• Life,  Parenthood

    Dear Sweet Little Rainbow Baby,

    Dear sweet little rainbow baby, We planned for you, and waited for you, and now that you’re well on your way here, there are a few things I need you to know… First of all, and this ones important, I love you. That may seem like a silly thing to say, I’m your mother, of course I love you… But I know I’ve been a little disconnected, and I need you to know that it has nothing to do with you. It is simply my way of protecting my fearful mama heart. You see, you aren’t my first baby. You’ve got an older sibling that fills up a huge part of who I am. I…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Baby #2 on Board!

    Yep, you read it right! Our sweet little rainbow baby is due to make their appearance February 4th, 2020, and we could not be more excited<3 If you actually follow the blog you have probably noticed I have been completely MIA all summer. Except for the occasional Instagram post or Facebook story, I haven’t really been keeping anyone in the loop. Between house shopping, house buying, baby growing, and soaking up our summer, I accidentally let myself forget how much I love blogging. I got swept up in trying to fit in as much as I could each day, and in doing so, I forgot to add in a little me time. But no worries,…

  • Parenthood

    I am one lucky stay at home mama, but luck has nothing to do with it.

    “Oh you’re so lucky to be a stay at home mom.” “I’m so jealous!” “I would give anything to stay home.” I hear them all the time, and normally I just smile softly and nod my head in agreement. Because yes, I am so lucky and I am so blessed. But once in awhile, normally after a few rough nights of sleep or a particularly hard day of butting heads with a toddler, those simple statements get to me a little. I read into them a little more than I should. And I know people mean well, they really do. They aren’t trying to make me bite my tongue, they are just stating the truth.…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    My Blighted Ovum Miscarriage Part 2

    As it turns out, writing the second half of our journey through miscarriage, did not come as easily as the first. I’ve started and restarted this post more than a handful of times, and it just never felt right. It’s hard to figure out which direction to go in, and even harder to draw the line between too much information and not enough. But here we are, and I think I’m finally at peace with how it turned out. If you haven’t read My Blighted Ovum Miscarriage Part 1, feel free to take a look into the beginning of our story. If you have stumbled across this post while frantically googling your sweet little heart…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Why you should get yourself a planner.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I need some structure. I enjoy having a to-do list. My toddler, my pets, my husband, my house, just run more smoothly on a schedule. I have officially been back at it as a stay at home mama for almost a month. It’s been amazing, and stressful, and a little isolating, but we’re finding our groove. Surprisingly, one of the biggest struggles so far is keeping myself busy and getting done what I want to get done, while simultaneously feeling like I’m not doing enough “nothing” with Everest. The procrastinator in me has been poking around, making me think I’ve got all the time in…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body,

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body, I need to start off by saying, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for being such a hater lately, I’m just in one of those slumps. One of those slumps where I just don’t feel comfortable in you, in my own skin. I’ve gained back a majority of the weight we lost for the wedding and am just feeling very meh. It’s not your fault though. You don’t decide what I feed you or how often I work out, which we both know isn’t as much as I should. But you get all the shaming for the aftermath of those decisions. I think you will agree that what I put in you is,…

  • Parenthood

    Our toddlers favorite Melissa and Doug toys.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I’m sure you’ve seen the Melissa and Doug section at your local Walmart or Target, always filled with adorable wooden toys, making you feel all nostalgic. There is just something so cool about simple wood toys, or is that just me? I love that their products don’t take a million batteries and aren’t built with a thousand tiny plastic parts to break. Every product we have from Melissa and Doug is great quality. Here are a few of our toddlers current favorite Melissa and Doug toys! **Some of them are out of stock on the actual Melissa and Doug website, so I’ve also placed the…

  • Parenthood

    5 items that made the cut from baby to big boy.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) There is a long list of things I would deem actual necessities when you’ve got a new baby. There is also a long list of things I would say hell no to wasting my money on the next time around. And then there are the things that are really a more bang for your buck kind of investment. Money well spent.  These are the things that you find yourself using through several stages of your kids lives. The things you got way back when walking through Babies-R-Us was difficult with that big belly hanging around and that have managed to make the cut…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    My Blighted Ovum Miscarriage Part 1.

    I wasn’t sure I really wanted to write this one, so bear with me guys. But then I realized, it’s really the event that pushed me to actually start the blog in the first place. Scouring the internet for peoples experiences consumed me for nights on end. If I can be someone elses solace, then I should share. This will be the first that most people hear of our miscarriage. We kept it fairly quiet, only telling close friends and family. Not because we were ashamed or even because we were devastated, which we were. But just because it never feels like the right time… and because the second half of our story gets a…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    I had never tasted anxiety, until I drank from the cup of motherhood.

    I had never struggled with anxiety. I’m not even sure I knew what anxiety was, outside of the stress of upcoming exams or a lump in my throat before an interview. I got anxious, but I never struggled with anxiety. Then I had my son, and anxiety washed over me like a tidal wave. My worry started before I even gave birth, I just didn’t realize it. I legitimately was scared to walk across my kitchen with a knife, or even to use one in general towards the end of my pregnancy. Scared I would lose my balance and fall or suddenly forget to hold on to it tightly and impale him in the womb……