Organize your way to less stress!

As a busy mom of three young kids, organizing everything is only a dream of mine! I partnered up with Neat Method Charlotte and they helped create a couple of spaces for us in our house that I could only have dreamed of!

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Austin Payne
My best postpartum advice!

Ahhh, the joys of postpartum! It's such a glamorous stage of life, am I right? Haha. It may be so far from glamorous, but I will have to say that this was my third time in this stage. I felt ready to welcome and embrace it as best as I could this time. I made sure to have zero expectations with not only my body but with things that were happening all around me. I wanted to try to just rest and heal (the best I could with two toddlers), and enjoy my new baby girl. I know everyone says this from your Grandma to the lady in the grocery store, but wow it really goes fast! The newborn/postpartum stage goes SO fast! So enjoy those baby snuggles, sleepless nights, (Okay maybe not the sleepless nights), the smells, the sounds. In a blink of an eye, they will be older and annoying, I mean joyful. So truly soak up all the cuddles and tiny little fingers that wrap around yours.

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We have survived almost three weeks as a family of FIVE! Sometimes my husband and I look at each other in disbelief that we have three children. And just laugh...

Our little Lilah is an amazingly calm baby girl. I hope I'm not jinxing that by writing this very line. She is absolutely a gift and we have all been enjoying her and those newborn snuggles. The kids LOVE her. It's been so much fun to watch! They are both so helpful, especially my daughter. And they truly want to help with her. They got to feed her for the first time in the pictures above, and they were SO excited.

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My thoughts on maternity photos

I can't believe my little Lilah girl is already two weeks old! So this makes this post and these pictures extra special and why I want to share my thoughts on Maternity Photos.

This pregnancy was the first time I actually took some maternity photos. I remember thinking with my previous two, will I really want pictures of my bump? I'm here to tell all of you, if you like being pregnant or not, you WILL want some bump photos of yourself. I didn't want anything over the top or fake, I just wanted a few simple photos of me and my belly. Dani Nicole Photography listened to exactly what I wanted and envisioned. Per usual. It was an impromptu session, and I had asked her if she could just do a simple silhouette of me and my girl. Looking at the black and white silhouette photo brings tears to my eyes a little bit.  I'm so thankful I have this photo. I'm 99.9 percent positive this was my last pregnancy, (please god), so I'm so grateful to have captured this time in my life. So ladies, yes! Take those photos. You will want to capture that special time in your life. Even if you feel like crap for 9 months like me.

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Summer Maternity Wardrobe with only 10 pieces!

I put this little maternity summer capsule together because I truly do NOT like buying a lot of maternity clothes during my pregnancies. Maternity clothing can be very expensive, and we all know we don't wear it forever! But we get to a point in our pregnancy where most of the time we have no other choice! haha! So I like to have just a couple staples like shorts and jeans, leggings, and a t-shirt/tank to make due! Then you could add a few other things to the capsule, that don't necessarily have to be maternity but can definitely make you still feel comfortable and stylish. Summer is extremely hot to be 9 months pregnant, whew, but it's also easy to get away with a few easy styles that aren't maternity!

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