Girl/Boy Room Sharing: A Woodland Theme!

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…

SJ’s Birth Story Part 2: Our Caesarean Birth

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…

SJ’s Birth Story Part 1: Baby is Breech

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…

Why Body Acceptance Is A Major Part Of Self-Acceptance 

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…

Becoming myself.

The journey of self discovery that I’ve been on the last year and a half has been many things: painful, beautiful, awakening, but most of all – scary. It’s been a terrifying journey of questioning, tearing down, opening up, laying bare, and feeling alone. There have been many moments of authentic bliss, that fantastic feeling…

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…

Dear SJ

Dear SJ, my sweet son, What an adventure we are about to begin together. I can’t even imagine how I’ll feel when I see your face for the first time. Your time in my belly has been so special and sweet, for me and your dad and your big sister. We are all so excited…

Dear JJ

Dear JJ, My sweet first born, my darling daughter, I have so many feelings about giving you the gift of a sibling next month. While I’m a little sad about losing our sweet time, just you and me, I’m also so sure that the gift of a sibling is one of the greatest gifts I…

Dear postpartum me,

Dear postpartum me, You are beautiful. You are amazing. Your body has done something so remarkable. Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding – you are a hero. Promise me, promise me, that as you take the next 6 weeks (and beyond) you’ll just enjoy your baby and soak up every moment of newborn goodness. Promise me that you’ll also take…

Having Two Under Two: What Terrifies Me

When people realize that my daughter is only 16 months old and that I’m due with my second baby in 3 short months, the comment that usually follows is “wow, you’re going to be busy”. A pretty harmless comment right? Maybe the first 100 times you hear it – but after that, it starts to…

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…