How To Take A 5 Year Old To NYC | New Mom Series

What a crazy title, right? To this family…life is an ADVENTURE! We had a rough time a couple of months ago and sitting (well, laying, with a neck brace and tears pouring down my face) in that ambulance with those two little girls to my left and right I made a promise. Actually, I think…

Four Lessons From Our Car Accident | New Mom Series

I’m definitely not ready to blog about the whole accident and experience, but I have been thinking about what I am SO glad to know now, as a parent, after this experience. I can handle talking about that part and sharing what I feel like could help or serve other parents and families so we’re…

The Number One Way We Made Life Easier | New Mom Series

Life is absolutely like swimming in the ocean. It’s still sometimes. So still that you can think so clearly, you can dream, you’re level-headed and you’re really able to keep up with the tides. Then it gets a little choppier, but you kind of hang on and adjust because you know it’ll be still again…

The Saddest Conversation | New Mom Series

I am finding that I’m literally growing as a mother with all of our clients, colleagues and absolutely incredible blog and social media followers. I came to you all as a pregnant brand new business owner who started her business and family the same year. It was scary, it was SO full of what-ifs and…

Will You Watch This Blog, Autumn? | New Mom Series

I hope one day you like this little AJ. You are our world. Thank God you came into this family and made it complete, we are smitten with your sweet little soul 🙂     xoxo, Want to keep up with an Outer Banks mama of three sweet (and oh so wild!) little girls shooting…

A Year With Three Girls Four and Under | The Biggest Challenges

Please believe me when I say I love my girls before you dive into this post…because I, truly from the bottom of my heart, love and appreciate the heck out of them, but talking about my personal struggles as a parent with three of them so close in age and having a rough year may sound…

I’m Sorry I Yelled | New Mom Series

I’m so sorry I yelled earlier. I didn’t mean to yell again, I’m so sorry honey. Mike…I am so sick of yelling. LOUD, angry, snappy yelling. Mean comments. Cuts, burns, digs. At my own little kids. How does it come to this sometimes? For about a month I’ve been doing great…however, if you saw me earlier…

My Selfish Problem | Motherhood

I’ve been debating for so long on whether or not to share this but then when I finally got an indication that this is truly a helpful and relatable topic with other moms, I felt like the green light was right in my face..telling me GO, it’s time to share this and don’t wait another minute. This…

Sticky Note Jerk | New Mom Series

I have this daughter that is virtually a clone of me…and that’s not always such a cute thing. Camryn Mae Hedgepeth was born extremely Type A, high achieving, free spirited and creative and with a work ethic that tops anything I’ve ever seen before. She has tasks to do, things to make and she’s very…

Planes + Pumping | New Mom Series

Key West, New York, Georgia, British Virgin Islands…I’ve lugged a breast pump and these hard working ladies on a LOT of trips, haha! I’m feeling seasoned in the traveling-pumping-mom department enough to be able to share a good blog post worth of ideas and tips for those who needs to hop on a plane and…

Cammy’s Real Job | New Mom Series

I will never forget the day I met her. I had waited and enjoyed big old contractions for a while before having to be wheeled to the OR for a c-section to bring her into this world, and then just like that…she was in my arms. I may have still been slightly drugged holding her in…

Three Reasons Mamas Need A FitBit! | Mermaid Mama Gets Fit

When I first learned about what a FitBit was…it was at the Pursuit Conference with my friends Amanda and Erika while we were on our way hopping planes to get there. When they explained to me what it tracked and why they liked it, I was SOLD. Honestly for me, living in this overly technological…