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Essential Oils

I know, I know. Essential Oils, blahdy blah. You’ve heard it all before, it’s a worthless pyramid scheme, it’s just a trend, an overpriced hobby for desperate housewives. You’re sick and tired of seeing everybody’s Instagram posts of little brown glass bottles with colorful labels, and if you read one more caption […]

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Little Things

I’ve been feeling a little small lately. A little invisible. A little bit like if I fell off the face of the earth, maybe nobody would notice. Of course that’s not true. Obviously Emmett would notice, and mostly likely my husband, eventually. Ha! But feeling small is usually one of […]

EW 4 Months | Kali Ramey Martin, Bird is the Word (5 of 8)
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Keeping it Simple

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about simplicity. About simplifying my own life by reducing the clutter in my home, cleaning out my closets, actually using up all the food in my fridge and freezer, limiting the amount of random information (aka trash) that I take in on the internet and really […]

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The Heu-Wellers

I’ve really been enjoying taking photos lately. Like, really really. And I have to say that photographing kiddos has got to be my very favorite. Sure, it’s challenge. You never know what kind of mood they’ll be in, you can’t control their hair, or hands, or bodily fluids, and often […]

Elsie's Place April 2016 | Kali Ramey Martin, Bird is the Word (9 of 31)
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Kid Containment

One of the things I dreaded most about having babies was the idea of my home being taken over by kid crap. I had visions of stepping on toys, tripping over books and stubbing my toe on endless plastic contraptions meant for sitting or soothing or swinging, etc. We love having Emmett […]

Emmett Three Months | Kali Ramey Martin, Bird is the Word (39 of 39)
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I’m Going to Try

     I’ve really wanted to write lately. A lot. I’ve wanted to come here and lay it all out. The things I’m loving about my life, thoughts I have about motherhood and my experience so far, my joys and fears and everything in between. But every time I sit down […]