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Blake

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Blake is a 25 year old born & bred Louisianan, currently inhabiting Baton Rouge. She and her husband, Jeremy, have been married since 2012, and welcomed their first child [a baby girl] into their clan in September! She . Blake is a graduate of LSU and an avid, rabid Tigers fan in every sense of the word. She loves crime shows, Christmas scented candles, and instagram. She is the owner of BG Weddings, a wedding design and planning company based in Baton Rouge. She spends her days balancing her laptop on one knee and her baby girl on her other; but does her best to get out from in front of the screen as much as possible and soak up time with her family.

Fed is Best

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We had a good run at it, breastfeeding and I. We got 4 good months out of the gig. Well, 3 if we’re being honest, because that last month was hell. I always thought...

An Open Letter to My Post Baby Body

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Dear 3 month postpartum self, I know you saw the pictures of Scarlett Johansson's tiny little bod at her movie premiere like two months after giving birth. I know it made you want to curl...

The Best Cupcake in Baton Rouge

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All this week we are tasting and judging the yummiest treats in Baton Rouge to find you the best of the best—mom (and kid) approved! For each place we tested, we considered flavor, texture/quality,...

A Year of Dating Your Husband

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Remember pre-baby days in your relationship? You'd both get home from work and decide "hey, let's have a date night tonight!" You could get dressed and be sitting at a table sipping wine and...

I’m Not a Bad Mom

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It was 11:00 am and it had already been one of "those" days. You know the one - Christmas had exploded all over my house, the laundry monster was steadily growling at me, and I...

Holiday Bucket List {Free Printable}

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Christmas is such a great time to start new traditions and keep old ones alive. Here's our holiday bucket list with 25 fun, family-oriented activities - and a free printable! Use it as a...

Our New Normal

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Childbirth and change. The two words go hand in hand, do they not? The moment you get pregnant, people start reminding you that "everything's about to change". Some are kind enough to add "for...

Preparing for Birth: Beyond the Books

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I'm a researcher and planner by nature. I genuinely enjoy it! I like being prepared and informed and knowing as much as I can before something comes my way. So of course when I...

Fall Shows for Moms

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I have to confess, my husband and I watch a good bit of television. To be fair, it's just been the two of us for the last three years (our first is due any...

Slowing Down and How NOT to Do It All

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I have a pretty physically intensive job. There are days where I don't stop from the moment I get there to the minute I leave. Between cleaning the gym, picking up behind big lugs...

Top 6 Things to Never, Ever Say to a Pregnant Woman

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#6 Any sentence containing the words "plump", "round", "big" or any of their synonyms. Even if you're trying to lovingly refer to their precious bump. Just use the word cute.   #5 Your won't fit through...

What I Hope My Daughter Learns

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It hit me while I was laying in bed one night, my baby girl doing what felt like cartwheels in my belly, my sleepy thoughts wandered until they landed on: uh, I’m going to be responsible...