Posts by: Nicole

Summer Ending and Beach House Swim Suits

I cannot believe that summer is coming to a close. My oldest starts preschool tomorrow, and I look back at our amazing summer with so many fond memories. Time truly does fly. Throughout the entire summer, my Beach House swim suits have been with me through it all. These suits are a polished, contemporary lifestyle […]

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How We Night Weaned

A few weeks ago, my husband and I came to the realization that we have not slept through the entire night since before our oldest was born. This means that for the past 3.5 years, we have been waking up at the very LEAST one time per night. With my oldest child, right from birth, […]

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Cute And Comfy Beach House Swimwear Suit For The Win

Summer is just around the corner! Bikinis are popping up in all the clothing stores that we go to. A few weeks ago I was glancing in my drawer of swimsuits and came to the dismal realization that my all of my suits are quite a few years old. I browsed a bit through some […]

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Moments Like These

I don’t know if I’m the only mom who does this, but sometimes there are moments when I am interacting with my children and I mentally take a snap shot. It’s not something I’m doing consciously, its more like my brain is recognizing something that I will just remember for the rest of my life. […]

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There Will Be Bad Days

My 3 year old daughter loves to pick up phrases from people or cartoons, and then repeat these phrases as much as humanly possible. Last week it was “piece of cake”. Anything and everything was a “piece of cake”. This morning we woke up to “Today is a bad day” and my goodness is she […]

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A Letter To My Son On His First Birthday

It simultaneously feels like this past year flew by and crawled by. Last night, as we were all getting ready for bed, I excused myself and quietly stepped into the shower and proceeded to cry my eyes out. I wasn’t fooling anyone though, within a minute I could hear your sister asking if I was […]

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Dermalogica Love

Before I had children, I prided myself on how I took care of my skin. My night time regimen would drive my husband nuts because I had so many face washes and masks and lotions and cleanses etc. Mornings would be the same, and I remember thinking how it would all be worth it when […]

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When It’s Just Too Hard To Mom

In my 3+ years of being a mother to my two children, despite sleepless nights, teething, nightmares, colds and viruses, I have always been able to rally and still (try to) put my best foot forward as a mom. That is until this weekend, when I got the flu and everything fell apart really fast. […]

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Adult Christmas

A friend and I were talking about how Christmas time is so very different now that we are adults. She told me about how work is as stressful as ever, and the amount of work just to go on a vacation almost isn’t worth the vacation. And I told her about how hard it is […]

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The Second Baby’s Firsts

When my daughter was born, I wanted to witness, document, record and photograph all of her firsts. I had a notepad that I would jot dates and information down whenever I wasn’t near her baby book, and I loved buying all the “baby’s first” stickers or onesies for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter etc. As an only […]

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Dinosaur & Volcano Birthday Party!

This past Saturday we threw a Dinosaur and Volcano 3rd birthday party for my daughter. We really took into account what she wanted “Sophia the 1st party?”: “No!”. “Little Einsteins Party?”: “Maybe.” Hmn… and then inspiration struck as she belted out a dinosaur and volcano song out at the top of her lungs. “How about a […]

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Holiday Gift Guide

I am super excited to share my Holiday Gift Guide! These are my top choices for holiday gifts this year for baby, toddler, mom and dad! I have just been loving all these awesome and unique discoveries that I have been finding lately and am so thrilled to share! *Mom:  1) Soapybliss: makes sweet smelling […]

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6 Tips To Surviving Family Holidays

A few friends and I were recently talking about how hard the holidays can be when you have small children because so many things are different from their normal routine. Naps can be thrown off. Maybe your toddler doesn’t want to eat the gigantic Thanksgiving spread & solely wants the peanut butter bread that you […]

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Stronger Than You Think

I haven’t been able to blog as much as I have wanted to lately. This is in part because now that the holidays are here things have just seemed to have zoomed by and the days are flying and the weeks are passing and everything feels like it is happening so quickly. But then there […]

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When You Feel Like You’re Falling Apart

November always reminds me of things that I should be (and am) thankful for. Sometimes, when you are in the thick of a sleepless night stretch, or when your toddler randomly decides that “it’s morning mama, I need to play” instead of taking her normal daily afternoon nap (thus waking the baby up and everyone […]

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LuLaRoe Shout Out

Recently I was able to connect with an awesome mama through my blog’s Facebook page, after my post about what clothes moms wear! Because I mean let’s be real, sometimes it is soooo hard to find comfy clothes that are still cute! After trying out some amazing LulaRoe clothes she sent me, I was hooked! […]

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I’m Going To Miss This

I’m going to miss the curl of your tiny chubby fist clutching my shirt as you breastfeed to sleep. I will miss how that sweet little fist slowly relaxes into an open hand resting gently on my chest. I’m going to miss the way you sigh contentedly while sleep-nursing, and the way your sweet eyelids […]

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5 Tips For A Successful Family Photo Shoot

We recently had a Mommy and Me photo shoot (just me, my baby and my toddler, eek!) but it actually went really well! I asked our wonderful photographer, Kay, for some tips on how to have a successful photo shoot and here is what she shared: 1. What are the best colors/styles to wear for […]

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Custom Gift Baskets From B.Sweet

I always love looking at fun awesome baby products for babies, toddlers, children, mamas, and families in general. Which is why I am SO excited to share with you today about Bsweet.today‘s amazing gift baskets! When I was pregnant with my son, I was always soooo worried about how I would introduce our new baby […]

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Beautiful Personalized Baby Blankets by Audreys Bear

I saw an adorable personalized baby blanket while scrolling through Instagram one day and clicked on the picture showing an adorable baby resting on it. So many cute pictures of adorable babies swaddled in these super cute blankets, and each blanket is soooo adorable. I just love the various colors and prints and how each […]

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About Me
Nicole Benedum has been a stay at home mom for the past 3 years. Before she took on this glorious (and sometimes not so glorious) role of "All Things Motherhood", she was a Human Resources Generalist. Her days were spent dealing with legal compliance, benefits, leave of absences and everything Human Resources related. Now her days are spent breastfeeding, changing diapers, conquering potty training, tantrums and sleepless nights. She has two kiddos; a 2 year old toddler named Emily, and a baby boy named Owen. She met her husband, Sam, in college when they were both on the swim team, and they have been together ever since. She is a huge breastfeeding advocate, gentle/crunchy parent (for the most part) and a former student athlete (water polo and swimming, woot woot!) both in high school and in college. At some point in the future she has dreams of going back to the gym and/or pool. For now she shall continue counting breastfeeding and holding a 35 pound toddler and 15 pound baby as her workouts.
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