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How To Unplug And Get Away From The City At Getaway House Atlanta

April 27, 2019

When Getaway reached out and wanted me to check out their new outpost in the South (outside of Atlanta), it was perfect timing. Tyler and I were hoping for a night or two away from the kids to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which happened to fall on the same weekend we were to visit. Not only that, but camping and hiking was our thing when we first started dating and had (WAY MORE) time alone, so it seemed like the…

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Four Big Reasons Social Media Is Awesome And Why I Love It So Much

April 14, 2019

Alert: unpopular opinion post ahead (maybe). Can I just say that I love social media? Yep. You might be hearing a lot to the contrary these days. I know I am guilty of complaining about algorithms, drama, and screen time, and there are certainly healthy guidelines to keep in place (as with anything). There is always another article about how it is ruining society.⠀ ⠀But here’s the deal. Social media gave me a platform to grow community, give a voice…

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Moms: Keep Doing You (You’re Doing Enough)

April 11, 2019

“If you aren’t in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” – Brene Brown Other people’s opinions can to get to me. By nature, I desire validation (especially from people I love). When when it’s noticeably absent- or even replaced with criticism or skepticism, I have the tendency to be affected. In talking to others (specifically women and mothers), it seems I’m far from alone. Yeah? We’re not momming hard enough. We’re not working…

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Life Is Short, Just Wear The Suit.

April 5, 2019

It’s getting warmer out, here in Georgia. I don’t want to brag- but I’m totally swimsuit ready! Yep. That’s right. I’ve been working SUPER hard. In the gym? On dieting? No. And no… None of those. I’ve been working on my MIND. On my inner voice.⠀ Who believes that EVERY body is a beach body? Not like- ok I’ll go but I’m wearing a swim dress and long sleeve caftan and a disguise and hoping no one sees me- but…

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The White Converse | The End Of An Era

March 20, 2019

Time is a funny thing. One day you’re a brand new first-time mom, clueless, nervous, terrified and overwhelmed. Almost a decade later, you’re still overwhelmed, but less nervous, a lot less clueless, and the unpredictable chaos has become the constant hum in the background of motherhood. ⠀⠀It feels like one moment the future was a giant question mark. (Will I have two kids? Three? Only one?) The next moment I’m packing up the white converse. ⠀⠀I chose the tiny chucks…

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Style Has No Size | Versatile Smock Dress

March 12, 2019

I'm really excited to introduce you to a fun series I'm doing with my friend, Elly Brown of Uptown With Elly Brown. While Elly is a legit, full-time fashion blogger, I also have a closeted affinity for styling my outfits. Admittedly, as I gained weight over the last few years, I lost some of my passion for fashion. I have had trouble figuring out how to dress my plus-sized self, and sometimes it's downright daunting. That's why I was so…

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5 Things To Know Something About Before Starting A Blog You Hope To Monetize

March 4, 2019

Ten years ago, starting a blog was fairly simple. (Who had Blogger blog with your friend’s badge in your sidebar?!) Monetization of personal blogs was in it’s newborn stage and most of us were just out here because we love to create content through writing and maybe photography. Social media wasn’t around to categorize us on how “influential” we were and thoughts of ads or sponsors were not even on the radar for most of us. In 2009 I started…

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How To Do Disney World On A Short Weekend

February 23, 2019
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This time last weekend, we were at Disney World for a short weekend! Today, I'm looking out the window at a gloomy, rainy Atlanta "winter" day... but that's neither here nor there. We decided to take the two oldest kids to Disney World on a short weekend in February for a few reasons. One, we love the weather there in February, and also it's USUALLY less crowded. (Not this time, but I'll get to that.) …

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