Baby girl, our time is dwindling…

To my first born. My heart, my everything, my whole entire world.   Baby girl, our time is dwindling.   I know that that isn’t REALLY true, but some days it feels like it. Your baby sister will be here tomorrow morning, and sometimes it just still feels like there’s […]

I’m having a C-section- on purpose.

Three years ago, our first daughter was born via c-section. It wasn’t an “emergency” by any stretch of the imagination, but it certainly wasn’t planned- it was just sort of how the cards were played. We found out that our daughter was breech at nearly the exact same moment as […]

To my ‘baby’ on your birthday…

To my baby on your birthday,   I know I can’t call you that anymore- my “baby.” I know it makes you wrinkle your nose at me and say “but mama, I’m not a baby. I’m a BIG BIG girl!” And yes- it’s true, you ARE a big girl these […]

What I Wish I’d Known About Bringing Home Baby

Bringing a new baby home for the first time is exhilarating. And terrifying. And emotional, and tiring, and challenging… The list goes on. I can remember researching tips for bringing a newborn home from the hospital for HOURS in the days and weeks leading up to the arrival of our […]

To the mom who is struggling, you are not alone.

Yesterday, I cried in my car.   I wasn’t going to say a word about it to you, or to anyone. I was just going to gloss over it and pretend like it never happened, because I was embarrassed. I was embarrassed because admitting that I was having one of […]

A letter to my husband at the end of a (LOOOONG) day

To my husband, at the end of a (LOOOOONG) day,   I can see it written all over your face the second you walk in the door. Your eyes are instantly surveying the toys scattered all over the floor, the stack of dishes next to the sink, the messy ‘mom-bun’ […]

We are more than cooking, cleaning, diaper-changing machines

There are a MILLION different plans out there that are telling us how to have a cleaner house, how to be more organized, to get more out of our days. Have you been on Pinterest lately? It’s literally FLOODED with this kind of thing.    And sure, these plans are […]

10 Ways to Survive the Hard Days of Parenting

It’s absolutely no secret that motherhood has its fair share of ups and downs. We are always quick to acknowledge it when our children are being well behaved, cooperating, and things are running smoothly.   But what about all those other days?   You know the ones I’m talking about… […]

Take the nap. Your sanity will thank you!

I used to feel SOOOOO much guilt about napping when the baby napped. If I slept, I knew I would wake up feeling more refreshed, but I also knew that the ‘refreshed’ feeling wouldn’t last very long when the instant I opened up my eyes I’d be greeted with a […]