Have you ever traveled to a new city with your family and had no idea where to start in regards to where to stay, visit, and eat? You and I both know that not every place is exactly kid friendly and Google reviews can be outdated and unreliable. Well, I was recently introduced to a new travel service, MomAboard, that will literally save hours of precious time that you would otherwise spend researching. Servicing multiple locales, Mom Aboard has a designated Mombassador in each city who will create a custom itinerary tailored specifically for your family and travel dates! Each Mombassador is an everyday mom just like you and me who lives in the respective city you plan to visit. She’s got the inside scoop and won’t steer you wrong!

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As I sit here in my driveway on this Labor Day afternoon, watching my youngest splash around in her kiddie pool without a worry in the world, I can’t help but feel a tinge of bittersweet reflection. I live in Atlanta, GA, where summer actually lasts until about mid-October, but there’s something about Labor Day weekend that is symbolic; it’s the end of one season and the beginning of the next.

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Ever since A was born, I remember always wanting her to hit her next milestone. As a new mom, it was always so exciting and I couldn’t wait to see what she would do next. I didn’t rush her by any means (she’s actually always been one to do things on her own time so rushing her wouldn’t have mattered anyway) but with her being my first child, everything was a new experience. She was my big girl. I always knew the time would fly by but I didn’t realize exactly how fast until now.

Now that my baby days are over.

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Y’all! Did you know that Pink Blush doesn’t sell only maternity clothes anymore?! I was so pleasantly surprised to recently learn that they have a huge assortment of super cute, trendy, and flattering women’s clothing as well! They have truly mastered the art of transitional pieces and I was so excited to partner with them for my 5K Giveaway on Instagram (now closed)! They sent me this dress in exchange for my 100% honest review and I have to say that it was so hard to pick because there were so many cute options! I ultimately went with this dress because it’s a versatile wardrobe staple that can easily transition into all seasons.

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Almost 2 weeks ago, this post was promoted on the Huffington Post’s Facebook page. It was a blogging dream-come-true for me. For most bloggers, this is the main goal of being a HuffPost Contributor – to get promoted to one of the main pages and shared on social media in order to ultimately drive traffic to your own site and to be able to say you did it. I’ve had a couple posts shared on social media by Scary Mommy in the past (also a blogging goal of mine) and they were mostly well received with just a few trolls here and there. You can’t please everyone, after all. However, this post seemed to spark outrage in the 100+ FB commenters. I tried to tell myself to stop reading the comments throughout the day but I just couldn’t.

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One of the things I hated about breastfeeding was not having a lot of nursing tops – they were overpriced and not very cute. The struggle was real for me because I don’t like to spend a lot on clothes. I prefer quantity/variety over high-priced labels. I say all that to say that I wish I would have found Marie Nohr Designs before now! We connected on Instagram and not only does she design, hand-make (handmade in the USA!), and sell cute, comfy nursing tops, she’s super sweet and so hardworking as well! She sent me a couple of her tops in exchange for my honest review. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for a coupon code and giveaway information!

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I held you too long today.
I had toys to pick up, lunch to eat, dishes to do, and my hair to wash/dry.
But, I held you too long.
The weight of your sleeping body in my arms coupled with the sound of your breathing made it impossible to put you down.
So, I held you too long.

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I’ve been seeing these super cute off-shoulder tops all season but hesitated to buy one because, for someone with a small frame, I have horrible posture and broad shoulders. I totally thought the off-shoulder look would make me look like a hunchback linebacker. However, my SIL had a super cute one on one day and it inspired me to copy her get one for myself.

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