This girl lost another tooth last week. I’ve been waiting for this toothless smile since she knocked her other one out last year. Unfortunately, it’s not going to last long because her adult tooth is already growing in 😭. (Zoom in to see) Yesterday I noticed both of her front-bottom teeth are peeking out behind her baby teeth too. Does anyone know how to slow down time. A button? A phone call? Maybe a time machine? My baby isn’t a baby anymore. Cue the tears. Have you celebrated any milestones with your kids recently?
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This girl lost another tooth...

I don’t get bouquets of flowers for no reason…. But I do appreciate the flowers that grow by our mailbox, like this one. And it made me realize something this morning.  I’m over it. 
I’m over comparing my life to other people’s lives on social media.
My house might not be as fancy. 
My wardrobe is not as expensive. 
I don't apply makeup as well or even at all most days.
I don’t have beautiful, long flowing hair.
I don’t drive a car that’s worth bragging about. 
We don’t go on lavish trips around the world. 
I don’t carry loads of money in designer handbags. 
Does that make me less of a person? 
Does that make me less of an influencer? 
No. It makes me a regular 40-something Mom who has chosen to open up and share our lives on social media.  It makes me someone who has built this hobby of photography and writing into a business that has solely supported my family for a year and a half. 
I’m proud of that. 
I’m proud that I’m not a follower.
I’m proud that I have worked hard for what I’ve achieved.
I’m proud of influencers like me who are unapologetically themselves.  What are you proud of? .
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I don’t get bouquets of...

F O U R T E E N. 
What do you give your oldest daughter when she turns 14? Well, when you’re me, you write her a poem and post it on the blog for the world to see. Head over to read it and let me know what you think. Then, help me wish Lucia the best 14th birthday ever 👇🏻👇🏻
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F O U R T...

It was just after Iyla's third birthday. She seemed to be on track, at least according to the pediatrician's checklist. She could follow instructions, name most familiar things, knew her first name, spoke in sentences and could carry a conversation, though she was hard to understand most of the time. We enrolled her in preschool that year and she was a little social butterfly. But as that school year went on, her teachers started to notice that she was struggling to get her words out. Most people that know Iyla today, have no idea that she was in speech therapy classes for two years. They have no idea that I fought it for almost 6 months and that I felt a tremendous guilt about it, because I thought it was my fault that she was stuttering as badly as she was. Today on the blog, I’m sharing the mistakes I made, in hopes that if you are ever in this situation, you take advantage of early intervention. .
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It was just after Iyla's...

There are two types of kids. 1) The kid who wants to eat the same thing every single day of the week, sometimes more than one time per day and 2) The kid who loves something one day and then hates it the next. #ad Which type of kid do you have? Or, are your kids like mine and bounce back and forth between the two? Either way, there is a way to make lunches more fun for kids. I'll let you in on a little secret... creating fun lunches is more fun for us too! This week, we created our first character, Inspector Caper Eyes. Head to the blog for more details! Plus, learn why we choose @JuicyJuiceUSA new better-for-you options, which are packed with functional benefits with juicy flavor that parents can feel great about serving to their kids.
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There are two types of...

Remember I told you guys about our day dates now that the girls are #backtoschool? Well, we’ve really been enjoying them. #sponsored We walk, talk and laugh (a lot). Have you seen our IGTV yet? It’s a cheesy, beautiful video of what our relationship is like. I love that we’re able to connect and that we can make the time in our day to focus on our relationship and our health. Since we have three daughters, it’s even more important to go the extra mile when it comes to taking care of ourselves. These awesome @amazfit watches help us with that. I have the Amazfit Verge and Super Dad has the Amazfit Bip. They are lightweight, have app notifications and track your daily activity, your heart rate and so much more. The Amazfit Bip comes with a 30-day battery life and the Verge comes with Alexa built-in and you can make and receive phone calls through the watch. We can track our activity, sleep and heart rate and hold each other accountable for better decisions, when it comes to fitness and health. Visit rcl.ink/UyB to check them out and make sure to take advantage of the sale they’re currently having. No discount code necessary! What are you doing to get back to you? .
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Remember I told you guys...

