“I am so lucky to have you. We are so happy you’re here!” “Do you like us as much as we like you? I hope so.” “You are the best surprise.” “Thank you for surprising us!” “I never knew you were missing until you were here.” Those are all actual conversations I have with Wallace […]

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  • Candice Ratliff - My timehop just reminded me that my baby girl was 19 lbs and 27 inches at 9 months!ReplyCancel

  • Ambar - Our Sarah was just the same..plp wouldnt belive how surprised i was…she is our first. we had soo many plans for this year: wedding, honeymoon, graduating from my residency program. Of course we wanted kids but not in a near future, and here she is and we are crazy about her. feeling so blessed to have her. Drooling with every smile and every giggle..will have a 3 plp honeymoon, an extra guess at the wedding and we couldnt be happier. She is 3 months old, 24 inches and 13 pounds of absolut cutenessReplyCancel

I have pictures of my mom with my kids, starting from the minute my oldest was born. Well, okay… a few minutes after he was born, as she looked over him in his Isolette. The post is sponsored by Shutterfly. Make this Mother’s Day with a personalized gift that says it all. It is not […]

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  • Cristina - Wow what a great service!

    Was Kendall a really big baby, or maybe your lovely mom is very small? If she is my size then Kendall looks like an 11-pounder in that first sweet photo!

    What a lovely gift for Mother’s Day.ReplyCancel

Over the last year, from when he turned 8 to now nearly 9, has brought probably the biggest growth and transition since Kendall’s first year of life. Physically, sure- he’s HUGE, but emotionally and intellectually? Yeah… that’s the biggest change. As parents, we started the year off on cruise control. We were there and watching […]

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  • maria - I’ll take babies and toddlers and preschoolers any day over my older kids. This is when it gets hard and the real parenting begins. Diapers and nursing and potty training are a piece of cake.ReplyCancel

Some of the most common questions people ask me about photography, actually have to do with what happens AFTER I take the photos on my DSLR or iPhone. I think we’re all guilty of doing, well, NOTHING with our photos, right? Maybe we just post them to Instagram… or we just let them sit inside our devices and then we panic […]

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  • Margaret - I love this playgroup!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Slack - I am saving up for this exact camera! I am a nanny and want to take a photography class and swap careers. Just a dream but maybe it will come true.ReplyCancel

  • Daniella - What an amazing giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Sengele - Great tips! Glad you are gonna stick it out Jill. ? Love your guest! Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Amie - Fingers crossed. Would love to win this.ReplyCancel

  • Amber Grundy - Oh my goodness, I would love to get a better camera! What an awesome giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Great tips!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia - Amazing giveaway! My camera is need of serious repair (or replacement) and this would be so great to win!ReplyCancel

  • Briana Jones - I missed out watching playgroup live this week. I’m going to watch it while on the treadmill getting my 5 mile walk/jog done this morning.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria Gillenwater - I would love to win this!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I love the picture of bath time!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi Segura - I’m horrible at printing up pictures. Mostly because they are on my phone. If I had a nice camera I’d use all the tips I just saw on your episode *wink wink
    Great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Audra - I would love to win! Thanks for a great play group!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - Such a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria - This is a great place for information thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - What an awesome opportunity- what a blessing it would be to our family of 6!ReplyCancel

  • Kaelee - I always love your videos! This week was very informative and I am so guilty of never doing anything with my pics. I am going to get better! ?This weeks giveaway is amazing, I would love taking pics of the kids with this since I’ve only ever used phone cameras.ReplyCancel

  • Kelster - I take a lot of pics and do nothing with them. Great reminder to change that.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Schendel - What an amazing giveaway!ReplyCancel

I’m honored to have a friend guest posting today. Melissa Clark is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in disordered eating, body image, and self-worth. When she asked if she could share the story of the first time her 6-year-old daughter said she was fat, I didn’t hesitate to give over this space. ********** Sitting in […]

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Balance is hard. No matter how many kids you have, what work you do, or where you live, it’s never as simple as just balancing your time between everything that needs to happen in your life. Parenting, self care, chores, work, SLEEP… how do you make time for it all? How do you stay on […]

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  • Courtney - Yes! I love Itzy Ritzy!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica M - Hi, Jill! I am one of the winners of the Itzy Ritzy Pack (yaaay, I am so excited!!) but I haven’t gotten an email yet. I’m worried I missed it somehow, so I wanted to check in with you! Thanks for hosting the playgroup and these giveaways! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Desiree Fawn - Hi there Jessica! I’m Jill’s admin and we’ll be in touch soon with details to help you claim your giveaway! 🙂 Sorry for the delay — and congrats!!ReplyCancel

Babies cost money. That’s a fact of life. From the moment you spend money on an overpriced pregnancy test that shows you a positive – by the way, you can get perfectly fine pregnancy tests at dollar stores- you’re in for a couple decades of buying stuff. You don’t have to buy all the stuff, though! […]

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  • kayla - Share! Find friends who have babies too and share the bigger or expensive items that you have or want to try before buying. Or don’t buy them and just share! I’m talking about things like bouncy chairs, exercisers, play mats, walkers, swings, baby carriers…all that stuff that you won’t be sure your baby will even like until you can try them. Our first loved the bouncy chair and hated the swing. Our second was totally opposite. We tried out things before buying them and it saved us-money and space (tiny humans are small but their stuff can quickly take over your house!). Like you said earlier-babies cost a lot and the more you can save the better! Ps: I love reading your blog-sometimes it is what gets me through the day. ?ReplyCancel