Thanksgiving as a Family of Four + Holiday Tech

Thanksgiving as a Family of Four: Here's how we spent our second Thanksgiving as a family of 4! Thanksgiving--like all holidays--is crazy with 2 little ones, but we make it work. We were lucky to partner with @Verizon to share some fun holiday hosting tech with my parents when they came for Thanksgiving lunch! #Ad #Thanksgiving #Familyof4 #FamilyHolidays

One of the main reasons I blog is to chronicle holidays and events with our family. I don’t have a great memory to begin with, so I like having a written [and photographic] record of our celebrations. And writing holiday posts always makes me sentimental, since I start thinking about how one day all we’ll have to look back on are photos. So, with that mushy intro out of the way… here’s our Thanksgiving as a family of four in 2018!

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White Bedding Inspo for Master Bedroom – Master Bedroom Makeover

#AD White Bedding Inspo for Master Bedroom - Master Bedroom Makeover: Bright and airy white bedding creates a luxurious feeling and provides a gorgeous contrast to wood furniture in this master bedroom makeover. White Bedding with Wood Furniture inspo for a minimalist master bedroom design. Bedding courtesy of @Kohls #WinterBedding #KohlsFinds

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included home goods as compensation. Thank you for allowing me to share this White Bedding Inspo for Master Bedroom as part of my master bedroom makeover with you.

I’ve been wanting to refresh our master bedroom for a long time, and I finally got my husband on board! Honestly, sometimes that’s the hardest part of a home project. The first thing I knew I wanted to change out was our dated brown bedding for something white and bright. So, without further ado, here’s part one of our master bedroom makeover: white bedding inspo for master bedroom!

 

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I’m Not a Super Mom and I Don’t Care

I'm Not a Super Mom... and I Don't Care: I'm not a Pinterest mom, as much as I try to be. I feel like I come up short as a mom, wife, and everything else, basically all the time. But at the end of the day, my kids are loved and that's all that matters. A mom's reflections on why it's OK to not be a super mom.

A few days/weeks/months ago [who knows, because I’m terrible at keeping track of time], I published a post called Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Mom of 2. Since then, it’s been my most-viewed post. It’s made the rounds on social media, and I’ve received feedback–publicly and privately–basically saying that I don’t measure up as a mom. That I don’t clean enough. I don’t cook enough. I don’t whatever enough. Well, I’m not a super mom… and I don’t care.

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How to Transition Baby to Nursery

This conversation on How to Transition Baby to Nursery has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyVTechNursery #CollectiveBias

How to Transition Baby to Nursery: It's a big change for everyone when the time has come to get Baby to sleep in his own room! Moving from parents' room to nursery is a big step, and it's important to navigate the transition to crib sleeping carefully. A mom of 2 shares how her family successfully navigated the transitioning Baby to sleeping in nursery with minimal stress! [ad] #MyVTechNursery

Over the past week or so, we’ve been working on transitioning Blair to her nursery. After all, I worked so hard preparing her room before she arrived… might as well get some use out of it, right? When it comes to transitioning Baby to the nursery, a band-aid approach works best for our family: move all sleep to Baby’s room at the same time. Now that I’ve navigated this rite of passage with two little ones, I want to share some of my best tips on how to transition Baby to nursery!

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