I have been anticipating putting my boys together in a room for months now and knew that I wanted to make a shared Star Wars room as my boys are both obsessed with Star Wars. In fact, my two year old will wake up singing the Darth Vader theme song and will often sing it […]

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  Books can have a powerful impact on us – from how we think to how we interact with people. They can be used for therapy, and open up completely new worlds to us.   One of my favorite things about books is how they can immerse you in an atmosphere and a mood so […]

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Hi! I’m Alli from Cupcake Diaries and I’m thrilled to be participating in the My Mommy Style Summer Learning Series for a second year in a row. I have three boys and they love talking about the weather and checking it every day. So when I made Sunshine Pancakes for them they were pretty excited. […]

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    We have been long time fans of The Leonardo and all of their special exhibits and summer camps! Today we are excited to let you know about their first ever in-house exhibit that will be around for a few years! In the past The Leonardo has featured “traveling exhibits” that come and go like Body […]

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Now that summer is here, you may feel like throwing a BBQ party in your backyard. You don’t have to be an expert in grilling in order to make your event one that the neighbors will talk about for the rest of the season. You just need to make the right preparations so you role […]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Chinet® brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Eating healthy just got even easier with these delicious Strawberry Chicken Basil Kabobs! There is a restaurant close to my husband’s work that makes turkey sandwiches made with balsamic vinegar glaze that I absolutely adore. I […]

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We are so excited to have our friend, Emily from The Benson Street here today to share an awesome craft and activity for your kids. These insect puzzles are SO fun! My kids would go crazy for these and they look so easy to make. We think Emily is one creative and talented lady and […]

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Preparing for a natural birth can be daunting, even when you have delivered naturally successfully before. It can be unsettling mostly because every baby is different, every mother is different, and every birth brings it’s own tale; one that remains with you as a mother forever. You may forget what you were wearing, your favorite […]

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  • July 11, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Sydney Fashion Hunter - Congratulations! He is such a cutie ???? So true that as a Mum you never forget the births of your babies!ReplyCancel

    • July 15, 2016 - 11:37 am

      Camille Walker - Right!? It is one of those “seared into your brain” kind of moments. Good thing the pain is so easily forgotten! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2016 - 7:22 pm

    Jensyn - THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful experience! you’re so right about how you never forget a birth or your own baby. I was reliving my own as I was reading yours. It is very comforting, knowing that there are women who can give birth naturally- for the most part pain free! I was not prepared to do a natural birth for my first baby – we’ll see about the future 😉

    but I wanted to say biggest CONGRATULATIONS on Jensen, what a cutie. what a blessing to have a sweet new spirit in the home 🙂

    xo, JensynReplyCancel

    • July 15, 2016 - 11:36 am

      Camille Walker - You are so sweet! I am so glad you felt that way after reading my post because I want that message out there that it doesn’t have to be terrifying and scary! I am glad I was able to experience birth in different ways and build up to this approach. It made it possible to understand my pain tolerance, the way my body reacts to labor, and that I kind of knew what to expect.

      If you do ever consider it and have any questions I would be happy to answer them!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2016 - 8:36 pm

    Jenna - Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful story!!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.comReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2016 - 9:33 pm

    Carolyn - I can’t IMAGINE a virtually pain-free birth! I think I got this information six kids too late. This is awesome.ReplyCancel

    • July 15, 2016 - 11:34 am

      Camille Walker - Ha ha! I literally laughed out loud at this! And wow! Six kids, my hat is off to you! I am so impressed by everything you share online about parenting and love watching you from the virtual sidelines now. You are an awesome mom.ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2016 - 10:22 pm

    Beverly - Loved reading this! It’s true how natural birth is still daunting even after you’ve done it before! I’m pregnant with our second baby and sometimes I lie awake at night just thinking about labor and how much it hurt. My husband and I took Bradley classes to prepare for “game day” and everything went well! But yeah, the pain is crazy! I’m contemplating on wether or not I should try hypnobirthing this time around. This video, especially the clips of you in labor, may have been my push to research more! Incredible 🙂ReplyCancel

    • July 15, 2016 - 11:33 am

      Camille Walker - I cannot tell you how much of a difference it made when I prepped this way! I wish you all the best with your birthing day, there really is nothing in the world like it. And thank you for reading and sharing your support!ReplyCancel

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