Cloth Diapering – For The Not So ‘Crunchy’ Mama

this is a ‘non crunchy mama’ guide to cloth diapering! Basically, if you’re not into ALL the hippy dippy mom things BUT you’d like to A) save money on diapers B) have less diaper waste or C) use cloth for the sake your little ones sensitive tushie, read on.

I Don’t Fit Into Mommy Blogger Culture

This post could be reeeaaallll short. Like one sentence.

“Why don’t I fit into the mommy blogger culture? Cause I don’t want to.”

End post.

But it’s more complicated then that – cause sometimes I DO want to fit in.

When I Turn 30…

When I turn 30, I won’t care what people think anymore. When I’m 30 I will say goodbye to body issues. When I’m 30 I’ll feel confident about my personality. When I’m 30 I’ll feel grown up. When I’m 30 I’ll be ____________. I’ve always loved growing a year older; I love my birthday and…

If I rewrote my vows today…

Today my husband and I have been married for 4 years; it’s our anniversary! 4 years ago at this time I was taking photos with my fiancé and my bridal party, and wishing that we had planned the ceremony for earlier in the day so that we could already be married and riding off into…

The Journey to Conceive

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…

Love, after baby.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage. And then all hell breaks loose.

Trend Alert

You don’t have to spend much time with me (in person or on social media) to realize that I am very much a jump-on-the-band-wagon type person. I am naturally optimistic, think things are cool and will work out, and love change and trying new things. This makes me especially susceptible to thinks like trends, fads, and…

This is the HEAVIEST and the HAPPIEST I have ever been

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…

Don’t Be Afraid Of The F Word

fem·i·nism the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – I’m a stay at home mom, and I’m a feminist. I didn’t give much thought to feminism until becoming a mother. After I got pregnant, and especially once we found…

Living Authentically

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…

Taking A Break

A few weeks ago I took a week off from seeing my friends. Immediately following that, I took a short break from social media as well. Here’s why: I hang out with 3-5 friends a week, having coffee, chatting and doing the mom thing together. That’s a lot of friend time, I know. But for…

Holding Space

Holding space…It’s uncomfortable, yes. But it’s what helps us stay motivated by empathy and put our commonalities first, and it keeps us from being motivate day hatred and fear, and being blinded by our differences.

Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now

I love podcasts! l;.My husband got me hooked onto them about 2 years ago, during my pregnancy, and I’ve b ben listening to them pretty much daily every since! When I was pregnant, it was so nice to hear other moms talk about their pregnancies, deliveries, and lives with newborns. Then after having Jessa, I…

You Can Never Go Back

My husband and I went away overnight for the first time since having our daughter this last weekend, and it was weird. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun! It was relaxing. It was romantic. It was totally worth the anxiety of leaving my first baby for the first time in her first year. But…

my intentions for 2017

If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve been talking a lot lately about my intentions for 2017. I’ve also shared what resolution I will be keeping OFF my list for 2017, and you can read more about that here and here! I think New Year’s Resolutions can be super helpful, and fun! For me it’s motivating to have things I…

I’m not going to make losing weight a goal in 2017. Here’s why:

I’m starting to wonder, what would happen if we gave up this preoccupation with our bodies? What would we do with all of that time, energy, and money? Are women, collectively, doing something worthwhile by being so focused on our bodies, our vehicles for this life? Or are we wasting our resources by treating our bodies as ornaments instead of instruments? What would it look like for a group of women to get together and not have one word spoken about negative self image, or weight, or what they’re doing to look so good? What if we NEVER spoke another word about how fat we are, and instead used our words to change the world, and raise our children to have positive body image and balanced views on health and wellness?

You are in charge of your own happiness.

I’ve been reading The Gifts of Imperfection (the tiniest book ever) for the last few months, and it has taught me a few things in my journey towards authenticity: resilience is key in wholehearted living, we have to let ourselves feel things (without judgement) in order to move past them, and that hope is learned. Let me explain…