A Whole New Holiday

Yesterday I ordered my son’s first birthday invitations and sobbed like a schoolgirl. I know it’s cliche but I don’t care — WHERE DID THE TIME GO? This time last year I had a big ole’ bun in the oven. Little did I know then just how quickly 2016 would come and go. What a whirlwind of a year. And now we celebrate a whole new kind of holiday. One that doesn’t involve much glitz or sparkle, a night out on the town or fireworks or fancy dinner. This year, our holiday will be at home.

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Short Hair Care Routine


About a month ago, I did something pretty spontaneous — something I don’t do often — and decided to chop my hair. With the majority of my time spent chasing around a very busy baby, I quickly learned how difficult it was to care for my long hair and often ended up throwing it in a ponytail or messy bun to avoid getting my hair yanked out by little 8-month-old fingers.

I have super thick hair and though most people said my hair would change post pregnancy, the thickness has remained pretty much the same. The only thing that’s really changed is the number of gray hairs on top of my head, but that’s a whole other post for a whole other day. But thick, long hair isn’t easy to tame when you don’t have much ‘me’ time in the schedule — so I was ready to say goodbye to lengthy locks and opt for what I respectfully refer to as my new mom do. Hello short hair!

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