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My Sister’s 1 in 5 Story: Her Heart Hero Baby

1 in 5 suffer from a mental illness. I am 1 in 5. And so is my sister, Tilly. This is her story. “In July of 2003, I was 21 years old and living in Virginia Beach, VA.  My now ex-husband, Anthony, was stationed at NAS Oceana at the time while serving in the US Navy.  We had a 4 month old son, Isaiah.  Anthony was being deployed on the…

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The Monday Madness Mile

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When Maci Met Her Memory Bear

I had been wanting to do something special with Maci’s newborn items for while now. I didn’t know if that meant clothing or blankets or what that looked like exactly.…


  • We stepped outside for a bit as the temperature started dropping and before the rain set in to spend some time on the mat. 🧘🏽‍♀️ But Maci no longer simply sits next to me and just climbs all over me. So I’m pretty sure the rest of this mat series will continue to be Maci somewhere in the near vicinity of the mat! 🙂
This is a super special mat photo because both me and Maci are wearing our @goshoutlove shirts! They feature a different child each month and celebrate them in big ways throughout the entire month! These shirts in particular celebrate the beautiful Emery who was diagnosed with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome (RTS) and Agenesis of Corpus Callosum (ACC). Every purchase on the @goshoutlove website in October will benefit Emery and her family by helping pay for a sensory wall and travel expenses for upcoming therapies.
Hugs to Emery and her beautiful family!
💕 meg & maci
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  • It’s been a crazy last few days, but I will say that the snuggles have been extra snuggly this weekend. 💕 It’s been raining nonstop and the weather is actually dipping down into the 40’s this week (currently in the 60’s!!) 😍 Perfect snuggle weather with our @cuddleandkind unicorns! Lazy Sunday’s are the best kind, especially with cooler weather! How is your Sunday going? Staying busy or staying snuggly?
@cuddleandkind is celebrating World Food Day, an event established to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty and to inspire solutions for world change. The @cuddleandkind Double Your Impact weekend runs from now until Tuesday (10/16), where every doll purchased = 20 meals provided for children in need! Such a wonderful cause and a beautiful way to help others! 🧡
Dolls: @cuddleandkind
Tee: @lovedbyhannahandeli
Blanket: @littlewolfdesign
  • I never expected to end up in the ER yesterday morning. I’ve been experiencing these stomach pains for quite some time, but not until recently has it gotten so bad that I ended up bursting into tears uncontrollably straight to the ground out of bed after hours and hours of endless pain. When I received the news yesterday in the ER about the issue being tons of gallstones in my gallbladder and that it would need to be removed very soon, I felt relieved to know the answer but disappointed in my body. I felt scared to go through a surgery, even though it’s minor because I’ve never been through surgery. I felt worried about the logistics of it all and being forced to take a step back for a bit on what has been so therapeutic for me: working out. I felt sad that I wouldn’t be able to hold Maci for even a small moment in time. Overall, I felt frustrated.
But then all of your messages started pouring through in response to my stories. So many of you were telling me about your experiences and how you had yours removed not too long after having a baby, too. You made me realize how common this is and that I’ll be okay. Thank you for every single positive and uplifting message and for reminding me that I’m not alone. Every message has made such a big difference for me and I can’t thank you enough. 🌿
  • A week late and this is what all of my attempts look like for this month’s name blanket photo. In the time it took me to place her on her back and lift my camera above her, she was already crawling away. So here she is, my eleven month old Maci. The one that crawls now and has three teeth. Only one of her top two teeth broke through and when she laughs all I see is that one tooth sticking out. And in moments like that, I’m like wow. She’s all mine. ✨
Blanket: @shophighway3
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Seriously, though. I have so many secret boards on Pinterest that I started before Bobby and I even got married (maybe I should finally just make them public 🙈)! And one of them is nothing but diy Halloween baby costumes. 😂 I had such high goals for myself to be this mega diy mama and yet here I am feeling pretty solid about our Amazon costumes that I’ll eventually order sometime later this month. And not to brag or anything, but they’re already in the cart. 💁🏼‍♀️
How ready are you for Halloween?!
Tee: @emersongraceboutique