Got A Baby on My Hip and a Clutch on My Wrist

That title sounds like the beginning of a song, huh? *snort* I officially tossed my fancy purses in the closet. Giving birth to Bub means I need practical totes, y’all. And I’ll darned if I walk around with cloth diapers crawling out of higher end purses. I know. It sound snobby. Whatever. My purses scream everything but mom bag and with mo kids, I know you need mo space. Right? As a postpartum gift to myself, I purchased a darling JuJuBe bag and while it’s ridiculously functional and pretty, it’s big. So so big.

Shopbop to the flippin’ rescue again. Just look at these clutches…

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I’m A Mom of 2 And Haven’t Run Away From Home Yet + Cool Baby Clothes Giveaway

You know those women who spent a great chunk of their girlhood wanting to be Moms? That wasn’t me, y’all. I’m not even going to sit here and pretend that “Be A Mom” was on my list of things to do while adulting. People freak out when you admit this kind of stuff because it may sound like I don’t want to be a Mom, but come oooon, my kids are too awesome to deny.

Cute Little Babes leggings

I don’t flood my social media accounts with pictures of my kids, but have you seen even a glimpse of these beings? They’re gorgeous and I could not be more proud to be their mother. But I’m sayin’…I totally didn’t expect this life of mommy’ing and I’m still shocked that we’re all semi-surviving. I thought parenting a toddler would send me running to the hills. Toddlers are craziness and it’s the most challenging part of parenting, so far.

Toddler trousers

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Jett’s Birth Story

I just went through 200+ pictures that my birth photographer took of Jett’s birth and I still get all emotional. Because ohmigoodness, what an INCREDIBLE birth!

Very rarely do you see words like incredible, life-changing and spectacular used next to “birth” but seriously, y’all…I love giving birth. I love everything about it. I love the mystery. I love how each contraction brings me closer to seeing my  baby. I love how if and when I trust my body, my baby and myself, a baby is…born!

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Classy Diaper Bags and a Shopbop Sale That Will Thrill You

I’m still in Newborn Bliss and loving every minute of it but I had to break away to tell you about this faaaabulous sale that Shopbop has going on. And I know what you’re thinking. Who doesn’t have a fabulous sale going on? Black Friday is rearing its SPEND YO MONEY ,HONEY head and well, I’m answering these calls, girl.

I need a new diaper bag. And not one of those diaper bags that look like diaper bags. I want something fancy and classy and stylish.

ShopBop Diaper Bags

Why yessss…something like those! I am okay with spending a few hundred on a nice purse because shoot, mama is all about treating herself and now is as good of a time as any with this sale going on. 

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Baby Jett is Here!

Sweet dreams from baby Jett.

Sweet dreams from baby Jett.

Hey y’all! He’s almost already 2 weeks old but Baby Jett made his arrival on November 4th. This baby boy is absolutely divine and I’ve been covering him in kisses every other second of the day. Posts will be slow but I hope you understand. I’m taking a real maternity leave this go ’round to take care of my growing family.

Plus, I actually have a baby that sucks boobs this time (not that it’s easy…it soooo isn’t easy) so I spend most of my days in bed feeding him. And I love it.

Be back with his birth story!

How Am I 34 Weeks Pregnant?

34 Weeks Pregnant

Okay, two things: A) that image may have been posted before and B) it’s a pretty old picture of the bump. I do take quite a few preggo selfies, but girl…you don’t want to see those. Mainly because they’re usually taken in Esposo’s boxers and not always with a bra on. It’s the ultimate version of TMI and I wouldn’t want to put your eyes through that. 

See how much I love you?

Blog posts will slowlyyyy be coming to a crawl as I prepare for this second babe of mine. I SHOULD be nesting but the freelancer bee that is me is working like mad to stack cash. Self-employed mamas like me don’t have paid maternity leave. Thankfully, my  clients are SO wonderfully understanding and flexible so while I do feel a bit overwhelmed, at least I like what I do. And you know, not working is NOT an option. I like to work. And I like to make money, so there’s that…

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Did I Tell Y’all I Was Having A Homebirth?

7 months pregnant

Sooo…pregnancy. I feel like it has been forever since I  clued the Clumps of Mascara family on what’s been happening with baking Baby #2. I want to say that this pregnancy has flown by but yeah…no. It hasn’t. Those first few months of morning sickness seemed like a century and now that I’m a good 31 weeks, of course life is in overdrive. Surprisingly, I’ve got baby items ready to go so I’m thrilled that at the very least, baby boy will have a onesie or two. 

Physically, I’m dragging and it’s getting difficult to bend over but I’m keeping up with my daily stretches and squats and getting in some walks as much as I can. Elle and I hang out at the park where I attempt to chase her and I’ve got my eyes set on a chiropractic adjustment and a prenatal massage. 

I’ve been blogging like a mad woman over at What To Expect and Mom.me but there’s one thing that I haven’t talked about just yet – my homebirth.

I’m having one! 

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Protect Yo Skin This Summer

Sunscreen products

Summer is in full swing here in Florida and uh, we’re melting. Quite literally, actually. I’m a fan of this time of year, but it gets to the point where it is almost downright unbearable. But bear it, we must, because I’ve got a toddler who REALLY thrives being outside. Elle loves everything about the water and while we can’t always make it to the beach or pool, we’ve gotten her a huge inflatable pool that she can’t get enough of.

Safe Sunscreen

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