where do we go from here?

I realize what I am about to type might have a polarizing effect on my audience, but my hope is that you can begin (or continue) to examine desperate times with reason and use your power for the betterment of our society. Some things need to be said and this is the most open forum I have where I can speak out about what is going wrong in this country. I write this not only as a mother, but as a sister, daughter, wife, friend, and human being. This particular incident took place less than a mile from where I used to work. I know people who went there, and people who live there, and I feel overwhelmingly obligated to say something. I remember when Columbine was unfathomable and shocking. Now, some shootings barely incite a reaction. We simply cannot let this cycle continue.

Yesterday, the news was flooded with the occurrence of yet another school shooting. My deepest sympathies go out to the families who were affected in this tragedy and also to the students who survived and witnessed their friends, peers, and leaders suffer horrific and senseless demise. But sympathies only go so far. Thoughts and prayers are an easy way for people to absolve their conscious from guilt and then continue to extremely protect or protest whatever it is they believe. We have to stop thinking things are cut and dry, black and white.

Here are some things you can do simultaneously:

Sympathize loss and also want change

Protect your rights and also want to protect your families

Blame mental health and also blame weapons

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little planet: organic baby wear

Note: This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Like most people I know, I make a conscious effort to buy, eat, and wear organic offerings. As you probably know, this can be easier said than done. For a long time, ‘organic’ was associated with expensive and complicated shopping processes. Thanks to Little World by Carter’s, shopping for organic baby clothing is now easy and affordable.

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two weeks in: 10 things i’ve learned as a new mom

What a whirlwind two weeks it has been! In case you haven’t seen over on Instagram, we welcomed our bundle of joy, Mariana Beatrice, just over two weeks ago. While I know there is a lifetime of learning ahead with this little girl, I’ve learned a few things over the past few weeks that I wanted to share with new/upcoming moms as you approach labor, delivery, and those first few weeks at home as a new parent.

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classic & comfortable: dressing the bump

As the weeks continue throughout this pregnancy, I’m getting more and more creative with my existing wardrobe. Let’s just say elastic waistbands have become a hero item in my wardrobe! Even though my jeans still fit (miraculously), by the end of the day at work I want to rip them off, or at least unbutton them, and let’s be honest–neither one is a good look. Gotta love being 6 months pregnant!

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