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Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

As a mom, I know how overwhelming it can be to shop for all the perfect items you need for your baby and yourself. I’ve teamed up with some amazing shops and bloggers to bring you a sweet giveaway to ease some of that stress! […]

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

A few weeks back I did a shoot with the wonderful Erin K. Photo for Mother’s Day.  I joined in with my dear friend Lily from Not That Cool Mom and Madelyn Jewell Floral. I think it’s so important to have pictures WITH your kids, […]

5 Tips For Healing Emotional Paper Cuts

5 Tips For Healing Emotional Paper Cuts

Let me just start out by saying this: I believe that people are good. I believe that the majority of us just want to live the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I believe that most people don’t […]

Birth Mother’s Day

Birth Mother’s Day

Today is a very special holiday to me. It’s not on the calendar, it’s not being advertised on TV. In fact, most people don’t even know about this holiday. Today is Birth Mother’s Day. My Birth daughter Leilah just celebrated her 7th birthday last week […]

Life is Tough, But So Are You

Life is Tough, But So Are You

  “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” ― Barry Finlay People are amazing. They are capable of more than they could ever imagine. I hear all the time: “I could never do that” or “I’m not strong enough.” I’m here to […]

Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu My husband is awesome. He still gives be butterflies. He makes me laugh every day. I can’t believe I’m the one lucky enough to kiss him goodnight and […]

Max’s Birth Story

Max’s Birth Story

Baby Max is nearly 7 months old, so naturally in true Melinda fashion, I have procrastinated writing his birth story until now! It’s so fun to go back and remember that beautiful day. His pregnancy had been high risk, like all of my other pregnancies. […]

Welcome!

Welcome!

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Here I will be posting about a whole bunch of things including, but not limited to: Parenting, fashion, fitness and updates of my life and little family. Thanks for reading, and I hope you […]