The Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide To Getting Away


This post was sponsored by Philips Avent as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Going back to work after Jemma was born kind of scarred me. I HATED leaving her. I felt like I was leaving my heart behind and I worried. Oh, […]

Happy From the Inside Out


  As I type, you’re wiggling yourself to sleep beside me. You’re smiling and kicking; practically winking while you murmur, “Golly Mama, I’m just so glad that we love each other so much.” And we do. We really really do. It’s been six months since Eli joined our crew (well, six months in another week) and […]

3 Things I’ve Learned Between My First Baby and My Last


    When Jemma was born seven years ago, I thought I knew quite a bit about becoming a mother. I had read mountains of books, talked to quite a few mentor moms, and although my pregnancy and early days with her were pre-Pinterest (ohmygoodness, do you remember?) I had cataloged gobs of articles, both […]

Word of the Year: Routine

routine 700

2017 will go down in infamy for its non-routine.  We packed and moved in January-February. I cooked a baby all spring/summer long. Eli came in September. Then, we house-hunted, packed, and moved between October and December. Everything was helter skelter. Always. 2017, you be crazy. I like plans. I like knowing what to expect. So, although […]

Postpartum Reality — 15 Weeks


How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over :( I missed the 12-13 week mark because we were busy moving and all things blogging fell by the wayside for a bit! #survivalmode UPDATE: Wait, no I didn’t miss it, I just left it in my drafts and never hit publish! I backdated it so these updates […]

Postpartum Reality — 12 Weeks


^^^ Transforming from tragic to pretty fantastic is one of my major life skills ^^^ How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over! 12 weeks with my little Eli in my arms, Weight loss: I packed our scale (we’re moving!), but before I did, I stepped on it and weighted 163 pounds. I peaked at about 210 […]

Time and Sanity Savers From a Mom of 4


Today’s post is sponsored by Parent’s Choice. All opinions are my own.  Having four little ones has taught me two things. I mean, they’ve taught me many, many things, not just two, but only so much can fit into a blog post! First lesson … it’s essential to be smart about how I spend my time. Second, […]

4 Ways To Prevent and Heal Diaper Rash


  I have two babies in diapers. Again. When Max was born, Jemma was still in diapers. Max potty trained the week Reid was born (fun times!) and now Reid and Eli are my duo in diapers. So, in case you didn’t keep up, I’ve had at least one kid in diapers for the last […]

Meet Evivo — Your Baby’s Belly’s Best Friend


  When it comes to our children’s health, there are some startling statistics out there … There are at least two children with food allergies in almost every kindergarten classroom (FARE) Over one million children in the U.S. have type 1 diabetes (American Diabetes Association) The rate of obesity doubles as children grow from toddlers […]

Home Birth Essentials You Don’t Want To Forget


Three home births. One surprise. Two planned. Doesn’t make me a home birth expert, but it does mean I’ve been there and done that … thrice :) From each experience I’ve learned a bit more, not in how to actually birth at home (that’s always a wild card!), but more so in how to prepare for all […]

Postpartum Reality — 8 Weeks


How far into the 4th trimester:  7 weeks, 6 days Weight loss: I have reached my breastfeeding weight. The plateau where I live until baby is about a year old. No matter what I eat or how much I exercise, I weigh 165 pounds when I’m nursing. That’s just where my body needs to be to make […]