Thoughts on 30

It’s hard to believe that I am entering a new decade. But I think I am really excited about what my thirties will bring. My 20s were a rollercoaster. So much change and unknown’s. I really feel like I discovered who I was in my twenties, but also had to go through a lot of emotional experiences and big changes to get to where I am.

I am excited to enter this new season of my life and thought it would be fun to recap my twenties before closing that chapter and to share what I am most looking forward to as a 30-something.

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Monday Musings

It’s been awhile since I have shared my weekly update and that is because things have been a bit crazy around here! Between balancing work, celebrating my 30th birthday early to getting Ford ready for daycare, it’s been a whirlwind this last week. I am so excited to get back into a routine! Here are the five random things on my mind lately…from my favorite coffee mug to newborn essentials and more!

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6 Months with Ford

It feels so weird to say that. Part of me feels like he was just born, but I also feel like he’s been a part of my life forever. It’s weird how time flies when your family grows and how different everything is. I honestly struggle to remember what life was like without this sweet boy. I mean, I definitely miss the days of sleeping in, but overall can’t complain. He has changed my life for the better in so many ways. Here are a few updates on Ford.

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5 Tips to Grow a Personal Brand

I am FINALLY sharing a recap of my presentation from the KC Influence event earlier this month. It was so fun to connect with incredible women (and a few men) that are building creative careers in the world of social media, blogging, marketing, and more! I am hoping you find these tips helpful as you build, grow or launch your brand!

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Why You Need Business Cards

I have received so many questions about how I find time to run my marketing company, manage motherhood and this blog all at the same time. So, I thought I would spill some of my secrets on how I’ve built my brand and blog and the tips that have helped me balance it all. Business cards are such an important way to treat your blog like a business. I love these unique cards I found on Basic Invite (sponsored), a brand I truly love and recommend. Read for more tips!

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My Breastfeeding Journey

The one thing I wanted going into my pregnancy was to be able to breastfeed. I guess I always pictured it being such a beautiful part of the mother and baby journey. And it really is! What I didn’t realize was that it would be SO hard.  I don’t think anything could have prepared  me for learning how to breastfeed until my baby was here. I thought breastfeeding come naturally - it seems like it would be instinctual, and while part of the process is, it really is something that you and you baby have to learn, together. Here is my story and what worked for me...

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Monday Musings - 03

This week has been so off…Monday felt like a Sunday, so this week’s Monday Musings post is a bit late…whoops!

In other news, it’s still freezing cold in Kansas City and although stores are bringing out spring clothing, I am still bundling up in sweaters. Hopeful that this snow will melt soon because the cold, grey days seem to make everyone tired and a bit in a mood. Just me? Here are a few of the FAQ’s I received last week. I am sharing everything from my favorite nursery finds (under $50) to haircare products and when I find time to blog!

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Favorite Toys & Activities (3-6 Months)

Once Ford started to become active, right around 3.5 months, I knew I couldn’t just let him bounce in his MamaRoo anymore. I wanted to engage him with fun toys and activities to boost his development. I also think it’s much more fun to have things to do when I am at home with him, so that neither of us gets bored. Here are a few ideas I compiled and tested with the help of my amazing community!

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Transitioning to the Crib

I’ve talked to so many mamas about this and thought I would share my own experience in hopes of helping you (if you are struggling with sleep.) I want to preface that YOU are the mom and YOU have to do what is best for you and your little one. It’s so important to use your gut instinct to decide when it’s best to make the transition to the crib.

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Postpartum Health: Getting my smile back

One thing I did not prepare for during pregnancy was how much the hormones would affect my overall teeth and gum health. I’ve always had to take extra care of my teeth. It’s the one thing that hasn’t been easy for me, ever! I literally have to brush and floss more than the average person to keep them healthy. But I am excited to share how I’ve been improving my gum health and smile.

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5 Months with Ford

I have a 5-month-old…what?! How is that possible?

Ford is officially 5-months-old and this stage is oh so sweet. I can’t stop kissing his chunky cheeks and love seeing his little personality grow daily. I’ve said to before and will say it again, but the first 2-3 months were really hard for me, but this stage? I am loving it in so many ways. Here are a few updates on Ford.

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Monday Musings

I decided to start sharing some of the FAQ’s I have received over the previous week and will share a weekly roundup every Monday with the tips and ideas. I hope this will be helpful to YOU! I love receiving questions or requests for product links, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. From my favorite coffee drink order to baby tips, I will share a mix of topics! Hope this is helpful!

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