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Demi’s Newborn Photos + Her Birth Story

I’ve never written out any of my children’s birth stories but ya know what? There’s a first time for everything! Since Demi has entered the world, so many of you have asked me about my labor and her delivery. Let’s just say it is definitely my most favorite story to date… and not just because it was the easiest ;) Why? I think…

Ooey Gooey Sweet Fried Plantains: The Healthy Way

Can we talk about that one time when Instacart dropped off 3 giant plantains instead of a bananas… Let’s just say I was less than pleased about it!! But! It turns out that it was a great mistake! After letting them get pretty ripe, Brody, Levi and I decided to try our hands at a healthy-ish take on the popular side dish. And…

This Will Shock You About Banner Day Camp!

This post is in partnership with Banner Day Camp located in Lake Forest, IL. As always, all opinions are 100% honest, my own, and never influenced by anyone. Thank you for supporting brands that make I Adore What I Love possible =) Did I spark your curiosity via the title of this post?! I hope so!! Haha! So, in this post I am going to spill all the details to one aspect…

The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Pregnancy Nausea!

Making a baby is hard work!!! Work that only a woman’s body can handle and work that often times leaves you feeling LIKE CRAP!! Now, I’m not saying it’s not a HUGE gift to find out your pregnant and are able to create a new life in this crazy world that we’re living in, but some of us literally feel like sh*t {excuse…

20 Awesome Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom!

Mother’s Day is coming up, friends! And you know I don’t take my gift guides lightly – this time being no different! I’ve found 20 seriously awesome Mother’s Day gifts for every type of mama! Whether she loves jewelry, skincare, getting dirty in the kitchen {or not!}, wine nights, working out, a good night’s sleep, self-care, or simply just being comfortable, I’ve got…

My Covid-Year Takeaways!!

Can you believe that we’ve been living in a pandemic for almost a year now? I remember on March 12th when I got the call that school was cancelled for 2 weeks. It was a MAJOR mom freak out moment!! I mean, didn’t you feel the same way?! Now that it’s been basically a year of wearing masks, social distancing from friends +…

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My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of two, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My two crazy toddler boys, Brody {who’s 5} and Levi {who’s 3} are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! The chaos is real and because I adore mom life SO MUCH, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?? I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... I want to help make your lives a little easier, one blog post at a time! Join me on my quest to share allll the mom tips, simple style ideas, REALLY easy recipes {if I can do it, you can do it!!}, and our travels. Read More.

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