Author Archive | Loralei Gann

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4 Reasons Why I LOVE Family Friendly Homes {Sponsored Post}

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Family Friendly Homes. However, all opinions are 100% of my own. When our first son was born, I obsessed about everything safety related. Read the books and the blogs, became overwhelmed with friendly advice/opinions from others and, like any first time mom…was terrified of messing anything up. When […]

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I Don’t Always Like My Toddler

I’m sure we’ve all heard it from someone, or read it somewhere, but my current life motto is this: having a toddler is hard. In all honestly, they’re kinda jerks. Of course, infancy is spent mostly in an exhausted fog, so everything is amplified and seems unbearably overwhelming at times, but until my son became […]

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3 Things I’ve Learned Being a Dad of Boys {Father’s Day Series}

In celebration of Father’s Day this year we thought we’d bring you some very special guest contributors – our husbands!  We hope you enjoy this unique view into #dadlife from the men in our lives.  Growing up, my parents instilled in me the importance of family, and I remember always wanting a family of my […]

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4 Things I Don’t Care About Now That I’m a Mom

“Having kids changes everything”. As parents we hear that classic line repeatedly, but until you’ve lived it, you just have no clue. About most any of it. Pre-kid, my perfectionist and Type A self was completely delusional as to how my life would be with a family. Hint: it ain’t even close to perfect. My toddler has changed […]

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4 Recipes for the PERFECT Easter Sunday Brunch

I adore holidays. I love their individual meanings for the world, their personal significance(s) to myself and my family, and I really love…the food. Turkey with all of the fixings at Thanksgiving, steaks on Christmas Eve, ribs and hot dogs on Independence day–even the heart shaped sugar cookies on Valentine’s Day. Whatever the celebration, as long as […]

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No, I Don’t Want a Girl

There comes a point in each woman’s pregnancy when you tire of unsolicited opinions, and everrryyy mama-to-be has SOMETHING specific that really just “grinds their gears”. For me, the primary annoyance with both pregnancies was everyone’s preference for gender. Because, you know, I was taking special requests and choosing the gender with the most votes <insert […]

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The Burrito Stage of Pregnancy {Surviving the First Trimester}

There is nothing glamorous about the first trimester of pregnancy. Let’s just all agree to agree on that before we proceed. The first trimester is about as glamorous as that LAST agonizing month (which I’m fairly certain contains 2,646,513,544 days, amiright?), except your body is still mostly yours…mostly. From the outside looking in, anyway. This being […]

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