First Trimester · Mothering · Pregnancy · Trying to Conceive · TTC

A Festivus Miracle!

We are pregnant. Naturally. Even writing it down I still can’t believe it. Even after multiple pregnancy tests, blood draws, and ultrasounds; I still find myself doubting that it is true. I just never thought a natural pregnancy (or even another pregnancy at that matter) was in the cards for us. But here, as I… Continue reading A Festivus Miracle!

Trying to Conceive

Birthmarks – Finding beauty in our differences

Identical twins. Two children, of the same sex, that look exactly alike in their external features, and share the same DNA. That is what I was prepared for. I was prepared to have trouble telling the girls apart. I was prepared for people always asking “who is who”. I was prepared for Parent Trap inspired… Continue reading Birthmarks – Finding beauty in our differences

fitness · Health & Lifestyle · Postpartum

Tough Love

#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Often times people assume that since I have a smile on my face in pictures and that I workout everyday, that I love it. That I crap rainbows and sunshine and ride around on a unicorn all dang day 🤣 Well NEWSFLASH I don't. I never have and… Continue reading Tough Love

Anxiety · Infertility · Pregnancy · Trying to Conceive · TTC

One More Shot – Documentary Review

I just finished watching the documentary, “One More Shot”, on Netflix. Guess what? I am still crying. This film is so real. So truthful, so heart wrenching, so me. In 90 minutes this movie managed to completely transport me back in time and to accurately explain the roller coaster of emotions we went through just… Continue reading One More Shot – Documentary Review

fitness · Health & Lifestyle · Postpartum · Trying to Conceive

Baby Steps (pun intended)

#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Now, to the taking action part... Getting healthy doesn't have to be all or nothing, or a complete overhaul of your entire life at once. I often encourage my clients to take a "stepwise" approach, especially if they are just starting out on their journey. Ways to take… Continue reading Baby Steps (pun intended)

fitness · Health & Lifestyle · Postpartum

#itsalifestylenotadiet

#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Want to know my secret..... I don't diet. Now before you roll your eyes and curse me out 🤣 bare with me!   See in the past whenever I wanted to lose weight, I would cut calories in an unhealthy way and I would exercise in an unhealthy… Continue reading #itsalifestylenotadiet

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · Postpartum · Time Management

#momgoals – Guest blogger series w/Ashley Jones

It’s early January and we are all running rampant on our 2018 New Year’s resolutions, am I right? Like clockwork, every January 1 I make a couple of personal goals for myself (most include losing weight, eating healthy, cutting back on the wine….) but by March 1, they are usually out the window. Even earlier… Continue reading #momgoals – Guest blogger series w/Ashley Jones

Health & Lifestyle · Trying to Conceive · TTC

Ovulation: An EGGsact Science

Pinpointing ovulation is one of the most difficult, but most important aspects of trying to conceive. Your entire cycle evolves around and is categorize based on the one day. Your follicular phase is the days leading up to ovulation – but you won’t know how long it is until ovulation is confirmed! Your luteal phase… Continue reading Ovulation: An EGGsact Science

General

2018: The year of ME

The holiday season is over! While I am sad to see it go (I am a nut for Christmas), this mama needs a break! Between the decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking, etc., I am pooped. Not to mention that both girls were sick for 80% of my “vacation” (ear infections all around, multiple bouts of vomit,… Continue reading 2018: The year of ME

General · Mothering · twins

The not-so-new twin mom’s Christmas list

Last week I posted a well thought out, product-centric list of all the baby products that every new twin mom, or twin-mom-to-be, should not be without during their first year with twins. This week, I am shifting gears and posting my wish list as a twin mom (and mom, in general) who has been around… Continue reading The not-so-new twin mom’s Christmas list