney Trip [Even with a Toddler]

I grew up with a Disneyland pass for the majority of my childhood. I learned a lot in those years. Here are my top Disneyland pass holder secrets. Let’s kick it. 1. Skip the traditional entrance and security lines. So this lil’ tip requires you going through Downtown Disney. If the security lines are awful, enter […]

1 Aug 2017

Beauty

Easy DIY Flower Crown

When I decided to pull the trigger on family pictures, I knew that I wanted to make a flower crown. I texted my bestie, Cookie Curator, to bounce the idea off of her and also hear what suggestions she had after making hers for her own family pictures. She pointed me in the right direction […]

13 Jul 2017

Modest Style

L.A., You Bring Me Life: U2, Lumineers, & a Concert Outfit

I love Los Angeles. I love breathing in the smog, the small shops, and mid-century homes. I love the heat beating down on my back and the diversity—gosh, the diversity. I’ve lived in all ranges of communities: Idaho was more-or-less all Caucasian; South Orange County was Caucasian, Asian, and Latino; but, oh, Los Angeles has […]

28 Jun 2017

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Sedona Travel Guide | Where to Eat, Play, & Stay

Now to start, I’ll say that we only really had thirty-six hours in Sedona. We wanted to get a feel for what the city had to offer, and it certainly did not disappoint. Sedona is perfect for a weekend getaway. It’s actually pretty romantic (and I don’t think I feel that way only because Oliver […]

12 Jun 2017

Mom Life

My Story of PPD: Maternal Depression Awareness Month

May marks the start of Maternal Depression Awareness Month. The Maternal Depression Awareness Month is an awareness campaign that is extremely close to my heart. My Story After having my baby, I lost control of my mental health. My depression came back with a vengeance on top of the severe anemia that I was already […]

1 May 2017

Beauty

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Nudes Swatch & Review

Nude lips are a huge trend, and it looks like this trend is going to stick. If you don’t have the right formula of lipstick, your lips can look dry and sloppy. That’s exactly why you should give Soap & Glory Mother Pucker Nudes a chance. Sexy Mother Pucker Swatch on Olive Skin The entire […]

27 Apr 2017