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Stephanie | Mommy Blogger

Wife to one. Mommy of three.
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We’re rolling into fall y’all! 🙌🏻🍂🍁
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Since tomorrow is OFFICIALLY the first day of fall, I feel comfortable giving in to all my fall urges 🙌🏻 I’ve changed over the decor in my living room (big reveal coming soon so stay on the look out for that!), I’m driving pumpkin spice in my coffee, and we’ve started touring the local apple orchards because hey! Fall only comes around once a year and it IS my favorite season after all 😍
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Funny thing though, even though it’s fall MN hasn’t quite gotten the memo and we’ve had a streak of hot weather again. I was sweating like crazy in this photo! Oh, and also I remember why I don’t wear short dresses with kids...cuz peeps might peep my behind; ya feel me? Sheesh. The things I give up for these rug rats. (Dresses, not moon shows)

We’re rolling into fall y’all! 🙌🏻🍂🍁 • Since tomorrow is OFFICIALLY the first day of fall, I feel comfortable giving in to all my fall urges 🙌🏻 I’ve changed over the decor in my living room (big reveal coming soon so stay on the look out for that!), I’m driving pumpkin spice in my coffee, and we’ve started touring the local apple orchards because hey! Fall only comes around once a year and it IS my favorite season after all 😍 • Funny thing though, even though it’s fall MN hasn’t quite gotten the memo and we’ve had a streak of hot weather again. I was sweating like crazy in this photo! Oh, and also I remember why I don’t wear short dresses with kids...cuz peeps might peep my behind; ya feel me? Sheesh. The things I give up for these rug rats. (Dresses, not moon shows) - 12 hours ago

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*Some of these totals may not be completely accurate 😬😅🙈
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Hey there mama friend! Did you see me recent story giveaway where I gave one lucky mama a $25 gift card to Target? Nooooo? Well sheesh, don’t you follow along with my stories? Lol actually I wanted to bring that up 1, because I know a lot of people missed the easy opportunity to win, and 2, because I’d like to talk about my job a bit...so here we go!
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First; sometimes I do quick little “giveaways” in my stories where I’ll ask you too like a few posts to help with engagement/the algorithm. I guess I’m under the impression that if you hit that follow button you actually WANT to see my posts, but IG doesn’t always think that way so this helps both of us out and gives you the chance to win fun little prizes! (Also, I’m thinking of turning this into a monthly thing; i.e. like all the posts from Sept and you’re automatically entered to win the monthly prize -thoughts?)
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Second; thank you. Thank you to everyone who hangs out here, engages, likes my photos, saves and shares my photos, tags a friend -I SO SO appreciate you! I know some of you know this, but some may not be aware, this little page is now a source of income for my family (crazy I know!) and I can’t tell you how much of a blessing it is! But I can’t do this job without YOU -engagement helps my account grow and be seen more and potentially helps me get deals with new with brands which in turn allows me to focus more time and energy on creating fun content for everyone to enjoy. So I see it as a win-win for everyone ;) Think of it this way, you tip your waitress for good service; a like is your way of “tipping” me for mine 🤣

*Some of these totals may not be completely accurate 😬😅🙈 • Hey there mama friend! Did you see me recent story giveaway where I gave one lucky mama a $25 gift card to Target? Nooooo? Well sheesh, don’t you follow along with my stories? Lol actually I wanted to bring that up 1, because I know a lot of people missed the easy opportunity to win, and 2, because I’d like to talk about my job a bit...so here we go! • First; sometimes I do quick little “giveaways” in my stories where I’ll ask you too like a few posts to help with engagement/the algorithm. I guess I’m under the impression that if you hit that follow button you actually WANT to see my posts, but IG doesn’t always think that way so this helps both of us out and gives you the chance to win fun little prizes! (Also, I’m thinking of turning this into a monthly thing; i.e. like all the posts from Sept and you’re automatically entered to win the monthly prize -thoughts?) • Second; thank you. Thank you to everyone who hangs out here, engages, likes my photos, saves and shares my photos, tags a friend -I SO SO appreciate you! I know some of you know this, but some may not be aware, this little page is now a source of income for my family (crazy I know!) and I can’t tell you how much of a blessing it is! But I can’t do this job without YOU -engagement helps my account grow and be seen more and potentially helps me get deals with new with brands which in turn allows me to focus more time and energy on creating fun content for everyone to enjoy. So I see it as a win-win for everyone ;) Think of it this way, you tip your waitress for good service; a like is your way of “tipping” me for mine 🤣 - 2 days ago

