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I am so excited for todays post because it really hits home for me.  One of the most rewarding things about blogging and having this platform is bringing awareness and being able to give back.  Today I’m going to share how YOU can make a difference during the holidays.

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This holiday season, Nordstrom is partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to support children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.  Through December 24, you can join in too by purchasing a $10 giving-tree card at your local Nordstrom full-line store or making a donation online here.  Every dollar stays in your community, including 55 network hospitals in regions with Nordstrom stores.  Your donation will help provide life-saving care, education and research at children’s hospitals in our communities.

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As you may already know, Milan had to undergo two surgeries at only six weeks old.  She suffered from a major infection due to her surgical procedures and we as new parents had to pack her fresh wound.  This was by far the most traumatic and depressing time of my life.  The whole experience completely changed me as a woman, mother and human being.  Seeing her in the hospital and  having to say goodbye to her as they carried her off to surgery was gut wrenching and horrid.  This is why this post is so important to me.

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I cannot even fathom what other parents in much worse situations have to endure.  No matter what the situation is, having your child in the hospital is unbearable.  No words can describe the pain and emotions that go with seeing your child in pain and it’s completely out of your control.  I can barely type this post because it brings back such dark memories.

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Here’s a little background on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner with 170 local children’s hospitals to raise funds that help kids get better; there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in your community.
  • 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute.
  • To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care.

You can read more about it HERE.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it is to be a mommy.  I used to hear all the cliches about motherhood but it doesn’t really resonate until you become one and that’s when you truly GET IT.  Kids are truly a gift and Miss Milan is my little miracle.

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Out of all her outfits and photos I’ve ever taken, this outfit and these photos are by far my favorite.  Watching and capturing her playing is so inspiring.  For some reason, this time it just felt different.  She looks so grown up and it’s crazy to think she’ll be turning 3 in a couple of months.  I often have to pinch myself to see if she is real!

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Can we just take a moment to talk about this outfit?  OMG.  This Pippa and Julie faux fur top and tutu skirt set is just too much.  I can’t even stand how cute it is.  Pippa and Julie is one of my favorite brands at Nordstrom.  I love that a lot of their clothes come as sets, less thinking and planning for busy moms.

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Here are some other cute outfits I’m loving right now:

Nordstrom Kids Favorites:

Click on any item you like!

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You guys know how deep my love runs for Nordstrom but now that love has been amplified a million times over because of this partnership they’re doing with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  It really goes to show what type of company they are and that’s where I want to spend my money.

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I was so honored when they asked me to share this with you.  I didn’t hesitate for one second.  I feel privileged to be a part of something so meaningful.

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I encourage you to go to your local Nordstrom and select a $10 giving tree card or you can donate online HERE.  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy holidays! XO

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Sweater: Pippa & Julie faux fur top (size 2T) | Skirt: Pippa & Julie Tutu skirt (size 2T) | Similar tights HERE | Shoes: Mini Melissa | Similar hair bow HERE

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