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Sometimes you just need a girl’s night out. Whether it’s been a long few days chasing littles or a stressful week at work, decompressing with your group of besties can fix it all. Here are five ideas for the next girl’s night out.

1. Host a wine-tasting party: If you feel like staying in or decompressing in the convenience of you or your bestie’s home, hosting a wine party is a sure way to sip the stress away. Read more…

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We had the best time visiting Dana and Jake last weekend in Charleston! It was great to catch up, explore their beautiful city, and relax on the beach. Beach vacations look a little different now with a full blown toddler. It’s a lot more action and a little less relaxation. But, the essentials don’t change much. We are heading to VA for a couple weeks to visit my parents, and here’s what I’m packing for my beach day essentials.

1. Beach Towel – a great quality beach towel can add a little luxury to the beach. I love this Aussie-brand, Sunnylife, option in a great geometric print.
2. Sunglasses – a must have for avoiding the rays. The mirrored lenses that made their appearance last year are still hot this season. Free People has some great affordable options, but I’m loving these from J.Crew.
3. Tunic – this is the perfect accessory to throw on over a suit and still look put together enough to stop for lunch afterwards or the market to grab ingredients for dinner in.
4. Swimsuit – it wouldn’t be a beach vaca without one!  Read more…

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Can’t get enough of these summer days around here. We’ve been busy with traveling and beach days and outdoor dinners…

Blake and Jack being adorable on Mother’s Day.
Summertime breakfast.
Jake and the girls, soaking up a Friday night playing in the backyard.
Porter is turning into a real, true beach bum and I couldn’t be prouder. Read more…

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Body image is one of the biggest things girls deal with growing up. Having two little girls of my own, body image and how to help them grow up with a healthy view of themselves, is something I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and reading about. The difference between a life where you love yourself and a life where you are in constant dissatisfaction or comparison to others can
be night and day. I think every human will wrestle with loving and accepting themselves fully, but I believe the way a child is raised, specifically girls, can make a big impact. So, here is a little list of ideas and thoughts to help raise a daughter who loves herself. Some of these ideas are original and some come from things I’ve read from other amazing mom’s out there.

1. Don’t talk negatively about your body in front of your daughter (or ever for that matter). Your words carry a lot of weight, and will stick with her- especially your speculation and comments on your own physical appearance. It’s already deep within your daughter to be aware of how she Read more…

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