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Being a mom isn’t easy. Combine that with supporting your man, tackling your career goals, and just being a woman (that’s enough in itself), you’ve got a recipe for stress. These posts will help you juggle it all, and make it look easy!

SEASONS GREETINGS!! OUR CHRISTMAS CARDS <3

christmas cards

“What if Christmas, he thought, didn’t come from a store. What if Christmas perhaps means a little bit more!” -Dr. Seuss

 

The feeling I got when I saw this year’s Christmas cards… literally unreal. It’s our First Christmas!! Well, not mine, but ours as a fam-bam.
 
I shared with you that I was looking for the perfect design for this epic occasion. I also shared our ammmmmazzzzing Christmas photoshoot in that post, so goooo check it out! Stat. But as I was saying, this is a HUGE deal!! (Big J disagrees, of course. Hah!) But seriously, this is the very first Christmas. First joyous memories. This is beautiful. I don’t care what he says!
 
Can you tell I’m a bit excited?
 
So when I asked LivToCreate Designs to create something special for me, I knew I was in the right hands! If a picture says a million words, these Christmas cards say 492743023978268.
 
And sending them out is half the fun! Call me crazy, but I was high-key excited to sit down with my cup o’ nog (while watching 25 days of Christmas on ABC #tradition) to sign and address dozens of cards. Presh!

 
baby toes
 

What are your favorite holiday traditions?

 

A little fun fact bout me: I’m such a little kid when it comes to Christmas and all it’s shenanigans. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!! T minus 2 days! Eeeekkk! xo Chels

 

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TT.18 | MY BABIESSSS + HOLIDAY CARD IDEAS


“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” – Ecclesiastes 3:11
 
girls side by side
Photography: JMcKeel

 

I know I killed you earlier this week with that little snippet of our Christmas photo shoot huh? But, you can’t hate me! I just love these photos!!
 
Can you tell I was going for the ‘we woke up like dis’ #flawless look on Christmas morning. Totally pulled it off. ;)

 
james and girls
family collage
layla laughing

[umm. precious much?]

giving ornament to layla
layla playing
mommie collage
socks
girls smiling

Mommie: LONG JANE PJS | SOCKS
Wee: JOLLY ONESIE | NICE ONESIE | HAT

 

All these pictures are so stinkin’ adorable! I can’t choose which one’s I want to use for our Christmas cards!!
 
And speaking of Christmas cards, I need to get some made. Like yesterday. Here’s a couple of the ideas I’ve been looking at. I think you’ll like them too!

 




card collage
FIRST NOEL | MERRY N BRIGHT
BELIEVE | HAPPY HOLIDAYS
JOY | WHITE CHRISTMAS

 

Make sure you check out these holiday cards and more at ZAZZLE.COM! They have everything you need for your holiday shopping! Use promo code: ZAZCYBERWEEK to get up to 60% off your purchase. Only through this Friday!!

 

Tell me, which card do you like the best? Which photos should I use? Do you have any cute holiday card ideas?

 

I reallllllly wanna know what you guys think! Let me know soon so I can get these cards out!
 
Share your Christmas photos with me on Instagram! Use #MWinsider so I can see all your beautiful faces! With Love, M&W.
 
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LET’S PRESS REWIND FOR A SEC… OCTOBER IN A MINUTE.

day in the life

I feel like October always goes by suuuper quickly. Especially this year. Maybe because I’m a mom now, but I feel like it literally passed by in the blink of an eye. Now, it’s time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then the year will be over!! Umm, what?! Is this for real?
 
granddaddy
[Visit family. I’m in love with this.]
 
birthday celebration
[Birthday shenanigans. Gotta love blurry, poorly lit photos after a few shots of tequila.]
 
maxs brunch
[Brunch | Fried Egg Sammie with Gruyere and black truffle aioli and the best freaking chips. ever.]
 
bennie mouse
[Big J wanted a new pet, so say hi to Bennie, not Minnie, Mouse!]
 
halloween
[Candid first halloween moments.]
 
What did you do all month? Anything I should know about?
 
Spill! Oh, and Happy November to you! It’s alllllmost Turkey timeeee! With Love, M&W.
 

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A MOM’S SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.



long distance family

I love the holiday season, and with Halloween over, it’s about that time to cue the Christmas music!!
 
Yeah, I know it’s a little early, but I can’t help it! I just LOVE Christmas time.
 
I promise you, if I could be an elf, I would.
 
But, every year, as happy as I am that it’s time for booze holiday cheer, I get a little sad. My family lives soooo far away, we barely ever get see each other. Pretty depressing huh?
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I HAVE A DISEASE. AND I’M A BETTER MOM BECAUSE OF IT.


Things are finally starting to get back to normal around here. And I’m so happy for that. All this moving has had me stressed! But, you have no idea how much of a relief it is to be blogging again!
 
Today, I’m actually sharing a post on my pal Raewyn’s blog, Be a Warrior Queen!! I’m super stoked about this!
 
I actually found Raewyn’s blog because she included me (yes, me!) in her blog roladex and she mentioned me as one of her faves! I was honored to say the least! So, needless to say, I was flabbergasted (< — haha such a funny word!) when I got the chance to write for her blog!
 
Here’s a little sneakity sneak sneak of my post…

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PICTURE PERFECT NICU EXPERIENCE!! xHIH

Don’t kill me! I’ve been MIA and I didn’t even get a chance to say ‘see you later’! Ahh I’m so sorry, but I’ll share more with you about that later.
 
Today, a buddie of mine would like to say hi! Remember THIS POST? Well, the amazing Charlee from Humble in a Heartbeat is returning the favor and sharing her tips on snapping perfecto pics while your baby is in the NICU! Keep reading (this post is soooo useful!!!) and hop on over to her blog and show her some love!
 
P.S. I’m so happy to be back. I missed you! ;)

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WWMD: BALANCING LIFE AS A WORKING MOM

I know, I know, it’s Twosday Twinsday!
 
I’m ‘supposed’ to have written a post for you but… I still haven’t mastered this whole balance thing. And… Life happened — Lupus sucked away all my energy and I’ve Been preparing for our move.
 
I did have good intentions though!
 
But! I have a treat for you, even though it’s not written by yours truly.
 
While I was trying to come up with the words for this post, I found THIS post on Pinterest! Everything that I wanted to say, and some things I didn’t.
 
It’s like, we live the same life! It was kind of crazy!
 
Definitely check it out and learn how to manage working and being a new mom! With Love, M&W!

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