Take me back to the time when all I had to do was color in the lines, learn my abc’s and take a long nap everyday. Why didn’t we appreciate what we had back then? .
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#AD Our girls love nature, so this weekend, we headed to a local nature preserve for a little animal watching, walking and family time. We always pack the essentials when we're heading out in this Florida heat, including snacks, sunblock and @smartwater, because we know how important it is to stay hydrated. We love smartwater® because it's purified water made using vapor distillation, similar to the way water is purified in nature. It's available in 700mL and 1L bottles. Now through 9/15, you can save $2.75 off at Sam's Club, so stock up! (limit 10 per member) https://lnk2.io/abYC5gD #kidsfitness #fitnessfun #daddyslittlegirl #natureseekers #naturephotos #exercisemotivation #familyfitness #fitnessforlife #qualitytime #bestdad #bestdayever #bestfriendgoals #fatherdaughter #dadofgirls #smartwater #hydrate #hydration #drinkwater #marshalls #marshallsfinds

#AD Our girls love nature,...

The girls have been back to school for almost a month already. Can you believe it? #sponsored They love their teachers, are happy to see their friends again after a long summer vacation and are looking forward to a year packed with education, fun and new experiences. While they're at school, Super Dad and I are working hard to make sure they have everything they need. At the top of that list, is a healthy and yummy lunch. When you have three girls with very different tastes, it's important to make sure they are getting what they like, but more importantly, what they need. Our latest creation? This dairy-free rainbow pepper pizza making kit featuring @daiyafoods dairy-free Mozzarella Style Cutting Board Collection Shreds! Today on the blog we’re sharing all the details on Falynn’s lunchbox favorite! #veganrecipes #veganrecipe #veganfoodlovers #dairyfree #dairyfreekids #dairyfreecheese #dairyfreerecipes #rainbowfood #pizzatime #lunchboxideas #lunchboxideasforkids #amazonfinds #foodstyle #foodpassion #foodography  #momblogger  #foodinsta  #foodielife #healthygirl #foodielovers #instafoods  #mytinymoments #kidfriendly  #yummyyummy #foodielife  #ourcandidlife #foodielifestyle #deliciosa #recipeinspo

The girls have been back...

Almost F O U R T E E N. Where did the time go? I blinked and she’s this beautiful, little lady. She’s so smart, so talented and although she has her teenage girl moments, she is the best first born I could have ever asked for. Less than 2 weeks until she’s officially old enough to get a job. 😳 Where did the time go? .
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Almost F O U R...

Don’t Take Life Too Seriously [feat. Reign ™]

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While we have rules in our house, we try to teach our girls to have fun too!  It’s hard to grow up in a world where everything revolves around technology.  You don’t see kids playing outside as much anymore because a) there are a lot of scary people out there and b) because they have their faces in their iPhones or iPads most of the time and don’t have the desire to play outside.  It makes me sad to know that my girls won’t have that simple childhood that I had.  My after school time consisted of bouncing a ball against our garage door, playing cards with my grandma, helping my grandpa pick fruit and riding my bike around the neighborhood with no hands.  Sure, I watched cartoons, but it was for an hour at the most. I couldn’t wait to go outside and play.

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Tee: Lulu’s Lovely Tees, Bloomers and Leg Warmers: Reign™, Shoes: Fab Kids

While most activities in our house revolve around technology, I love that my girls love to ride their bikes and go to the local playground as often as we can take them.  And believe it or not, being Brand Reps has also given my girls an excuse to go outside, everyday for at least 15-30 minutes.  They play, explore and run around and I get to capture it all with my camera.  It’s rewarding to know that I can help out small shops while my girls have some time away from their screens.  We try to teach them that while there are things that have to be done like chores and homework, they also need to enjoy their childhood and not take life too seriously (at least not until they are adults). I think it’s safe to say that as hard as they work in school and around the house, they are having fun and being kids just as much, if not more.

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Tank: Reign™, Leggings: Little Harts and Arrows

So many people tell me that Falynn’s pictures really capture her personality. You can tell that she’s pretty much a ball of happiness, all of the time.  I like to have fun with her photoshoots and while she likes to be comfy, she also likes to play pretend.  Sometime last year, I discovered a small shop that was super edgy and fun, called Reign™.  There were SO many pieces that fit our fun vibe but at that point, I didn’t really have a spot to photograph these awesome pieces in, so I just admired them from afar.  Last month, I finally got the courage to make a purchase and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  I should start by saying that there are over 100 pieces in their shop and if I had the money, I would have purchased most of them.  Each and every piece is fun and totally different than anything I’ve ever seen.

