• Kids
  • Getting Back to a Healthy You Post-Baby

    I received compensation from Bayer Consumer Health, makers of MiraLAX® to write this post. MiraLAX® is a laxative used to treat occasional constipation. All opinions are entirely my own. #EaseTheDay #CollectiveBias Our family is so happy to have our little miss Tess here.  It was a rough road but we couldn’t imagine our lives any […]

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  • Baby Tess’ Birth Story

    The fact that I get to finally write this post seems like a miracle to me. It felt like I might defy all scientific odds and actually remain pregnant forever. The funny thing is, I never even made it to 39 weeks. But having gone into preterm labor at 34 weeks and seeing the struggle […]

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  • Nursery Reveal

    Being on bed rest has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.  So basically I am a first-class baby because there are people with real trials, and I’ve cried a river of tears worthy of Justin Timberlake’s approval about being stuck in bed.  I don’t know how people do this for […]

  • Life
  • Weekly Update

    I’ve decided to try and do a weekly update.  Emphasis on “try”.  Strong emphasis on “try”.  Please do not hold me to anything.  I am growing a child and have basically given myself a big fat F in the categories of commitments and/or follow-through.   As a “blogger”, I sometimes get wrapped up in what to […]

  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Skin Care Tips

    I am so excited to be partnering with Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant to bring you these great skincare tips!  As you may know, we are an Air Force family, meaning home is where the Air Force sends us.  This last move from North Carolina to Idaho took us from one climate to a drastically different […]

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  • Pregnancy Update 22 Weeks

    I have been so terrible lately about blogging.  Well, if we’re being honest, I have been pretty terrible about most things.  Laundry, cleaning, shaving, monitoring TV time for my munchkins, cooking meals … the usual.  I was gonna be dedicated to updating my blog weekly on my pregnancy … and so far this is my […]

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  • Baby 3 Gender Reveal

    Christmas came early for the Ericksen family! We’ve been anxiously awaiting this moment! It’s evident this home has plenty of estrogen floating around.  So we were so eager to find out if Baby 3 would add to the hormone parade or level the playing field a little bit! Baby 3 is a … GIRL Here’s […]

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  • Second Trimester Must Haves + Nature Made Prenatal Multivitamin

    This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadePrenatalDHA #CollectiveBias Pregnancy is always a happy time for me.  But it can also be a stressful and painful time.  Those of you who have followed along for a while can probably attest to this because it seems […]