Easter with Porter Lane Home

Easter is such a fun holiday, especially with kids! Cam was super young last year, so he liked to pick up the eggs, but we basically had to hand them to him. This year Nora will be too young to participate in egg hunts, but Cam is the perfect age, so it will be fun to watch. Regardless, I am still that crazy mom/ Easter Bunny that makes them baskets full of goodies. This time was definitely more challenging with two kids of opposite genders, and different ages, but I love a challenge. Read More

nora’s newborn session

We had such an amazing time shooting our baby girl’s newborn session with the lovely ladies at Photogenics! I wanted to share with you a glimpse into our light + airy newborn session with Nora. Her pictures turned out perfectly and Cam was a (pretty) good boy while we were there! Let me know what you all think.Read More

my favorites// baby wraps

Since having Nora, I have been utilizing my baby wraps & carriers MUCH more than I did with Cam. Likely because I am having to chase around a toddler, keep the house clean and laundry (semi) caught up- so I need free hands as much as possible. In documenting all my time spent in baby wraps, I have received so many questions about which ones are my favorite, where to get them, etc so I decided to do a post for you all! Read More

starting off the new year one way: refreshed

I told myself that one of the biggest things I wanted to do after Christmas was tear down all of the holiday decor (SO unlike me) and start off the new year refreshed. I love it when my house is clean and bright, but still cozy and calm. Anderson Lilley reached out to see if they could help with this new year’s resolution, and boy did they! Read More

what’s in my hospital bag>> second baby

After having Cam and completely overpacking my hospital bag, I realized what is important to bring to the hospital for delivery. I also feel that my years as a mom/baby nurse helps because I know what the hospital already supplies for you. There are so many things you DON’T need, also a couple essentials you don’t want to forget at the same time! I put together a perfect guide for all you mamas-to-be and it’s all about consolidation! Read More

37 week bumpdate


First of all, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We all had a GI bug, so not living our best life for Christmas weekend. Not too much has changed since my last bumpdate, honestly! Well, besides the fact that I’m scrambling last minute to do EVERYTHING. Typical me, I guess. We don’t have her room totally ready, we don’t have Cam in his new room, we don’t have a name totally decided on, neither of our bags are packed, the base isn’t in the car, etc. we are really a spectical over here.
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32 week bumpdate

Once again, another month goes by and I haven’t done a “bumpdate”. Some of you started asking why and honestly I just forgot! It’s been so busy around here with the holidays and BABY coming soon! Ahh! We are slowly getting things together around our house. It’s hard at the same time because I decorated for Christmas and will have to literally tear it all down so fast after, so that our house is fresh and clean and ready for baby girl mid-Jan. A couple of updates for you guys now!Read More

toddler boy gift guide + cam’s wish list


With the season upon us, I thought it would be helpful for you boy mamas/aunts that I put together a guide with some toddler boy gift ideas. Everyone always says how “hard it is to dress boys” or how there are “so many cute girl things, but not enough boy things”, and I find them very wrong about that! I hope that these gift guides are somewhat helpful, especially during the holiday season. All of the things I am listing off have either been purchased by us for Cam, or on “his” Christmas list. I always get questions about where I shop for Cam, so hopefully this helps!Read More