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Have you thanked a police officer lately? 👮🏻‍♂️👮🏼‍♀️👮🏾‍♂️
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No? Well great, here’s your chance! (No not on this post silly, although that’s cool too 😉) Saturday is national Thank a Cop day -did you know that? Me either! I first heard about it on my friend @proudpwife’s page and truly love the idea! Cops do not get enough appreciation or credit for the hard and stressful work that they do.
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I know, I know, most people want to roll their eyes at me as they’re remembering their latest speeding ticket but hold up! Although traffic enforcement IS a part of their job, cops do SO much more than that! Did you know they’re trained first responders and are usually the first to arrive on scene. Meaning if you’re in an accident and need life saving measures it may be a cop who starts them. I could go on and on about the brave men and women who serve our cities so courageously, putting their lives on the line daily, but let me just sum it up with this -thank a cop next time you see one! At the very least they are still just normal men and women who have friends, families, and loved ones waiting at home for them and often get a bad rap they don’t deserve. So don’t forget to see past the badge and the job to the real person underneath.

Have you thanked a police officer lately? 👮🏻‍♂️👮🏼‍♀️👮🏾‍♂️ • No? Well great, here’s your chance! (No not on this post silly, although that’s cool too 😉) Saturday is national Thank a Cop day -did you know that? Me either! I first heard about it on my friend @proudpwife ’s page and truly love the idea! Cops do not get enough appreciation or credit for the hard and stressful work that they do. • I know, I know, most people want to roll their eyes at me as they’re remembering their latest speeding ticket but hold up! Although traffic enforcement IS a part of their job, cops do SO much more than that! Did you know they’re trained first responders and are usually the first to arrive on scene. Meaning if you’re in an accident and need life saving measures it may be a cop who starts them. I could go on and on about the brave men and women who serve our cities so courageously, putting their lives on the line daily, but let me just sum it up with this -thank a cop next time you see one! At the very least they are still just normal men and women who have friends, families, and loved ones waiting at home for them and often get a bad rap they don’t deserve. So don’t forget to see past the badge and the job to the real person underneath. - 3 days ago

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WHO ARE YOU? 🤔🤨😆
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Well heyyyyy there! I’m Stephanie 🙋🏻‍♀️ Some of you I chat with regularly, someone of you I have never connected with, a still others of you might be considered “ghosts” on my page; those who follow, enjoy the content, but rarely (if ever) engage 👻 (but don’t worry, I love you anyways 😉) So i know it’s not Friday, so I can’t claim this as a #fridayintroductions post, but we all know I like to march to my own beat, soooooo let’s get to know one another better!
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A question I’ve been hearing in a lot of the mom groups lately is what is the best/worst part of motherhood or what is the most rewarding/most challenging part of motherhood??? I could literally ask you this question 30 seconds apart and your answer might be different, so it’s always a good lead-in for conversation! I’d love to get to know you a bit better and some of the joys and challenges you’re facing right now, so feel free to introduce yourself below and answer that question!
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My answer; shooooo. Hmmmm. Well, like I said, this answer can change in a moment, but right now the most challenging part of motherhood is having my husband be on nights. Not going to lie, it straight up sucks. It’s hard on me, the kids, our marriage, his health, and the list goes on. But that’s just #leowife life! There isn’t much we can do about is except solider on and hope change comes soon! And the most rewarding part of motherhood right now is probably watching my kids discover the world. Seeing them experience new things, read new books, grasp a new concept, etc -it’s so fun to watch their eyes light up and hear their excitement at discovering new things. How about YOU???
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Photo by @jessarcophotography

WHO ARE YOU? 🤔🤨😆 • Well heyyyyy there! I’m Stephanie 🙋🏻‍♀️ Some of you I chat with regularly, someone of you I have never connected with, a still others of you might be considered “ghosts” on my page; those who follow, enjoy the content, but rarely (if ever) engage 👻 (but don’t worry, I love you anyways 😉) So i know it’s not Friday, so I can’t claim this as a #fridayintroductions post, but we all know I like to march to my own beat, soooooo let’s get to know one another better! • A question I’ve been hearing in a lot of the mom groups lately is what is the best/worst part of motherhood or what is the most rewarding/most challenging part of motherhood??? I could literally ask you this question 30 seconds apart and your answer might be different, so it’s always a good lead-in for conversation! I’d love to get to know you a bit better and some of the joys and challenges you’re facing right now, so feel free to introduce yourself below and answer that question! • My answer; shooooo. Hmmmm. Well, like I said, this answer can change in a moment, but right now the most challenging part of motherhood is having my husband be on nights. Not going to lie, it straight up sucks. It’s hard on me, the kids, our marriage, his health, and the list goes on. But that’s just #leowife life! There isn’t much we can do about is except solider on and hope change comes soon! And the most rewarding part of motherhood right now is probably watching my kids discover the world. Seeing them experience new things, read new books, grasp a new concept, etc -it’s so fun to watch their eyes light up and hear their excitement at discovering new things. How about YOU??? . . . Photo by @jessarcophotography - 5 days ago

