We all know the disappointment of making plans, having our hopes up, and then things go totally and utterly wrong. It can be something small, like a birthday hoopla or a dinner party you've looked forward to hosting, to something bigger like your own wedding or a child's graduation. No matter what it is, when… Continue reading When Things Go Wrong: Taming Your Inner Critic
2 years ago I sat cross from my therapist and she said something I knew to be true. "You're very intuitive Brittany. You know yourself. But you need to learn to trust yourself." She was right. We know how to keep our opinions to ourselves. We know how to second guess ourselves. We know how to… Continue reading What Keeps Women From Listening To Their Intuition
I define body acceptance as: treating my body with respect, dignity, and love no matter what it looks like or it's current size. There may be things I want to work on, or struggle with, but my body always deserves to be treated with dignity - because it's my only vessel in this life. It deserves to be… Continue reading Why Body Acceptance Is A Major Part Of Self-Acceptance
My husband and I recently announced our second pregnancy! We were so blessed to tell our families and friends on our daughters first birthday, sharing the joy of the milestone and the joy of our pregnancy all together. But, for anyone who has been through the season of 'trying', you know that the days, weeks, and… Continue reading The Journey to Conceive
This is the most I have ever weighed, besides while pregnant, and this is the happiest I have ever been. When Tyler and I got married, I was 170lbs. I know this because we both decided to weigh ourselves the day before our wedding (dumb) and both realized we were overweight. Ha. I was roughly… Continue reading This is the HEAVIEST and the HAPPIEST I have ever been
I've only started thinking about authentic living recently; I've always tried to 'be myself' and I am naturally an honest person (is anyone actively trying to NOT be themselves and being dishonest??) but I think in my younger years that wasn't as authentic as I thought it was...
con·tent·ment kənˈtentmənt/ noun a state of happiness and satisfaction. When I was a single, I would spend hours - sometimes a whole day - sitting in a coffee shop, writing and reading, sipping coffee while I listened to my favorite music (and checking out coffee shop guys, TBH). During this season of my life, I… Continue reading Content in all things
Do you feel frustrated at the end of the day by how little you accomplished, or by how you managed your time? Are you constantly shuffling the same stuff from one room to the other, or overwhelmed by mountains of laundry or toys that constantly need cleaning up or sorted through? Do you feel like… Continue reading Simplifying: Flexible minimalism for families, refocusing on core values, and owning less so we have space for more
Alright! Today I am finally sharing the finished kids room!!!! I've shared about 1million photos and asked for so much feedback (on my IG stories), and here is the result: a shared space with an adorable woodland theme that will hopefully grow with the kids! My goals were simple: keep it *mostly* gender neutral, and… Continue reading Girl/Boy Room Sharing: A Woodland Theme!
The day before the caesarean we dropped our daughter off with her grandparents and went to the pre-op appintment. We decided to stay the night in the city to avoid extra driving, but that meant a total of 5 days away from JJ. Dropping her off wasn’t as emotional as I feared, because I had… Continue reading SJ’s Birth Story Part 2: Our Caesarean Birth
I found out that my baby boy had turned breech at our 36 week appointment. The midwives weren’t too concerned, and I was certain they were mistaken - but they sent me for an ultrasound anyway. I was nearly 37 weeks by the time I got in for the ultrasound, and I was CERTAIN that… Continue reading SJ’s Birth Story Part 1: Baby is Breech