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    Be kind and be gentle this mother’s day.

    Be kind and be gentle this mother’s day. Think before you speak of tricky topic of children. A lot of moments in my life have been, “Ah, now I get it.” moments. I think some people are perceptive to others’ challenges, but unless I’m caught up in the mix of it, I don’t always completely understand. I don’t think I’ll write a post like this every Mother’s Day, but when Mother’s Day 2017 was one of the hardest days of my life, I just want to send out a gentle reminder. While this day is a wonderful celebratory day for the mothers in our lives, some women are hurting. I…

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    Mom Adventures – April 2019

    Hot n’ fresh out the kitchen I’m standing at my kitchen island as I am writing this. My kiddo is emptying our entire Tupperware drawer. It’s keeping her busy SO WHATEVER. And I’m just gonna take all the Tupperware and shove it back in the drawer when she’s done. We already season our food with dog hair, so a little dirt don’t hurt. Sometimes when I am prepping a meal in the kitchen, I find myself freezing when I hear the pitter patter of her bare feet approaching me. If I don’t move, can she still see me? Other moments we’re playing tag in the kitchen. She’s always “it”, and…

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    My baby is one!

    Happy birthday to our little love bug! I’m adding the finishing touches to this post and it’s currently 10:37pm on April 6, 2019. I started pushing at 11:30pm April 6, 2018 and she arrived about 2.5 hours later on April 7, 2019 . Read our birth story. My husband and I returned from a last minute Target run about an hour ago, and I’m just sitting down after we finished putting together all her little toys. How come some of the stickers are on the toys, and then some aren’t? Toymakers, why only some of the stickers? What is the logic on this?!? A discussion for another day. Tomorrow is…

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    My baby is 11 months old

    My little girl takes adventures up the stairs and is obsessed with clementines. She loves books, flicking the light switches, and being held. She’s doing this thing… where… I can’t put her down. I’ve been wearing her because I need my hands free and she’s NEEDY AF. All the moms I’ve talked to say “oh it’s only a phase”. SHE’S BEEN DOING THIS HER WHOLE LIFE. HER 11 MONTHS OF EXISTENCE. ALWAYS. NEEDS. TO. BE. HELD. I have a love/hate relationship with this holding thing. I loveeee that she needs me, but I’m also not jacked yet so this isn’t benefiting me. Can I at least get some upper body…

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    Mom Life – February 2019

    Lately I’ve been counting the minutes until bedtime. The guilt I feel for saying that is terrible, but it’s the truth. I’ve been a little absent from my social media and the blog because I’m in this never ending state of exhaustion. (Little disclaimer: a bad day with her still beats a good day at the office. I’m so grateful that I get to spend so much time with her–just some days are hard.) Dad: *puts down baby* *baby is happy as a clam* *sky is blue, birds are chirping, there’s a rainbow in the distance* Mom: *puts down baby* *baby SCREAMS* *WORLD IS ENDING* She’s around 11 months now…