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Knit Beanie and Tank: Reign™, Leggings: Little Harts and Arrows, Boots: Dr. Martens

After about an hour of online window shopping, I finally settled on my favorite pieces.  I had emailed the shop owner to ask a question and her response was quick and super friendly.  I think I had built up this idea in my head about this particular shop because they have so many followers and are clearly loved by so many, that I may have to wait to get back a one word answer (you know the shops I’m talking about right?).  I’m not afraid to admit to the world that I was wrong in assuming.  I’ve had nothing but phenomonal customer service from Reign™ since day 1!  The owner is just as sweet as she is talented.

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Bloomers: Reign™

And when my package arrived (which was about a week after I purchased – HUGE plus), I was even more in love with the brand.  The details are everything with Reign™.  Each piece has this fun, whimsical trait about it and I knew that Falynn was going to have fun with these pieces.   First, there was the knit beanie with the kitty ears.  And what made it even more awesome was that the kitty ears have EARRINGS!!!  Little hoop earrings.  I died when I saw them.  It’s something so simple to add and totally blew my mind.  They took a cutesy hat and turned it into something super edgy and fun with just a few little silver hoops.  Of course, Falynn refused to leave the house without a cat nose drawn on to go with her hat, but I happily complied.

The 2nd piece were the cutest bloomers ever created, the “Jagger Bloomers”.  They are a thin, mesh, faux leather material with an original edgy look.  They feature the famous Rolling Stones tongue and lips logo on the back and fun little accents along the bottom and on the side. They were the perfect addition to our unicorn photoshoot which turned a tee into an edgy lovers dream! I’m not ashamed to admit that I want Falynn to wear them every single day. They are THAT cute.

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Hat: Justice, Tank: Reign™

Next, I purchased an embellished tank top.  Basics are super important in brand repping because we get a lot of surprise items and you have to be able to match them easily.  This tank top is super soft and goes with just about anything.  We have been able to use it in 2 different photoshoots in the past month. It’s my go-to top, for sure.

And finally, probably my favorite accessory of all time (and that’s coming from someone who owns an accessories shop), the faux fur leg warmers.  These leg warmers are not only GORGEOUS but they are made with the most soft and high quality faux fur and are embellished to perfection.  Falynn couldn’t wait to get these on and refused to take them off.  If I remember correctly, she actually fell asleep in them.  I wonder if she dreamt of unicorns that night.

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Tee: Lulu’s Lovely Tees, Bloomers and Leg Warmers: Reign™, Shoes: Fab Kids

Please take a minute and check out Reign™ and make sure to follow on Instagram to find out first about new releases, giveaways and sales! Check out more about our brand rep journey as well as tips for brand reps here.

While we have rules in our house, we try to teach our girls to have fun too! It's important to allow them to have a real childhood and enjoy it.

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  • Elizabeth O
    August 6, 2019

    She is definitely a personality and that is why the clothes come alive on her. What a bundle of stylish joy!

  • Beth
    July 19, 2019

    These clothes are so cute and Falynn is the perfect brand ambassador for Reign. I wish clothes like this existed when my kids were little!
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  • Lavern Moore
    July 19, 2019

    Those leg warmers are everything! I need them in adult size—-seriously!

  • Shannon Gurnee
    July 19, 2019

    These are some really cute pictures! I love how fun and happy they are!
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  • Swathi
    July 19, 2019

    Yes taking things seriously make your more sad. Your daughter is cute, perfect expression, and great capture.
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  • Angelica
    July 18, 2019

    Once I decided not to take things so seriously, life became a lot more fun. I’m able to find joy in just about everything- most days 🙂
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  • Monica Y
    July 18, 2019

    Love her attitude and smile, perfect to always have fun. Those are all super cute clothes, I love the white boots, kinda want some

  • Ashley Rice
    July 18, 2019

    Oh my goodness! She is such a cutie!! love those boots!
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  • rika
    July 18, 2019

    Your kids are so adorable! I really enjoy looking at their pictures! Love their outfits too!

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    July 18, 2019

    I’ve actually waited to have children until I lived further out in the country. I want them to have access and an opportunity like I had growing up where technology wasn’t as prominent.

