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OUR FAMILY VALUES

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The kids absolutely LOVE going to the park! It’s something that we try to do everyday! I think I need the vitamin D as much as they want to have fun sliding down the slides, swinging on the swings, and going on the seesaw.
Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

It’s so amazing looking back throughout the years and remembering Gracie as a 6 month old (she could barely walk but still wanted to slide down the slide). Now that Donovan is 1 years old, he is all over the place! I bet he would climb on the monkey bars if he could reach them!

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

One of the neatest things I get to experience as a mom is not only seeing my kids have fun and be healthy, but also interacting with other kids. For me, it’s just so important that they get that social element in their early developmental years. And both of the kids continue to shock me when they play with other kids because I get to see sides of them that I don’t see normally.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

I know that the park and friendships are just normal, every day things, but they represent something larger. Our family values consist of doing new things, traveling, and building relationships. And because of that, I always make sure my kids are as healthy as possible. This is one reason why I decided to vaccinate – because for me, it’s a peace of mind knowing that they remain healthy when they are at the park and around other kids. I try to do as much as I can to protect them (I mean I carry 3 cases of hand sanitizer with me at all times – lol) and vaccines are an important part of that. Vaccines make babies and kids strong from the inside out.

Our family values // The reason we vaccinate

If you have any questions or need any more information about vaccines, you can visit thepowertoprotect.org .

This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

So, where will our adventures take us next? Maybe Disney!? 🙂

Thanks for reading!

With love,

Kari

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As they grow, I grow

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

This post is sponsored by Everywhere
Agency on behalf of Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

It’s been just about three months as a mom of two. I feel like I haven’t even quite wrapped my head around being a mom in general, and now here I am with TWO. Sometimes, I feel like I am still in high school – still young + not totally sure of life yet. I still feel like I should come home and my mom has dinner ready for me. Anyone else ever get feelings like that? Anyways, it’s finally hitting me that I am a mom. A mom of TWO. It’s beautiful + I love every second. But I am still growing. I am still learning + figuring out this new role. Just like my kids. We’re growing together.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

One thing that’s been with us from the start is Carter’s. I buy all Donovan’s + Gracie’s clothes from Carter’s because they have the best clothes! I love their basics + the ability to mix and match their outfits. I feel like Carter’s has been with me on this journey of motherhood, growing alongside my growing babies. Not only are Carter’s clothes here from the start. The brand is also here for us from the start emotionally. They are always sharing and celebrating the journey of parenthood. I love the videos + quotes they share. So inspiring + here to help us grow. Have you seen their latest video? It’s seriously a tear jerker.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

Donovan is starting to hit those exciting milestones. He’s almost 3 months old so he’s starting to sleep longer stretches + smile a lot! He also rolled over from his belly to his back the other day! As he hits these milestones, I’m growing, too! Gracie’s hitting milestones of a different kind. Hers are more of the profound, heartwarming kind. Like starting to interact and show deep love for her brother. When she started doing this, I started to become so proud of the girl she’s growing up to be.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

As Donovan and Gracie go from strangers to friends, Dave + I start to see our family in a whole new way. It’s beautiful.

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

Can’t wait to watch Donovan + Gracie keep growing! So thankful for Carter’s and their amazing cute clothes for growing kids!

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

PS: Carter’s is hosting a twitter party March 22nd at 1PM est. Hope to see you there! RSVP here!

As they grow, I grow // My thoughts on growing as a mom of two

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Cute and Easy Gift Idea!

Cute + Easy Gift Idea with Greetabl!

It’s pretty rare to receive a gift in the mail these days. But when you do, it’s like the BEST DAY EVER. Recently I discovered a company called Greetabl. They make gift giving EASY + SO FUN. This post is sponsored by Greetabl but all photos + opinions are my own. I truly love this idea!

Cute + Easy Gift Idea with Greetabl!

Cute + Easy Gift Idea with Greetabl!

I met my friend Laura through Instagram about a year ago! We discovered that we actually live pretty close to each other and now are friends in real life! Find her at @bump.tobaby. Anyways, we decided to team up with Greetabl to send each other a little gift. It was so fun to receive this package in the mail. It truly would make anyone’s day brighter.

Greetabl is perfect for just saying hi, saying thanks, or as a birthday or holiday gift.

They come wrapped in the cutest cardboard box. Then when you open the box, another cute box is inside.

Cute + Easy Gift Idea with Greetabl!

This part is totally customizable by the gift giver. I love the pattern Laura chose for mine!

Cute + Easy Gift Idea with Greetabl!

Inside my Greetabl was a bath bomb (SMELLS AMAZING!), the sweetest note + three photos that I can tear off! When you make your own Greetabl you can chose what small gift will be inside.

Cute + Easy Gift Idea with Greetabl!

Cute + Easy Gift Idea with Greetabl!

I would highly recommend using Greetabl for the next time you want to send a card, but feel the need to send a bit something extra. This gift would totally make someones day! Plus, they are super easy to create + so much fun, you’ll be wanting to make tons.

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Thank you Laura for my sweet gift + being an awesome friend!

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