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Little Adventure Dressups and Costumes! (GIVEAWAY!)

Friday
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My superhero kids are always at your service. 😉 If you watched my Insta Stories a few days ago, I shared how they were surprised and thrilled by these fun costumes from Little Adventures. Really, it was one of the happiest days of their lives! By the way, these costumes are machine washable and comfortable for the kids to wear too. Shipping for the costumes is free in the US. I teamed up with Little Adventures to give away $30 to one person to spend on their website. Join the giveaway so that your little one can have their own […]

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DIY cute container for the pantry with FREE printable

Wednesday
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As much as I like the extra space where we live in Galveston, we have limited storage for our groceries. I decided to start cleaning up and organizing our cabinets for groceries. I used a DIY container (similar to the container for our laundry room) to hold coffee, baking ingredients, and sugar. The cool part about these homemade containers is that you can put whatever you want in it. Plus, you can label them with the FREE printable name tags, which you can download below! Keep scrolling for a tutorial on how to create this simple container option for your […]

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Hello Spring + behind-the-scenes of creative photography

Tuesday
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Hello, first day of spring! Can you tell in this picture how happy I am for this season?! Let’s say goodbye to thick clothes, and say hello to more fun, lightweight outfits. 😉 I love spring because it gives our family a reason to go out and enjoy the weather.

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Family Weekend at Kemah Boardwalk

Thursday
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Over the weekend, we went to Kemah Boardwalk for some family time with my mother-in-law, who was visiting. We’ve brought our kids to Kemah a few times before and they love this place. The sights, sounds, and fun activities make them so happy! Weekends are the perfect time for us to spend time with Brent since he works all day during weekdays. Kemah is a great place to bring your kids and family as there are different rides and attractions for the kids, which even adults can enjoy. They also have waterfront restaurants and a playground area for the kids […]

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maternity and nursing wrap style dress

Friday
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I’m thankful for this month that my baby is now 6 months old, and I am still breastfeeding him. Of all my sons, I have breastfed him the longest. I had a challenging time breastfeeding my second son due to what I suspect was d-mer. Now, my baby and I enjoy the bonding from our breastfeeding sessions! Breastfeeding brings me so much joy as I watch him grow healthy and strong. It also brings joy to my husband as well, since we save money from it. hah! I think my favorite part of breastfeeding is that it’s easy to feed at […]

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Kid’s play area + machine-washable rug

Sunday
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How sweet to watch them play together! I really love this stage that my youngest son is in now. He’s able to sit on his own and watch his Kuyas (Tagalog for big brother) while playing or browsing through books  Now that the weather is not gloomy and super cold anymore, we are enjoying our play area with bright sunshine. This is where we mostly read stories, learn some Tagalog words from Filipino children’s books, play with legos and have other fun activities! Lorena Canals sent us this gorgeous rug to enjoy in the kids’ play area. One thing that […]

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Handling tantrums (VIDEO Q&A with child psychologist)

Wednesday
talking about handling tantrums and more child psychology

Sharing my husband Brent’s advice, as a child psychologist, regarding tantrums, why yelling is not effective, and his thoughts on depression.

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Hello Island Mama is a makeup, DIY, photography, motherhood and lifestyle blog by Em Smith. She is the mother of three boys and a wife, who loves to inspire and encourage others through her works and stories. Based in Houston, Texas. Originally from the Philippines.

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