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i get by with a little help

Going from being a mama of one to a mama of two has meant some big changes for our family. One of the biggest adjustments has been not only accepting, but ASKING for help from others. Raising two little girls is a big job, and I don't pretend to be able to do it alone. … Continue Reading →

everly: 5 months

baby at five months

FIVE months! The past five months with Everly Grace have just flown by. I feel like I'm finally getting to "know" her, and she has just the absolute sweetest, most mellow little soul. She's been teething like crazy the past few weeks and seems to be battling some sort of sinus crud currently. We're heading to [...]

buybuy baby babyhood

I'm so excited to tell you all about a new partnership here on Makingmine! I recently teamed up with buybuy BABY as part of their babyhood Influencer Network. I've always been a huge fan of buybuy BABY, and now as a mama with two little girls, smack dab in the middle of my own journey through parenthood, [...]

preparing your child for a live show

**Keep reading till the end for a grooooovy giveaway ;) Hello and happy Monday! If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that this weekend Eleanor went to her first performance at The Rose Theater (a local children's theater here in Omaha). Pete the Cat: The Musical was a wonderful introduction to everything The [...]

everly: 4 months

baby monthly calendar shot four months

My sweet Everly turned 4 months on August 26th. I'm not counting this post as late because her 4 month doctor's appointment is today! ;) If I had to sum up baby Evie in one word it's HAPPY! I know I say it all the time, but she is seriously the most content baby ever. [...]

fall fresh start

fall fresh start

For many families, the back to school season is like a brand new January 1st. Summer is winding down, and it's time to start a new routine. And even though my girls aren't school age yet, transition is in the air. My husband recently started a new job and will be working remotely from his [...]

don't let anybody tell you it's not important

When I was expecting baby #2 (who we now lovingly know as Everly), a lot of second time parents gave me advice. Most of it was along the lines of, "you'll realize that nothing you thought was important with your first child is important for the second." I was told everything from decorating a nursery [...]

everly: 3 months

monthly baby growth photos 3 months

I'm a little (well, a lot) late with Everly's 3 month post - maybe I just don't want to admit that my baby is growing up so fast! She continues to be the easiest baby - incredibly HAPPY and full of joy! She totally goes with the flow to keep up with our busy family. [...]

tom and chee omaha

Last week I had the opportunity to try one of Omaha's newest restaurants, Tom+Chee! And to be totally honest, I've already been back three times…. 3! I first saw Tom+Chee on an episode of Shark Tank (total Friday night guilty pleasure), so I was super excited to hear that the franchise was expanding into Omaha. [...]

top 5 yoga poses for breastfeeding moms

Like many mamas, I've had varying degrees of back pain since having baby Everly (well, since getting pregnant really). The demands of motherhood can do a number on our bodies, and I know breastfeeding is partly to blame. I spend countless hours hunched over trying to get in a good position for Everly to nurse. My [...]

101 ways to use huggies wipes

As a mom, you quickly learn that toddlers are basically tiny, adorable tornados of messes. Eleanor is constantly making mini catastrophes for me to clean up, so I'm always reaching for a package of wipes. Lately my little mess maker has been more than happy to help clean up - "wipe please Mom!" Sometimes I swear [...]

a bridal fiesta

bridal fiesta

Happy Monday! It's a rainy day here in Omaha - maybe it will help cut some of this crazy heat! We had an awesome weekend back in Iowa! We road tripped to my parents' house on Saturday before heading into Des Moines on Sunday morning. My best friend from high school is getting married this [...]

7 reasons you should try infant massage

I did infant massage with Eleanor when she was little, but it's a routine I haven't started with baby Everly yet. After talking to Taron (our FAVORITE yoga instructor at Mommy Fitness who is also a Licensed Massage Therapist) about the benefits of infant massage, I'm definitely making it a priority again!  Just 15 minutes a [...]


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