  • Joanna Clute
    July 18, 2019

    I limit technology time. I like my kids to be active and learning through the traditional style of play instead of staring at a screen.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    July 18, 2019

    I love this clothes line! And your photography ROCKS!

  • Tammy
    July 18, 2019

    What an adorable little girl you have there and why not have a great time in your life and splurge sometimes. Life is way to short not to enjoy it.
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  • Denay DeGuzman
    July 18, 2019

    OMGosh! What amazing photography! What a fun photo shoot! I love that everyone’s out having such a fun summer.
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  • ND
    July 18, 2019

    Can’t agree about more this, life should be lived and enjoyed! Love all the cute outfits.

  • Emman Damian
    July 18, 2019

    I love the cute outfits! My niece would look good on it for sure! Great photos!
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  • Steph Social
    July 18, 2019

    Omg could your daughter’s style be any cuter??? And, children definitely teach us to live life to the fullest! Very inspiring:)
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  • Rena
    July 18, 2019

    She is just so adorable! I agree kids seem to have to grow up way to quickly and being a child often goes by the wayside. When our kids were little we spent much of our time at a campground where the kids could play and just be kids. We didn’t have neighbors at home so this was necessary to hang out with other kids.
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  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael
    July 18, 2019

    Hehe….I always tell people to live as free as birds that are flying in the sky. They always let things take control and go with the flow. Who knows what can happen?
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  • Carolyn
    July 18, 2019

    This sounds like a great shop! They have cute stuff and she’s obviously rocking their pieces! As my kid grows up I’m going to try and keep him outside and away from tv (for the most part hehe)!

  • Melissa Dixon
    July 18, 2019

    She has such a cute style. I love the way you take pictures, you really do seem to bring out a personality that a lot of photos are lacking. I need to up my game, I am really loving the photos!

  • Catalina
    July 18, 2019

    Your daughter seems so happy! The life is beautiful indeed!

  • Ruth I.
    July 18, 2019

    Oh, she’s so pretty! I love everything you chose, so perfect for her.

  • Jamie H
    July 18, 2019

    Your girls are adorable! Good on you for getting them outdoors more! We are really blessed in this one, since we live out in the country, my kids are outside all day long! But I know if I lived in the city I would be nervous about it too.
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  • Chef Dennis
    July 18, 2019

    She is so adorable! Those cute little outfits suit her perfectly. Can’t wait to see more of her photos!
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  • Pam
    July 17, 2019

    I love that cat ear beanie. The hoop earrings are such a fun and unique touch. The Jagger bloomers and cute too.

  • Melanie
    July 17, 2019

    Those outfits are super cute. I always like it when clothes show a personality. Cute photos.

  • Jeannette
    July 17, 2019

    It breaks my heart that my kids don’t get to spend the time outdoors that I did as a child too. However my kids also love riding bikes and spending the time that they can outside. I also love those outfits. Super cute! Especially the unicorn hat!
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  • Emily Fata
    July 17, 2019

    Oh my gosh, Reign has the most adorable children’s clothing! I just adore all of your little one’s outfits — so cute!

  • Terri Steffes
    July 17, 2019

    I love when kids clothing looks like kids, not adults. These outfits are fun and playful and perfect for kids.
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  • Roch
    July 17, 2019

    The leg warmers look so comfy. I like the entire outfit, she looks like a grownup in this! Fun vibe indeed!

  • Mitch
    July 17, 2019

    It is hard not to take life seriously all the time! Especially now that our son is a teenager! Thanks for the reminder to loosen up on occasion!
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  • Amy Desrosiers
    July 17, 2019

    What cute boots! She is surely a little ball of personality that emanates through the shots.

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    July 17, 2019

    The main vibe of Reign is so awesome! I’m looking at some of their stuff, thinking my kids would love this or that! Those furry boots your daughter’s wearing are amazing!
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  • Melissa Chapman
    July 17, 2019

    Once again your daughter steals the show and it is so great that you give your kids a mix of activities. I know my kids are on their phones too often so I stress physical activity.
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  • Amber Myers
    July 17, 2019

    These are some awesome pieces! I’ll check out the shop for sure. I never take life too seriously. That can get boring! I always try to have fun.
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  • Marcie W.
    July 17, 2019

    I love the overall aesthetic of this line. It’s so refreshing to see girls clothing in shades other than bright pinks and purples too.
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