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Pregnancy No. 2 First Trimester Q&A

Ahh I can’t believe I’m writing another pregnancy Q&A. It feels like just yesterday I was writing this blog post to answer your questions about my first pregnancy. The past year has been such a whirlwind and has absolutely flown by. I’m sure everyone with an infant feels that way, but it’s so true! We’re beyond excited to be doing this again. I honestly can’t wait to see Four as…

Motherhood

How Motherhood Has Changed Me

If you had asked me a year ago how motherhood would change me, I’d honestly have no idea. To be honest, I knew there’d be some changes in my life once I became a mom, but I could never imagine I’d have the shift I’ve experienced the past year. Duncan and I were newly married when I got pregnant with Four, and I really thought our lives would stay mostly…

Lifestyle

Four’s First Birthday Party

Two weekends ago, we got to celebrate Four’s first birthday with our closest family and friends and it was truly the most magical celebration. The coincidental thing is that we actually had to cancel our original party plans due to an ice storm in Dallas, which brought back all the memories of the giant ice storm we had a year ago RIGHT after Four was born. We had just moved back to…

Holiday

New Christmas Traditions I Want to Try With My Family

Growing up, my family was never really rigid when it came to traditions, but there are a few things I remember from growing up that were special. Now that Duncan and I have started our own family, we’ve been thinking about what traditions we want to start with Four.  I imagine it might take us a few years to really get into a groove and figure out the traditions we…

Gift Guides

2021 Gift Guides: Baby

Before I had four, I truly had no idea what babies enjoy doing. I would get invited to birthday parties for my friends’ kids and was at a total loss at what to buy for a gift. So, whether you’re on the hunt for a Christmas gift for your niece, nephew, etc., or you just need some ideas for your own kiddo, I hope this gift guide can help. Most…

Faith

7 Practical Truths to Reach for When Mom Guilt Hits Hard

Y’all, I am SO excited about today’s blog post. I’ve been following She Works His Way for years now and became a member so I could be surrounded by amazing women who are trying to figure out this whole work-hard, love-Jesus, have-a-family thing like me. Now that I’m a mom juggling my business and trying to take care of an 8-month-old while being a good wife and pouring into my…

Gift Guides

2021 Gift Guides: The New Mom

Alright, time to shop for the new mom(s) in your life! As someone who joined the mom club this year, I really enjoyed putting this together and tried to think about not only the products that served me really well during that newborn timeframe like my favorite pajamas and a temperature-controlled mug but also things that made me feel human again!! Like my this facial steamer or a little fake tan…

Motherhood

Our Year One Stroller & Car Seat Situation

I’ve shared about our stroller and car seat over the last several months here and there, but I wanted to dedicate a spot for it on the blog since this is a question I get all the time. And I totally understand – there are a lot of options. I remember when I first entered the world of trying to figure out which travel system to get and it was…

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Four’s Nursery Photo Tour

I’ve been sitting on these photos for almost two months now, and I apologize I’m just now getting to sitting down and writing this post! But alas, I’m here and we’re doing it! We have been really enjoying his nursery over the last several months and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out. I didn’t start working on it until I was about 6 months pregnant…

Motherhood

Favorite Newborn Products

Four just got to the three-month mark and I thought it might be helpful to share some of my favorite products I’ve used and loved thus far. I know how overwhelming it can feel to be a first-time mom, so I hope this post is helpful and insightful! There are *so* many products out there, it can feel daunting to pick which ones to get! I found it helpful to…

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Ideal Hospital Bag Packing List

As you all know by this point, I didn’t actually get to pack a bag for the hospital since Four came 5 weeks early. I was pretty unprepared when it happened and was only able to grab a few things before rushing to the hospital. I grabbed my phone, a charger, my ID, a blanket and some towels since I was leaking water like crazy. But since having Four, I’ve…

Motherhood

Four’s Birth Story

I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long, but couldn’t seem to find the brain power or focus to actually sit down and do it. And to be honest, I wasn’t sure if it was something I was going to share or that y’all would want to read. But now as a new mom and reading other birth stories, I see how much connection they can bring between…

Motherhood

Nursery Update: What I’ve Ordered So Far

Today is all about baby Four’s nursery and I’m so excited to share it with y’all! To be honest, it’s nowhere near finished, but I’ve been getting lots of questions and I also feel like we’re finally at a point where there are actual updates to share. One of the biggest things we did to transform the space is add the millwork, which I am obsessed with!! And I love…

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Baby Monitor Recommendations From The BTD Community

Hi friends! Ever since moving to Dallas 10 days ago, I have been in full nesting mode –  it feels so good to have the move behind us and finally be able to have a home for all baby’s things! One of the items I haven’t checked off my list though is a baby monitor. There are so many options – each with so many reviews opinions – that it…

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5 Casual Tops I’m Loving Right Now

Hi friends! These tops have been on constant rotation lately as I’ve been in my third trimester. This week, I’m 35 weeks and feeling like clothes are getting harder and harder. I put together a reel on my instagram (been wanting to do that for months!) and I thought it would be easiest to link all the looks in one spot! All these tops are NON maternity but they’ve worked…

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My Go-To Bras During Pregnancy

Hi Friends! I’ve had a few questions from the BTD community about which bras have worked best for me during pregnancy. I struggled to answer this question at first – there are so many options. And bras tend to be such a personal thing – something that works for me, may not work for you. BUT, now that I’m almost eight months into pregnancy, I’ve finally figured out what really…

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The Vibe I’m Going for With the Nursery

I’ve been meaning to put all my thoughts together in a blog post to document my process with getting the nursery ready.  I didn’t get started until pretty in my pregnancy because we weren’t sure where we were going to live. Up until late November, we had so many things were up in the air, so it was hard to make plans.  But now that we know we’ll be in…

Fitness

How I’ve Been Working Out Through My Pregnancy

One of my most frequently asked questions during my pregnancy has definitely been how I’ve been working out throughout. And I totally get why! Working out during pregnancy is something that many people feel differently about – there are so many opinions and lots of guidance on the subject that it can be difficult to navigate.