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If you’re the birthday girl and you know it, CLAP YOUR HANDS! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 {sponsored}
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I know I’ve shared a few birthday photos already but come on! I couldn’t help myself with this one! Who can resist that joyous face!? She loved being the birthday girl FOR SURE and enjoyed every bit of the attention 😉🤣
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I wanted to share a few more pictures of the party set up too which @shindigz helped me to put together. They have so many amazing themes to choose from and tons of personalization options; we loved our experience working with them! Everything came out lovelier than I ever imagined and our new friend Candy (the unicorn cut out) was a serious hit! How often do you get to pose with a unicorn!? If you’ve got a party coming up make sure to check out @shindigz and see what fun pieces they can add to your special event!

If you’re the birthday girl and you know it, CLAP YOUR HANDS! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 {sponsored} • I know I’ve shared a few birthday photos already but come on! I couldn’t help myself with this one! Who can resist that joyous face!? She loved being the birthday girl FOR SURE and enjoyed every bit of the attention 😉🤣 • I wanted to share a few more pictures of the party set up too which @shindigz helped me to put together. They have so many amazing themes to choose from and tons of personalization options; we loved our experience working with them! Everything came out lovelier than I ever imagined and our new friend Candy (the unicorn cut out) was a serious hit! How often do you get to pose with a unicorn!? If you’ve got a party coming up make sure to check out @shindigz and see what fun pieces they can add to your special event! - 5 days ago

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YOU’RE A GOOD MOM!
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I’m reposting this for two reason; 1, because I’m on a mini vacation with my hubby and didn’t have time to create new content 🤷🏻‍♀️😅 2, because I NEED TO HEAR IT! And no, I’m not kidding, but I’m also not fishing for compliments and praise. You know I try my hardest to keep it real on this platform even in the midst of pretty photos and funny captions, so, let’s get down to business because I’ve got crap to get off my chest.
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“Mom, you’re the best mom ever!” My son said that to me last night as I tucked him into bed. He says it often. It frustrates me and makes me feel guilty. I am NOT the best mom ever, most days I don’t even feel like a GOOD mom. I struggle. I loose my 💩. I yell. My patience is none existent most days...And yet at the end of the day this little human has the nerve to tell me I’m the best mom ever! *sigh* it heaps on the guilt in my case.
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But. I also have to remind myself that I’m only human. I’m bound to fail. But I refuse to be defined by my failures and my bad days. I will get up again tomorrow and work harder at being more patient, at staying calm, at using my “inside voice”. I will continue to fight for these little humans, try to always see the best in them, and raise them up in the way they should go. Ya feel me mama!? And I know you feel the same; I know you want to best for your children and you are trying you absolute hardest everyday. So keeping slaying at mom life; forget the bad days and fight for the good! #momssupportingmoms

YOU’RE A GOOD MOM! • I’m reposting this for two reason; 1, because I’m on a mini vacation with my hubby and didn’t have time to create new content 🤷🏻‍♀️😅 2, because I NEED TO HEAR IT! And no, I’m not kidding, but I’m also not fishing for compliments and praise. You know I try my hardest to keep it real on this platform even in the midst of pretty photos and funny captions, so, let’s get down to business because I’ve got crap to get off my chest. • “Mom, you’re the best mom ever!” My son said that to me last night as I tucked him into bed. He says it often. It frustrates me and makes me feel guilty. I am NOT the best mom ever, most days I don’t even feel like a GOOD mom. I struggle. I loose my 💩. I yell. My patience is none existent most days...And yet at the end of the day this little human has the nerve to tell me I’m the best mom ever! *sigh* it heaps on the guilt in my case. • But. I also have to remind myself that I’m only human. I’m bound to fail. But I refuse to be defined by my failures and my bad days. I will get up again tomorrow and work harder at being more patient, at staying calm, at using my “inside voice”. I will continue to fight for these little humans, try to always see the best in them, and raise them up in the way they should go. Ya feel me mama!? And I know you feel the same; I know you want to best for your children and you are trying you absolute hardest everyday. So keeping slaying at mom life; forget the bad days and fight for the good! #momssupportingmoms - 6 days ago

