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What it's REALLY like being pregnant

      One word comes to mind, terrifying. That's right, terrifying. With so much information out there these days, it's hard not to be nervous all the time. You're supposed to count your babies kicks every day. You're supposed to get ample exercise. You're supposed to eat your fruits and veggies. You're supposed to drink tons of water. You're supposed to know what's next and what's going on all the time. Let me tell you, it's nothing like you think it would be. Sometimes you don't feel movement for a little bit and you start to freak out. Or you go on a walk and it feels like the pressure down there is going to allow the baby to...

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3 Easy Ways to Help the Earth!

    Happy Earth Day! Now, if you would've told me it was Earth Day a few years ago I probably wouldn't have cared, but man am I thankful to say how much I've changed. When Rialand and I first started dating (over five years ago), I wasn't really into the whole recycling thing. But ever since then, once I realized how much of an impact we can make, it mattered to me. There are so so many ways we can help the Earth and be a little more conscious of our daily habits.  1. Buy an eco- friendly, non- toxic sunscreen!  I know what you're thinking, wait how can sunscreen help the earth? Why eco-friendly? In 2018 Hawaii banned...

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3 Secrets to Change the Communication in Your Family.

  3 Secrets that will change the way communication happens in your family.   I can remember my oldest daughter coming to me when she was in first grade and telling me she had to talk to me. We sat down at the table. I was ready to offer her my best mom advice and couldn’t wait to help her with whatever was bothering her.Then she told me: there was a boy at school who wouldn’t stop talking about ____ (insert any “potty talk” here.) It took everything for me not to laugh or smile because she was so serious. She needed to figure this out. He sat next to her and she said she was having the hardest time...

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What is was like finding out I was expecting!

    "Sometimes the littlest things take up the biggest space in your heart." -Winnie the Pooh     Let's just say October was the most life changing month...ever. I never really thought this would happen. I mean, if I'm being honest, maybe one day, but certainly not when it did. In October we found out we were expecting! I will never forget the feeling of seeing those lines on that stick (if that's too much, my bad). But it's true, in that moment, I knew my life had changed. I sat the stick on the sink and got in the shower thinking "well maybe it's not real, maybe it'll change back to one line." Rialand came downstairs shortly after...

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Shampoo can't be that bad for you, right?

      Wrong. I know what you're thinking, how could shampoo possibly be bad for me? It's shampoo, I use it every day. Trust me, I know how you feel. But I'm here to shed some light on this subject. When I got into the world of non-toxic living a few years ago, my shampoo and conditioner were the first things to go. I knew it smelled too good to be true. Not to mention I also knew that those scents couldn't have been created from natural ingredients, and what do ya know, I was right. I know that this non-toxic world is HUGE now. There's an influx of information out there. How do you know where to look?...

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