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Seeing and Loving - A Way to Greater Self Acceptance

Jenna Odegard

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Seeing and Loving - A Way to Greater Self Acceptance

In 2018 I'm trying to focus on healing some past pains by learning to love myself more, not on improving or trying to be someone I am not, but by the simple act of taking myself as is. Taking it all in and loving. It's hard. My friend Megan Osburn recently shared the most beautiful post on how she spent $10 and revolutionary improved her self acceptance in a way that encouraged me to be braver with my own. I hope that you too can find inspiration in her writing. - Jenna Bumbelou Founder --------------------------------------------------------------- From Megan: A few months after my third baby...


At Home Play - 5 Fun Ways to Pass the Day with Toddlers

Jenna Odegard

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At Home Play - 5 Fun Ways to Pass the Day with Toddlers

With the flu spreading like wildfire this year our family has been looking for fun and creative ways to spend time at home. We are a family who loves to visit the museum, hang out at the mall, even spend an hour at the library looking for new books and playing in the children's space, and while we are still doing these things I gotta tell the truth and say: it freaks me out a little to be in a crowd right now so we are limiting those things. Here is a little round up of things we’ve been doing...


New year, new you, new me, new all of it : How to start a fearless year

Jenna Odegard

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New year, new you, new me, new all of it : How to start a fearless year

A note from Jenna:Sometimes we see those women. The ones who seem to have it all. They have a beautiful family, a happy marriage, the dream career, and probably wake up looking amazing. It's easy to see the Instagram filtered face and think things are rosy on the other side of the screen, but life doesn't work that way. Emily is bravely sharing her essay today of how she went from one of the most challenging times of her life to braving a new career path into entrepreneurship. I hope you'll take from it inspiration, connection, and a reminder that we...


2017 Baby and Toddler Gift Guide

Alyssa Burmeister

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2017 Baby and Toddler Gift Guide

With the holiday season officially in full swing I’m loving all the beautiful handmade items that fill my Facebook and Instagram feeds. As a big time supporter of small shops + businesses (and as a small business owner myself), this time of year makes my heart especially warm and fuzzy. Some of my favorite and most treasured items are from handmade shops… the heirloom quality, the attention to detail, the true joy that a maker pours into what they create… it truly does make holiday shopping magical + meaningful. I’ve put together some of my favorite items from some of...


Giving Grace : a note to new mothers

Alyssa Burmeister

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Giving Grace : a note to new mothers

Whenever I attend a baby shower and they do the activity where they pass around paper + pens and ask for us to all write down some words of wisdom for the new mama to be I know exactly what I want to write. “Grace. So much grace.” Usually the papers are small and people write all kinds of “great advice” on them… sleep when the baby sleeps. Go on monthly date nights. Let the dishes and laundry go to snuggle the baby. They mean well, their hearts yearn to tell the new mother that this insane life change that’s about...