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It is hard to believe that just two weeks ago I was sitting at home and having my first contraction for what would be a truly wild ride. 14 days later, I’m here with a newborn sleeping soundly beside me as I sit and wonder over the details of the birth story and how God […]

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Motherhood

Crew’s Birth Story – A Precipitous Delivery

It’s 4:30pm. You and your kids haven’t left your house all day. Naturally, the place looks like a tornado hit, you haven’t brushed your teeth, you’re still in the same shirt you were wearing yesterday (because sleeping in the same shirt you wore for the day is a total reality!), and your kids are covered […]

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Motherhood

The Every Mom’s Guide to The 30 Minute Hustle

  I’m officially 28 weeks pregnant with Mini Mart III (aka our third baby!) and decided I am going to take a REAL maternity leave (gasp!) from my small business.   For our first two babies, I *tried* to prepare to step away from the biz, but I was still connected to emails and deadlines […]

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Motherhood

Maternity Leave: What You Need to do First to Prepare Your Business

If you have ever read the book, Love Does, by Bob Goff, you might remember a powerful quote, “The battle of our hearts are fought on the pages of our calendars.” And it is often true. But recently I have found the battle for my heart is not within my calendar pages. In fact, I […]

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Motherhood

The iPhone Screen Battle of My Heart

I realize there is a time and place for professionalism. To separate family life and work, but things just really aren’t that way for me day in and day out. After six years trying to fit the mold, I am embracing mompreneur. I guess I should back up a little bit and explain. When Jeremy and […]

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Embracing Mompreneur and Chasing Two Dreams

As many of you know, I was adopted at just three days old. Often I get asked if I ever plan to meet my biological mother. The short answer? I don’t. I have a full life. A good life! It’s never really been something that I wonder about. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think of her […]

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Motherhood

Thank You For Giving Me It All | A Letter to My Biological Mom

Recently I have had the honor of filling out a couple interviews for upcoming features on blogs who speak to the heart of running a small creative business. At first I was shocked that someone would want to feature me (ha!) and then came this feeling of anxiety that I am really no model for the […]

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#mompreneur Confessions & A love letter to the entrepreneur at heart who is choosing to be mom first

Sweet baby girl Esley turned 5 months this month and I am over here thinking… Is this real life? How has 5 months passed? Well I just don’t know, but what I do know is that it is high time I show you the details of her fun, colorful and bright nursery design! I really […]

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Motherhood

Esley’s Modern, Bright and Colorful Girl Nursery!

  HOW TO STYLE YOUR OWN FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT Martin Family  Photos | As Seen on 100 Layer Cakelet For the 2014 Holiday Season I knew I wanted to do something a little more fun than the traditional green and red holiday pictures. I wanted to see lots of color… because let’s face it… I am […]

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Motherhood

Styling Your Family Photos for Foolproof Fun Photos with Toddlers!

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