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    5 Fun End Of Summer Activities To Do At Home

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ibotta. The opinions and text are all mine. IBOTTA APP, saving money, summer fun, summer activities, back to School, petite style, mommy and me, toddler boy style, toddler boy fashion, toddler boy summer fashion, dsw, #dswstylesquad, #mydsw, mules, tunic top, chicwish,

    Back to school is less than two weeks away for my little man, and he officially starts preschool! I can’t believe how fast this summer has flown by! I know I am going to miss not having my little guy at home with me all the time, so I am making the most of the time we have left together before summer ends. Today I am sharing 5 Fun End Of Summer Activities To Do At Home to make the most of our family time we have together. Plus I am sharing a great way I’ve been able to save this summer with Ibotta and how you can too! Read more below!

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    Family, Fitness

    5 Reasons You Should Try Something New – Be Fearless

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    Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Today I wanted to talk about getting out of our comfort zone and five reasons why you should try something new. A couple of weeks ago I took my son to park which happened to have a little skate park too. He found an abandoned skateboard and started to learn how to use it. I remember just sitting there watching him and being so proud of him for not being afraid to try something new. He wasn’t afraid of falling or letting any of his fears get in his way of learning something new. I honestly believe sometimes it takes looking life through a child’s eyes, to make you face your fear of the unknown and of failure. Here are five reasons you should try something new.

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    Family, Travel

    Tulum Travel Guide

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    Today me and my husband celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary so it’s only fitting to finally share our Tulum travel guide and our kid free trip we took last month. We had such an amazing time, and highly recommend for couples who are looking for a kid free vacation. Tulum is super hip, eco-friendly, and a paradise for couples to relax and unwind. Best part is it isn’t crowded with tourist. It is a hidden paradise of Mexico. Check out our Tulum travel guide and recommendations below!

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    Family, Fashion

    Kendra Scott Fundraiser for Santa Fe – A Little Goes a Long Way

    KENDRA SCOTT, FUNDRAISER, #NATIONALBFFDAY, BIG ASS BALLOONS, LAUREN JAMES #SUMMERSTYLE, #SUMMERFASHION, YELLOW PEPLUM TOP, WHITE TIE FRONT SHORTS, LACE UP SANDALS

    Happy Monday everyone! Hope ya’ll had a great weekend! Today I just wanted to recap my Kendra Scott event I had three weeks ago to help raise money for Santa Fe school shooting victims. I have so many people to thank, including everyone who came out, to all the amazing bloggers who partnered up for this event, and to all the brands who donated their time and service to make this a fun event for everyone. I also wanted to share a little Monday motivational thought on how a little act of service can make a difference in this world. And though we may not see the eventual outcome, I consider our actions like a drop in an ocean that creates a continuing and ever-growing ripple. We are that drop in the ocean that is part of a huge wave that will make a difference in this world. Read more of my recap and thoughts below.

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    The Day He Found Out He Was Going To Be A Dad

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    Happy Friday, me and Josh are off to Akumal and Tulum Mexico! We are so excited to spend a kid free week together, and can’t wait for the adventures we have planned! Today I wanted to share an early Father’s Day tribute to the best dad there is, and share the story of the day when Josh found out he was going to be a father. I also found old pictures lol! We were so young and scared back then lol! It was the biggest surprise of our life, and nothing we planned, but the day we found out I knew Josh was going to be the best dad to our little one. Read the full story below.

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    Family, Fashion

    Father’s Day Gift Idea – Summer Shoes for the Cool Dad

    Sponsored by Zappos.

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    Happy Wednesday everyone! So today is another special appearance from my handsome hubby for a Father’s Day gift idea edition with Zappos X Rockport. And guess what, we are talking all about Father’s day, and the summer shoes every cool dad needs in his closet. Plus, lets face it, my hubby is the coolest dad I know, and I love when I can get him shoes that are fashionable and comfortable for every day wear. So if you are looking for a great Father’s Day gift idea for Dad, check out my shoe picks below that every cool dad needs this summer.

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    When Tragedy Strikes – Dealing with a Mother’s Guilt

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    Last Friday I had planned to post my Friday Favorites with this outfit, but after waking up and finding out another school shooting happened not even 15 miles from where I live, I became an emotional wreck. All the fears, anxiety, and guilt as a mom overwhelmed me. All I could think about was the  mothers who lost their children that day, who would never be able to see their children graduate, and all I could think was this the future for my child. So many questions, scenarios came up in my head, and for a time I just felt helpless, guilty, unworthy as a mom to protect my own child.  It’s hard as a mom these days to watch the news, to hear all the tragedies with school shootings, senseless shootings, lives of innocent children lost, and not have immense guilt and feeling of not doing enough in a time of tragedy. There’s so much we need to do, so much we need to change, and yet it can be so overwhelming knowing we cannot do it all. Today I’m sharing how I’ve been dealing with the anxiety and the guilt as a mom, and what has helped me cope during these hard times.

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    A Mother’s Love – Strong As A Mother + GIVEAWAY

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    Happy Friday, everyone! This post might come a little later than usual. Yesterday we had a busy day with our mommy friends and went to the cutest brunch place made specially for moms with kids. There’s a park and so much room for activities, plus the food is really good too. Click here to see where we went. Today is a special post as we head into Mother’s Day weekend. I love sharing what motherhood means to me every year because it’s always fun to look back and read my thoughts back then and how they have evolved through the years. You can see my first, second, and third Mother’s Day post here. Today I wanted to share my thoughts about what it means to be strong as a mother and the one force that drives this unfathomable strength is a mother’s love. I once questioned Jesus love for us and the sacrifices he made years ago, but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized what that love is. I’ve never loved a man more than myself, but the day my son came into this world, there isn’t a day I wouldn’t give up my life for him. He is everything to me, my pride and joy, my greatest blessing, he is why I am the strong as a mother.  Continue reading

    Family, Fitness

    6 Benefits of Working Out With Your Significant Other – Fitness Friday

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    Happy Friday everyone! Who excited for the weekend? I know I am, it’s my birthday weekend and I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone! Today I’m sharing a fun post with my hottie of a hubby, and talking about our fitness goals and the benefits of working out with your significant other! Y’all what if I told you I fell in love with my husband at the gym. In fact I’m sure it was spotting him at the squat rack that I thought, man look at that butt. Haha, but for real though, my hubby get’s it from his mama! Plus I like having something extra to hold on to back there. Ok I’m going to stop before I embarrass my husband even more, but aside from enjoying a good view of his backside when we work out, here are six reasons why I love working out with my hubby, and the benefits of working out with your significant other.

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