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That’s a wrap! 🦄🌈🎉
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Party planning - party prep - party time; Aurora’s Magical First Birthday has come and gone and was a smashing success! (Or at least I thought so anyways 😅) Everything was so bright and cheerful and reflected our little birthday girl’s personality perfectly. She was all smiles the entire day and basked in all the attention 🤗
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I have a few very talented makers I’d like to thank for helping me throw such a stunning party. I’ll be sharing a blog post soon with more details on all the fun decor, so keep and eye out for that, but for now let me just say thank you to @withloveeventdecor for the beautiful highchair banner, @luckpartygoods for the lovely backdrop, and @meghanhenrydesigns for creating invitations that so perfectly set the mood for our party! I am so grateful to have such talented people agree to be a part of Aurora’s big day! Thank you!

That’s a wrap! 🦄🌈🎉 • Party planning - party prep - party time; Aurora’s Magical First Birthday has come and gone and was a smashing success! (Or at least I thought so anyways 😅) Everything was so bright and cheerful and reflected our little birthday girl’s personality perfectly. She was all smiles the entire day and basked in all the attention 🤗 • I have a few very talented makers I’d like to thank for helping me throw such a stunning party. I’ll be sharing a blog post soon with more details on all the fun decor, so keep and eye out for that, but for now let me just say thank you to @withloveeventdecor for the beautiful highchair banner, @luckpartygoods for the lovely backdrop, and @meghanhenrydesigns for creating invitations that so perfectly set the mood for our party! I am so grateful to have such talented people agree to be a part of Aurora’s big day! Thank you! - 8 days ago

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PARTY IN MY ROOM! 🤪😴😫
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Well hello there children...In my bed...at 6am, 5:30, any-general-time-before-7-which-is-a-decent-hour-to-be-awake...Why are you here? Jumping on my bed, pulling my hair, asking what’s for breakfast...*sigh*...guess I’m getting up now.
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This. Was. My. Morning.
This morning and every morning for quite awhile now. My kids used to be pretty good about starting in bed until (around) 7, but with Zeke starting school and needing to be up a little earlier than normally suddenly EVERYONE has taken that as a sign that they should be awake 😅 earlier and earlier. #lordhavemercy
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Anyone else have a party bed instead of a party bus? 🤣🤣🤣
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PS) I think it’s pretty obvious the photo on the left isn’t mine 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I’ll say it anyways, thank you internet for supplying me with two blurry, dancing chicks to help with my meme.

PARTY IN MY ROOM! 🤪😴😫 • Well hello there children...In my bed...at 6am, 5:30, any-general-time-before-7-which-is-a-decent-hour-to-be-awake...Why are you here? Jumping on my bed, pulling my hair, asking what’s for breakfast...*sigh*...guess I’m getting up now. • This. Was. My. Morning. This morning and every morning for quite awhile now. My kids used to be pretty good about starting in bed until (around) 7, but with Zeke starting school and needing to be up a little earlier than normally suddenly EVERYONE has taken that as a sign that they should be awake 😅 earlier and earlier. #lordhavemercy • Anyone else have a party bed instead of a party bus? 🤣🤣🤣 . . . PS) I think it’s pretty obvious the photo on the left isn’t mine 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I’ll say it anyways, thank you internet for supplying me with two blurry, dancing chicks to help with my meme. - 10 days ago

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And then my magical little rainbow baby turned one 😭😭😭
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She is the most precious mischief maker on the planet! Hobbies include running away from diaper changes, digging through people’s garbage cans 😅🤷🏻‍♀️, refusing to snuggle, tearing my kitchen apart multiple times a day, and waking me up at 2am just to say hi; she’s literally perfect. Always full of laughter and smiles, my easiest baby to photograph by far, she captivated everyone who meets her. I move her a lot guys.
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*mama runs away to cry* The End.

And then my magical little rainbow baby turned one 😭😭😭 • She is the most precious mischief maker on the planet! Hobbies include running away from diaper changes, digging through people’s garbage cans 😅🤷🏻‍♀️, refusing to snuggle, tearing my kitchen apart multiple times a day, and waking me up at 2am just to say hi; she’s literally perfect. Always full of laughter and smiles, my easiest baby to photograph by far, she captivated everyone who meets her. I move her a lot guys. • *mama runs away to cry* The End. - 11 days ago

