A Life That’s Good | Life By The Sea

You’re going to get a shot at what you want your life to be like at some point. Have you ever heard the opening dialogue for the movie The Choice based on the Nicholas Sparks novel? Yeah…he’s right.¬†He’s always right, my boy Nick ūüôā¬†Haha! But really, the truth is that it’s just a series of…

How We Moved To Our Dream Location | Outer Banks

They say if you get more than three emails about it, BLOG about it! Well, in that case… I’m WAY late on this one, pals! We love this question because we know when someone is asking…¬†they’re chasing a dream. We’re believers in that. If you don’t already know this about us…we are VERY big advocates…

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…

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…

Bending Down | New Mom Series

We just got back from a really surprisingly successful trip to Front Porch Cafe with some of our favorite people, the McKeag family! They have two little girls our girls ages and a new baby on the way and we are so so happy for them!! We also appreciate people we can hang out with…

Gypsies Only | Outer Banks

If I get the same message more than once, I usually end up turning into a blog post..and this week I was asked the same question back to back and decided that this NEEDED to be a blog post…so here goes! Here’s our “how to” on moving to the Outer Banks, by the Hedgepeth family!…

Autumn’s Birth Video | Life By The Sea

I can’t even begin to describe how it feels when Jeremy and Ashley Mitchell drop one of these videos in your lap. On both occasions, Mike and I had been having exceptionally rough weeks and then Jeremy floats in with a text that says oh here you go pal! And our world is right again,…

Impatience Correlation | New Mom Series

I think I’ve mentioned this before in blogs but the truth is that I REALLY need to stop everything I’m doing lately and heed my own words. Gosh,¬†the past week has just been insane..I have lost my patience three¬†major times with the girls and I feel absolutely and positively terrible. Not like oh I shouted…

I’ll Never Be Cool | Life By The Sea

I feel like that title alone makes people say…okay, what’s your point? Tell us something we don’t know. It’s not news, I’ve NEVER been “cool” and it makes me slightly go into giggle fits when people say anything of the sort to me. That snort laugh kind of a thing you expect from a Drew…

All The Last Firsts | New Mom Series

I have to admit although we are doing great lately, feeling really well adjusted (except the usual colds, allergies, etc going on) — I am slightly¬†having a hard time with something. Every time a milestone is reached with Autumn, I’m so so so proud, and then I just burst into tears. She’s grabbing things and…

What to Bring & Girlfriend Time in the ER | New Mom Series

What an unexpected place to find quality time with your daughter, right!? But honestly, after going to Urgent Care yesterday, missing school, trying desperately to figure out what’s going on with Cammy breaking out ALL over the place in itching welts and red patches..we ended up having a pretty good time in the Outer Banks…

Six Ways to Survive The Stomach Flu as a Family | New Mom Series

It happened. We have been through so many little colds and aches together as a family of four before Autumn arrived but then the stomach bug hit our family of FIVE, with three kids four and under. I’m not gonna pretend I got through this looking pretty, people. It was ATROCIOUS. The advice will be…