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I love watching this little girl grow. This photo was just taken in early October and she's already a completely different child now. She's running, talking, and has all the best dance moves. She has a favorite stuffed animal, favorite foods and loves to read books. She knows all of her body parts as well as a few animals and what they say.  She knows people's names and can recognize a photo of them on the wall. This child is so bright and so beautiful and there's nothing I love more than being her mom 😍
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I love watching this little...

Anyone else dreaming of summertime yet? Because I am 😂  it's our first winter in Maine in the longest time and I must say I'm very much missing the sunshine and warm weather of California right about now 😭
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Anyone else dreaming of summertime...

Today was a big day. Today, I ended my 19+ months of being "just" a stay-at-home mom and blogger and officially went back to work outside the home. Last month, I officially accepted a position as a Behavioral Health Professional, working with kids with behavioral issues and disabilities and today I had my first full day away from Allie. While I missed her terribly, it was so refreshing to have the opportunity to talk to and work with other adults for the first time in 2.5 years. I’m so incredibly excited for this opportunity and to start making a difference in these families’ lives. HUGE huge thank you to my husband for being the stay-at-home parent this month and another huge thank you to my sisters (@alexvic3179 and @kendalanne4), Zack’s mom (@mbartlett28) and anyone else who may be watching Allie in order to allow me to go back to work and pursue this dream. 😍
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Today was a big day....

Lately, I've become obsessed with the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. My skin is so acne prone these days and this lotion dries them right up overnight. It's become one of my holy grail beauty products. Check out the blog for five more of my holy grail beauty products! {link in the bio}
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Lately, I've become obsessed with...

Exploring the Old Port today with @autumnbellefleur. I love that all the Christmas decor is still up 😍
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Exploring the Old Port today...

Because sometimes mama needs some alone time 👌🏻😂 after a crazy busy past few days, I’m so happy to be spending this next hour in the tub, enjoying some much needed silence...well, until the munchkin wakes up from her nap and ruins it 😂 #momlife how are you de-stressing from the holidays? •
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Because sometimes mama needs some...

I swear Christmas is 10x more magical when you have little ones 😍  our little family couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas this year👌🏻
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I swear Christmas is 10x...

This is the first Christmas Allie got to leave out cookies and milk for Santa 😍 so excited to have this tradition with her every year! •
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How To Thrive As A Work-At-Home Mom

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There are a lot of reasons why moms may choose to work from home. For me, it was the simple fact that I wanted to be home with our daughter. Not only that, but childcare here in San Diego is INSANE. Between the money and the lack of time with our daughter, it just made so much more …

10 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid

It was just over two years ago that I quit my job as a preschool teacher and started to focus on this blog full-time. Since then, I’ve watched this blog grow into my full-time business and one of my biggest accomplishments so far in my 25 years of life. As someone who always wants to grow and improve, I spend a lot of time analyzing this blog and my various social media channels …

Pros and Cons to Using Social Media For Your Business

Being a blogger, the choice on whether or not to use social media to grow my site (and my business) has always been an easy one. In fact, I actually didn’t even think twice when I opened up my various social media accounts and began setting them up. But while there are tons of great reasons out there to use social media for your business, I’ve come to notice that there …

How To Grow Your Blog With Google Analytics

As a blogger, the use of analytics tools is so important to driving traffic to my site and making connections within the blogging community. While most social media platforms have their own analytics dashboard for users to look at, I’m a big fan of Google Analytics. When I started blogging, I had set up Google Analytics and then really never gave it the time of day. I’d occasionally check in on it to …

Blog Smarter, Not Harder: My Top Social Media Tools For Bloggers

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I’m a strong believer in making investments in your blog or business in order to grow and get to where you want it to be. While I’ve made a ton of investments in this blog since I first started it, some of the best investments I’ve made are in my social media tools and scheduling apps. Consistency is so important on your social media …

Everything You Need To Know About Sponsored Posts

‘Sponsored post’ is a phrase that is commonly used in the blogging community. Many bloggers do sponsored posts at one point or another as a way to monetize their sites while some have no idea what a sponsored post is or how to obtain them. When I started blogging, this was my very first form of monetization. I still remember getting my first email containing a sponsored opportunity. I hadn’t been blogging long …

How To Grow Your Blog With Pinterest

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As a blogger, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to grow my site and drive new traffic to it. I’m sure many of you who are also bloggers and business owners do this as well. Well recently, I’ve completely fallen in love with Pinterest. Actually, …

How to Plan Out Your Editorial Calendar For The Entire Year

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This past week, I spent a few hours putting together my editorial calendar for the entire year. Of course this is a rough calendar and it’s very likely that I’ll make changes as I go, but it makes my year so much easier when all of my blog content is already planned out in advance. This only took me a couple of hours to …

8 Investments to Make In Your Blog This Year

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The new year is right around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about updating our goals. In the new year, I plan to make a ton more investments in my blog. I’m one of those people who believe that you have to spend money in order to make money. I didn’t notice big changes in my traffic or income until I …

How To Spring Clean Your Social Media Accounts

Happy April!  I cannot believe it’s April already.  A few weeks ago, I shared a post on how to spring clean your blog and it really got me thinking about the many ways you can spring clean your social media as well.  I love spring cleaning and your social media could probably use some spring cleaning as well.  These tips are for everyone whether you’re cleaning up your personal accounts or …

8 WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  As some of you may have noticed, my blog went through yet another rebrand last night.  I know I just did this about a month ago, but something just wasn’t working for me.  I was on Etsy, fell in love with this theme and ten minutes later, I was typing in my debit card information and downloading the content.  Horrible, I know.  I should really work …

10 Ways To Spring Clean Your Blog

It’s almost springtime which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning our lives.  I love spring cleaning.  I know.  It’s weird.  But I’m typically a clean and organized person so it’s refreshing to do one big clean up a couple times a year.  It’s nice to get rid of things I don’t need anymore and really downsize my belongings if possible.  And if you’re a blogger, then this would be a …

10 Elements Of A Kick-Ass Blog

As someone who wants to take her blog to the next level, I spend a lot of time analyzing my blog to see what exactly works and what doesn’t.  I have so many plans for my little blog and I want it to be the best that it can possibly be.  I want it to grow a lot this year and be bigger and better than ever at the start of 2017.  I …

10 Things Every Girl Boss Needs to be Successful

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This past year, I’ve been working hard at this whole blogging/self-employment thing.  I went from having a full-time preschool job to a work from home job that I absolutely love.  It’s been such a challenge and so much work to build my little business, but its ‘s …

Improve Your Blog TODAY With These 10 Easy Tasks

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It’s a brand new year which means it’s time to start looking over our blogs and finding places where we can improve them. Keeping up with blog maintenance is key to keeping your site running smoothly and efficiently. Because of this, it’s important to do a routine audit of your blog once a month or once every couple of months to check for any …