Author Archives: Jill

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So You Want To Be A Blogger? Here’s How To Get Rich

You tell me you think you want to start blogging, and I’m really excited for you! Blogging can make you rich, it’s true. IView full post »

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How To Fold A Fitted Sheet… kinda

I know I’m really bad about coming up with big ideas and then not following through. Trust. I know. These things eat away at me. IView full post »

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Stitch Fix, Fix My Sad Closet

Last year I got an invite to a fashion blogger thing in L.A. I laughed from inside the warmth of my hoodie, and pushed my greasy hair backView full post »

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40 Weeks 5 Days Pregnant Is A Lot Of Pregnant {contributor}

Today I share with you this very profound piece of writing by my friend, AND NEW CONTRIBUTOR (YAY! Ya’ll will love her!), Suzanne.View full post »

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Launching My YouTube Channel with the Help of bumGenius

Yesterday I unveiled the shiny new blog design, and now I show you what’s up my other sleeve. A fancy new YouTube channel! You canView full post »

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Open House- Welcome To My New Space

On the first day of this year, I decided I would make things happen in 2014. Leyna had her arm in a splint after breaking it the dayView full post »

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We Are All Here

So, so many of you reached out, commented on, and shared this story of motherhood, loss, appreciation, and immense love when I posted it inView full post »

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Stop It, Summer

I got a catalog selling “Back To School” clothes and backpacks yesterday. And then I went to Target and scored 70% off a newView full post »

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Rendi Story Boards- A Photo Solution & Giveaway

My oldest child is only 6 years old, but technology has changed so much since he was born. The majority of the photos I took of him as aView full post »

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Some Crib Mattresses Make Better Trampolines

As much as I try to stick to daytime working hours the days all 3 kids are in their summer program, nighttime work is inevitable manyView full post »

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Judgement Doesn’t Make You Fail-Proof – On Babies Left In Hot Cars

Every year, every. single. summer. my heart aches a deep, sharp, searing pain for the children who are lost to a tragic accident that takesView full post »

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The Excessive, Ridiculous Bunk Bed

When we decided to put the boys together in Kendall’s room (versus selling this house, buying a new one and trying not to getView full post »

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Rice Cooker (Pan)cake- I Went There

If you live in the internet as much as I do, there’s a good chance you’ve seen someone rave/rant about this revolutionary(?)View full post »

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On My Worst Days, On My Best Days

I honestly think I could count on one, maybe two hands the number of times I’ve taken all three kids somewhere by myself (outside ofView full post »

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“Helping Hands” DIY Handprint Gift

Fathers Day is less than 48 hours away, so naturally I just finished the DIY project with the kids I’ve been planning on making forView full post »

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Commonly Overlooked Household Hazards to Baby-Proof for

Lowell is in full get-into-all-the-things mode. He’s pulling up on cabinets, pulling things out, trying to climb onto windowsills. HeView full post »

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Help Me Raise Money For Postpartum Progress, Win Cool Stuff From Joovy

I have a confession to make. When I first started blogging, started really getting to know the sphere of parenting bloggers, and got toView full post »

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What I Had Wrong About Public School Kindergarten

The first couple weeks of kindergarten for my oldest last August were brutal. For all of us. He spent mornings – very early morningsView full post »

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This Might Be The Most Controversial Post Ever- I Love The Otteroo

Let’s get a few facts out of the way first: 1.That is my 10 month old, floating in a pool with an inflatable ring around hisView full post »

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The Myth That Car Seats And Carts Are Made For Each Other

I spoke with a car seat brand representative last month, and their pitch was focused on extra measures of safety. A news story was fresh onView full post »

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Easy, Cheap, DIY Padded Play Cube

When Lowell, my 10 month old, started pulling up a couple months ago, I realized we didn’t have many toys that he could safely pushView full post »

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What I Would & Wouldn’t Do Again At Disney World

Lessons learned for me going forward because yes, I definitely want to go back. Soon! Here are some things I would do again: ScheduleView full post »

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Tips For Packing For Disney World

I probably stressed more about packing for this trip than any other trip I’ve taken. I’m glad I put a little thought into it,View full post »

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Inexpensive Disney Souvenirs That Rock

Let me start this post by saying this is not the definitive guide to souvenirs at Disney. We were there for 2 days with one kid, soView full post »

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Tips For A Disney Experience Beyond Princesses

I started to title this Magic Kingdom For Boys, but that’s narrow. I’m sure there are a lot of girls out there who aren’tView full post »

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How To Get Great Pictures At Disney World

I took my 6 year old son and my mom on a short trip to Disney World last week, and came home with a notebook full of tips and tricks IView full post »

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It’s A Small, Terrifying World

I’ve been MIA because last week was bananas. The short story is I spent the first half of the week at Disney World (!!!111) and theView full post »

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The Last Minute Birthday Success- A Party At Michaels Craft Store

Kendall has recently found a love for birds. So much so that he asks me to do things like look up what a bluejay sounds like, and we listenView full post »

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Mother’s Day Sucked, PPA Sucks

Yesterday, Mother’s Day, didn’t go very well, and I’m mad. The kids fought nearly the whole day, the restaurant we choseView full post »

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He Is The Grit The Wears Us In

“So, did you bring any electronics?” Kendall asked as he hoped up on the exam table after the nurse left and before the doctorView full post »

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Would You Rather?

A. Catch a stream of regurgitated breastmilk streaming down your cleavage, headed for your bra and shirt, with your iPhone, and then wipeView full post »

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I’m Drunk On All The Snot In My Head

I think this post might come off like I’m drunk, but really I’m just drowning in my own snot all up in my head. I have a sinusView full post »

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Ball Gown One Day, Clogged Breasts The Next

I spent my weekend in Atlanta at the Ritz in Buckhead. On Saturday, I visited the Dry Bar for a blowout and dressed in a long sequined gownView full post »

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Give Yourself Permission To Change… And Not Pack Early

“How may of you are the parent you thought you’d be before you had kids?” That’s the question I opened with lastView full post »

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DIY Muslin Swaddle Blanket Stars

Recently, Aden & Anais sent Lowell a box full of soft, muslin goodies, from bibs to blankets and sheets. He’s been snugglingView full post »

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Bluebonnets 2014

We live in Texas. It’s bluebonnet season. I’m a photographer. I have children. This is inevitable. Bluebonnet pix 2014,View full post »