- Mar 10, 2020
- 4 min
For the last time...
All the times I tried to remember the "firsts," I've forgotten about the lasts. "For the last time, would you please stop pushing your sister down?" or "for the last time, can you please put some clothes on!?" Tonight, Little Miss asked for a snack before bed. Then, she needed all her stuffies in bed with her. And then she had to go potty. It went on and on, as she procrastinated going to sleep. All the while I was making a mental list of things I wanted to do after she was a
- Jan 30, 2020
- 4 min
No "Mom Tribe." No Worries.
There’s always a lot of chatter about “finding your tribe.” But not every mom finds her tribe. And that's okay.
- May 6, 2019
- 5 min
Why It's Important to Talk About Mom's Mental Health
A mother's mental health is just as important as her physical health. But we don't talk about it nearly enough. Let's break that stigma.
- Apr 8, 2019
- 5 min
Accepting Your Season of Life
This is something I've been struggling with a lot lately. I guess you could say that I have mini-FOMO! One of the dangers of social media is that it's a lot easier to see what other people are doing and wish you were doing the same thing. Whether that means taking a huge leap in their career, traveling constantly, or chasing their dreams (whatever that means for them), it's so easy to get caught up in seeing what other people are doing and comparing that to your own life. I j
- Feb 12, 2019
- 8 min
My Birth Story with Delaney Grace
First of all... this is going to be a long post. I mean, how could I possibly leave out any detail of our little one's arrival into the world. I went back and forth as to whether or not I would share the details of Delaney's birth (mostly because I never had the platform to share Caroline's birth story, so it was to be fair), but I am proud of her birth story and there are a lot of people that went into making sure everything went smoothly. But you've been warned, there are
- Feb 6, 2019
- 4 min
Sleep When the Baby Sleeps...
Every new mom hears these words like a broken record offered as cute little sentiments during their pregnancy. But as a second-time mom, I know this is the biggest lie you can tell a new mom. Instead, offer real advice like how to master showering with children, or how to make grilled cheese with one hand and hold baby with the other. Why It Doesn't Work You see, in theory, it would make sense to sleep when the baby sleeps because then you would be well-rested for middle of t
- Jan 21, 2019
- 4 min
How Do Kids Spell LOVE?
This blog has been a few months in the making. Mostly because I was trying to wrap my head around my thoughts and opinions for so long - I wrote, deleted, wrote again, and so on. But, I think I finally got it - and it took until after I had my second child to really understand. How Do Kids Spell "LOVE?" I saw this question on a church sign and I think it holds a lot of value. It's a heavy question, and definitely holds the ability to make you think. When Brian and I were plan
- Jan 6, 2019
- 5 min
What They Didn't Tell Me About Being a Mom
When I was pregnant with our first daughter, I was terrified. I'd be lying if I said I was excited. It was all new (and rather unexpected) territory for me and so I started reading articles I found on Google and watching movies like What to Expect When You're Expecting. Expert advice, I know. But, we survived and we got through it and have the most amazing 2-and-a-half year old. We thought out family was complete. Then we found out we were pregnant again! And truly, we were
- Dec 31, 2018
- 3 min
New Mom's Loungewear for Your Hospital Stay
Hospital bag essentials are one thing, but the actual outfits to wear after baby is born are just as important. Everything is sore, healing, and depending on your method of birth, you may need to be in the hospital for a few extra days. One thing to think about is accessibility - doctors will be checking on you and baby, lactation consultants will be in and out of your room, and you'll want skin-to-skin time with your new baby. These are some of the best hospital-stay friendl
- Dec 17, 2018
- 4 min
How Our Nighttime Routine Changed the Game
This isn't anything new, and this isn't any crazy revelation as a mom, but routines are important. We knew that. It just didn't stick until recently. And it was a total game-changer. When Caroline was under a year old, we had a routine pretty solid, but she was so happy-go-lucky, that if we didn't stick with it strictly, she would be fine and nap in the car or wherever we were. However, once we crossed into the Terrible 2's Territory, that wasn't the case anymore. Naps became