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Our Gender Reveal 😍
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If there was ever one totally original piece of content that I am beyond proud to have created, it would be this little masterpiece. In all my years of scrolling the internet I can truly say that I have NEVER seen a gender reveal AFTER the baby is born. We waited so long to know if we were having a boy or a girl, why not have some fun with the big reveal!? (I will note though that this ruffled some feathers with friends and family members who were very impatiently waiting to know what we had, sooooo keep that in mind 🤣) This video has since been remade quite a few times, but I am still thrilled to get to be the “original” idea behind one small piece of content circling the great wide web.
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I added a little extra footage than the original version, but I just couldn’t resist these sweet clips of new born goodness 😭 How is my little rainbow baby already turning one tomorrow!? I’m not crying....You’re crying!
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Song “When I Meet You” by @jennyandtyler; it’s one of my favorites and something that helped get me through the pain of miscarriage while waiting for this sweet one.
Newborn photos by @daniellegoresphotography

Our Gender Reveal 😍 • If there was ever one totally original piece of content that I am beyond proud to have created, it would be this little masterpiece. In all my years of scrolling the internet I can truly say that I have NEVER seen a gender reveal AFTER the baby is born. We waited so long to know if we were having a boy or a girl, why not have some fun with the big reveal!? (I will note though that this ruffled some feathers with friends and family members who were very impatiently waiting to know what we had, sooooo keep that in mind 🤣) This video has since been remade quite a few times, but I am still thrilled to get to be the “original” idea behind one small piece of content circling the great wide web. • I added a little extra footage than the original version, but I just couldn’t resist these sweet clips of new born goodness 😭 How is my little rainbow baby already turning one tomorrow!? I’m not crying....You’re crying! . . . Song “When I Meet You” by @jennyandtyler ; it’s one of my favorites and something that helped get me through the pain of miscarriage while waiting for this sweet one. Newborn photos by @daniellegoresphotography - 12 days ago

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#ad When your girl gang transforms from mama shark to card shark
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And people always wonder what stay-at-home moms do while the kids are in school...😅 I kid, I kid! But sometimes it IS fun to get the girls together and have a game night! Which is why I’m loving this new card game by @hasbro called #RaisingHell. It’s entertaining, witty, and a great game to get parents laughing!
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We all know that raising kids is hard and there are moments when you just want to rip your hair out! And sometimes there is nothing better than laughing at the situations that otherwise might make your scream 😉 Raising Hell takes those scenarios, freezes them in a photo, and then you submit a caption! (Swipe to see an example!) If you’re a parent, this game is a MUST! Stock up now for the perfect Christmas gift for any mom or dad on your list! You can find the new #RaisingHell card game on Amazon! #HasbroGaming

#ad When your girl gang transforms from mama shark to card shark • And people always wonder what stay-at-home moms do while the kids are in school...😅 I kid, I kid! But sometimes it IS fun to get the girls together and have a game night! Which is why I’m loving this new card game by @hasbro called #RaisingHell . It’s entertaining, witty, and a great game to get parents laughing! • We all know that raising kids is hard and there are moments when you just want to rip your hair out! And sometimes there is nothing better than laughing at the situations that otherwise might make your scream 😉 Raising Hell takes those scenarios, freezes them in a photo, and then you submit a caption! (Swipe to see an example!) If you’re a parent, this game is a MUST! Stock up now for the perfect Christmas gift for any mom or dad on your list! You can find the new #RaisingHell card game on Amazon! #HasbroGaming - 13 days ago

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52 weeks of you 😭
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On Thursday we’ll be celebrating my little rainbow baby’s first birthday -what the heck!? WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE??? I seriously can hardly believe she’ll be one in only a matter of days; I swear she just got here! 😅
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So while I’m party prepping like a maniac this week I’m also reminiscing over the year I’ve had with this sweet miracle. As much as she’s been my worst sleeper and has put me through the ringer, she’s also been such a fun and happy baby since the beginning. She has a huge personality, a smile that could melt and iceberg, and curiosity that for-sure killed the cat but I think will lead her to great things. My sweet, independent ray of sunshine; I’m so blessed she’s mine! #allthefeels #sappypost
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Dress by @sexymamamaternity and top photo by @cait.bielefeldt

52 weeks of you 😭 • On Thursday we’ll be celebrating my little rainbow baby’s first birthday -what the heck!? WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE??? I seriously can hardly believe she’ll be one in only a matter of days; I swear she just got here! 😅 • So while I’m party prepping like a maniac this week I’m also reminiscing over the year I’ve had with this sweet miracle. As much as she’s been my worst sleeper and has put me through the ringer, she’s also been such a fun and happy baby since the beginning. She has a huge personality, a smile that could melt and iceberg, and curiosity that for-sure killed the cat but I think will lead her to great things. My sweet, independent ray of sunshine; I’m so blessed she’s mine! #allthefeels #sappypost . . . Dress by @sexymamamaternity and top photo by @cait.bielefeldt - 14 days ago

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