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Friday, May 27, 2016

The saying “It’s the longest shortest time,” could not feel any more true a statement when you are a parent of a three-nager. Full of energy, wonder, emotions, and imagination, my once itty bitty baby boy turned three-years-old in April. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating his first birthday.

And, on the topic of birthdays, my little lass is turning one in a mere handful of days. My days have been long, but man, these past three years - and especially this past year - have been SHORT! Where does the time go?

I can hear my mom’s voice in my head…“Just you wait, soon you’ll be touring universities, helping with applications and sending your little lad and lass off to college for their own momentous endeavors.”

Exciting? Yes! Cheap? No!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fun fact: Tulips are my favorite flower. They are one of the first brilliantly beautiful flowers to blossom in the spring, here in Rhode Island it happens generally right near my birthday (which is a mere week away!)

I've always adored the gorgeous tulip festival pictures, and learned that there are even festivals like that here in the United States. The photographs that people are able to capture at these events are just breathtaking. 

Last week I learned that Rhode Island had it's very own pick your own tulip farm  - called Wicked Tulips - and I knew I needed to check it out!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This post was sponsored by Baby’s Journey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. 
I received complimentary merchandise to facilitate my review.

Right now, my husband and I are severely sleep deprived. My darling little lass, who is just shy of 11 months, has been teething for what feels like months on end. The latest tooth has been taking it's sweet time, and my baby girl has been drooling, miserable, and not sleeping well for about 2 weeks now. We are all exhausted, and I swear, if my head weren't attached, I would lose it.

I lose most things when I'm sleep deprived. Honestly I do.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tips on how to get Mom in the Picture has been written by myself, and all opinions are my own. 
My blog has been compensated for this post by Collective Bias, Inc. and it's advertiser. 
#MyMederma #CollectiveBias

One of the biggest tips I always suggest to fellow parents is to take pictures of their tiny babies - as frequently as they can.  If you have ever checked out my Instagram feed, you'll see that I practice this habit quite frequently.

Taking pictures of my little lad when he was a tiny baby battling wretched colic helped me greatly. I wish I could say it kept me sane, but I've already told you that I ended up being diagnosed with severe postpartum depression. One of the ways I healed was through photography.

I told myself that the memories of screaming fits, sleepless nights, and tear streaked faces would become a blurry memory one day. I also told myself, that if I photographed the GOOD times, the happy times, the precious times and the milestones - that THOSE would be remembered much more.

Those are the photographs that I can pass down to my children, and I am so thankful that I decided to up my photography game.  I have continued to take a great deal of photos of my children, and now have two beautiful babies to photograph.

But I've given myself a new challenge this year, not only to document my kids, but to start taking pictures of myself more as well.


Monday, April 4, 2016

Today's Easy Crown Braid tutorial post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #WholeBlends #CollectiveBias

There are certain things that physically stand out about me to people, besides being tall.

I have a ton of freckles, and even a big one on my nose. His name Spot.  (I wish I were kidding.)

My eyes seem to change color, and vary between blue and green, with either a yellow or orange center.

And I've had long dark hair.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I believe one of the greatest gifts I could ever give my children is a sibling. I am so fortunate to have two siblings myself, and I am thrilled that my little lad and lass will have each other in this crazy journey called life.

Having siblings can sometimes be difficult, as many of us know.

The rivalries, spats, jealousy, and other tough situations only siblings can truly understand can be taxing on a family. So, to set ourselves up for success, I've decided to make my children a promise.

I promise to help them have a strong relationship.


Monday, March 28, 2016

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

We've had a rough week in the Larsen household. For some reason, my little lad, who is two weeks shy of three years old, has decided to bite his baby sister - twice.