3 Ways Our Family Reduces Daily Waste

Hey guys! We’ve compiled a few ideas of ways our family chooses to make a smaller footprint in the world. these include the use of reusable straws, sandwich baggie and stainless steel water bottles. We’ve managed to drastically reduce the waste we create by switching just a few daily items. So here we go!

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Second Time Mommy Essentials

As I sit here with my baby girl one thought comes to mind... HOW is she so big already?! Tears flowing. I have realized with this little baby being my second the real necessities needed to make my days a bit easier. I tend to ride the minimalism wave so for me there are just a few things I find extra helpful.

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Ren learns Infant Swim Rescue

This summer Aaron and I decided to sign Ren up for ISR {Infant Swim Rescue}. My parents have a pool here in LA and although I like to think of myself as a helicopter parent when it comes to watching him like a hawk around the house and pool deck, let's be real, accidents happen...

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find you here

It was April 13th, 2017 and we were over the moon to go to our first 8 week appointment with the OB we had chosen, the one whom we had spent hours researching, making sure he was a good fit for us. We were excited, nervous, but mostly ecstatic that we were having another baby.

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Camping in Sequoia National Forest

A little idea hit me a few weeks ago.. Why not go camping in Giant Forest and check off some bucket list items while we're at it? Technically it was a birthday trip for the whole fam.. we went to San Fran and Lake Tahoe last year. I'm hoping we keep this adventure birthday thing up for a while... 

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lazy sundays in the sun

This is where we recharge before the week ahead. There are few things as fun for our little family like a good ole beach day where we miss the crowds and just happen to pack enough food for our ever growing toddler. I'm thankful for where we are and who I get to do life with. They are just the best. 

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He's in the waiting

We recently visited family on the east coast. My family lives there in the same small town I grew up in. It is sweet southern charm at it's best. Everyone greets you with a smile and the phrase "slow living" doesn't even compare to how slow life can actually feel there.

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a journey to our roots | SOUTH AFRICA

 

Last spring some of our family were hanging out and the idea of planning a trip back to the Swarts roots in South Africa popped into our minds. We started to think about all the best times to go, making sure we could get it in before Ren turned 2.

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"Great is Thy Faithfulness"

Lord knows mommas work hard for that schedule. I know I did. I worked tirelessly for months and months AND months to get Ren to sleep through the night. Like he was seriously over a year old before he ever slept through the night. I fought hard for that...

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Indian Lake | New York

Living in California hasn't made it very easy when it comes to seeing our family on the east coast, so this year my mom organized a week on Indian Lake in upstate New York where we could relax, have some fun in the sun and enjoy time with family...

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Eczema got the boot

Eczema. It's the worst. I'll be the first to admit that it's just plain old not fun. I've had it most of my life. Sometimes it's been super difficult and others it's been mild, but never gone. Doctors appointments, cream, salves, and lots and lots of advice from specialists saying that there's nothing that will ever really help me has been the general song. By now, I've accepted that there isn't much I could do to fix it...

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