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    Bennett’s Birth Story + Hospital Tips

    I’m finally sharing all the events leading up to and after Bennett’s arrival in today’s birth story post. Labor was essentially the craziest thing I’ve ever in my life been a part of! The entire hospital stay kind of feels like a dream now three weeks later, so I’m going into detail about exactly how it all happened. As a first-time mom, there are going to be a lot of things you aren’t prepared for, so I’m also sharing some tips at the end of the post. And in case you missed ANY of my posts prior to this one, I’ll list them below for even more pregnancy advice:

    What I packed in my hospital bag for a full list of items

    What to know about the third trimester leading up to labor

    Dealing with hormonal pregnancy breakouts


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    Bennett's Birth Story | Hospital Tips for New Moms


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    Blog Q&A | How to Find Your Tribe as a Blogger

    In a previous Blog Q&A post, I addressed how to handle any negative energy you may inevitably come across as an online content creator. Today, I wanted to focus on the opposite end of that – community because it’s the most satisfying part of being a blogger. From loyal followers to other blogger babes, I have met so many people have become great friends of mine. It’s part of the fuel that keeps me in this business. So how exactly does one build a deeply engaged and authentic following with existing followers, new readers, and fellow bloggers? Let me share how I managed to do so by prioritizing community over competition.


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    Third Trimester Advice For New Moms

    The third trimester – by far the most challenging one of my pregnancy! Fatigue, swelling, back aches, reflux… not to mention the influx of advice and questions from family and friends. It’s a bittersweet time of feeling ready for pregnancy to be over but also being completely terrified of it being over at the same time. So how do you get through the homestretch? I’m sharing three tips for new moms in today’s post with my third trimester advice. I’d love to hear from you if you have suggestions or additional advice – or if you found this post helpful in some way!

    Ps. It’s a little bit of a longer blog post for me. So curl up with some chamomile tea, a bottle of XL smoothie Tums and your comfiest pajamas or loungwear (sharing my Soma favorites below) to read the full post and cruise through your last few weeks of pregnancy!


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    5 Spring Outfits Ideas | Everything Under $40!

    Not being able to leave the house for almost two weeks means I’ve had a lot of time to online shop! Usually not great news for my bank account… until I found all these SERIOUSLY cute outfit pieces in today’s post. Every single item is under $40 – with most under $20 and $30. Every single item, y’all. And I think you’ll be really surprised to see where I found them… Scroll down for five spring outfit ideas with every piece under $40!

    I’ve always gotten a thrill out of a good deal, so take a look and let me know what you think! Do you like seeing these budget-friendly collage posts?!


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    PS. Don’t miss my Spring Outfits Under $75 post here!

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    Thank You Gifts for All the Moms in Your Life

    This post has been sponsored by PAPYRUS® Recycled Paper Greetings. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    Now that I’m a mom myself, I’m realizing that there’s so much more to motherhood than I ever imagined. And while I can turn to Google for all the uncertainties that arise, nothing beats the advice of my mama friends! It’s thanks to them (and some of you) that I felt super prepared for this new adventure. I started thinking about ways to express my gratitude for all generous advice I’ve received after I saw the PAPYRUS® Greeting Cards at Albertsons recently. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it was the perfect opportunity to grab some Papyrus Mother’s Day cards as a part of special thank you gifts. If you have mom figures you’ve been wanting to thank, scroll on for some ideas on how you can use Papyrus Mother’s Day cards to show them how grateful you are.


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