• Lifestyle

    Read about our year living in Minnesota

    It’s official, my husband and I have been living in Minnesota for a year. For those that don’t know, we moved because he got a promotion that was the next step for his career. Living in Minnesota has exceeded my expectations! When I first heard about the potential position in Minnesota, I didn’t know what to think. Minnesota, at the very least, seemed completely random. Minnesota is 1,500 miles away from New Hampshire (where we moved from). I hadn’t been to the Midwest before, and Minnesota? What’s out there? We took this picture a whole year ago, when we closed on our house! A lot has changed since this picture, I…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel,  Tuesday Tidbit

    Girls’ Weekends are Mandatory

    Say YASSS to a girls’ weekend the next time your friend/cousin/sister suggests it. We had an excuse for one, my cousin is getting married, but I think that we often get caught up in our own daily lives that we forget how absolutely essential girls’ weekends can be. We stayed in this beautiful cabin in the mountains for my cousin’s bachelorette and it was unforgettable. This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I can earn a commission if you choose to purchase anything I’ve recommended. Learn more.  The weekend was filled with laughs, vent sessions, reminiscing, heart-to-hearts, and bonding. I got to see my two cousins that…

  • Lifestyle,  Mom life

    How to maintain your breast milk supply while traveling

    Are you wondering how to maintain your breast milk supply while traveling? I did it! It is possible! I outline everything below: what I used, what worked, what didn’t work, and obstacles while traveling. Once in a lifetime trip My husband was kicking ass at work and earned his way into the President’s Club trip to Sardinia, Italy. (See more about our vacation!) But there was a catch – when the trip was scheduled, my little babe was only 2 months old. My sister-in-law volunteered to babysit almost immediately. I contemplated the trip for a while. So many questions were running through my head. Would she get sick? Would she…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    Our trip to Sardinia, Italy!

    As I write this, I’m sipping on some Italian prosecco trying to pretend I’m still in Sardinia! Sardinia is an island off of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. Everywhere we looked there was beautiful ocean and gorgeous yachts. I’m not kidding, we saw the second largest yacht in the world. It’s essentially a cruise ship. Rumor has it that it has a submarine in case the extremely wealthy person needs to escape quickly. I wish I was that important. Poltu Quatu in Sardinia We stayed in a hotel in Poltu Quatu arranged by my husband’s work! (Technically, I work at the same place, but I’m not in sales. This is…

  • Lifestyle,  Mom life

    I was INDUCED – Our Birth Story

    I don’t remember what life was like before our little bundle of joy arrived! She’s two months old, and I love spending every second with her. I recently met some moms and we all shared our birth stories, it was really interesting hearing about what the other moms’ experiences were like. So, I decided to write our birth story up to share!   Days leading up to birth I was due on March 29, and my baby was too comfy to leave. Once I entered March, my boss was convinced I was going to disappear at any moment. I had a feeling that my baby would be late and I…

  • Lifestyle,  Mom life

    Should I hire a doula?

    My experience with a doula Are you having a child in the near future? Are you wondering about your options for child birth? I can tell you all about my experience with my doula! According to dictionary.com, a doula is a woman who provides support during labor and child birth. I don’t think I can say enough good things about my doula. She was AMAZING. I don’t know how I would have delivered my beautiful baby without her support. (And if you live in the Minneapolis area, I’d be happy to give you her info! Leave a comment!) Why did I look for a doula? I first started looking for…