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I will never understand why shopping for men regardless of what man (my dad, husband, father-in-law) is so hard! Every year it seems to only get harder, and for the first time I actually have a few good ideas for Austin. (Send me a DM if you want to know what I’m getting him since […]

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Pregnant, now what?! While there are a few things you can do as soon as you find out you’re pregnant (here are 10 ideas) – one of my favorite things with both of my pregnancies was to start a shopping list of all the things I could buy to prepare for this exciting journey. It […]

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What’s better than a warm cup of coffee that’s been spiked with chocolate, peppermint and whip cream? A warm cup of coffee that’s been spiked with chocolate, peppermint, whip cream and a reindeer donut on the side :) I’m excited to share two recipes today in partnership with Hamilton Beach’s new FlexBrew  – we’ve been […]

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If you’ve been reading The Mama Notes for a while you know we’ve slowly been renovating our 1970’s split-level home. And with each project we finish it feels more and more like us. While the hallway was no big task, the small changes I made created a large impact in this throughway upstairs that we […]

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Stocking stuffers are my favorite to put together – I always go over-board. Last year about half of the things I purchased fit in Piper’s stocking! I’m trying to be more mindful this year but can’t help myself. Here are some fun ideas that are all available on Amazon and will arrive before Christmas! You […]

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TGIF Mamas!! We had so much fun visiting Santa yesterday :) The girls tree dresses are still in stock in some sizes and they got so many compliments on them as we walked through the mall! December is flying by and I’m determined to find some down time this weekend to get our Christmas cards […]

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I’m so excited about this project I’ve taken on. If you follow on Instagram you’ve seen that I was matched with 2 families in need to shop for holiday gifts this season for The Mama Notes Community through the Anne Arundel County Holiday Sharing program. We’ve been matched with two families, both with single moms. […]

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Shopping in general with children is….an experience. It makes you TRULY appreciate those solo Target runs, but it doesn’t have to be awful. While the holiday season definietly provides additional challenges (toys! candy canes! santa!) The Mama Notes community came up with some great tips to make shopping with kids a little easier :)  Tips […]

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Have you heard of Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate? It’s pretty well known in NYC and they have additional locations now. I made my own version of frozen hot chocolate for Piper last year and it was a HIT! I assume that this would taste a little more like hot chocolate if you made the hot […]

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  Over the weekend we had our family and a few close friends over for brunch to celebrate Flora’s 1st birthday. After putting too much pressure on myself the last few parties and the busy holiday season I decided to just go simple. I still can’t believe Flora is going to be 1 next week! […]

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My holiday gift guides are winding down – I still have a few more to share but I’m real excited about today’s because it works year round  I’ve compiled all of the books we love and love to gift! I even created a storefront on The Mama Notes Amazon shop where you can easily shop […]

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The top baby names of 2018 were just released and I always LOVE looking at this list. Below are some of my favorites :) You can see the full list of top baby names for 2018 on BabyCenter here! You can see my top favorite baby names of 2017 right here, and a post earlier […]

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