Mothering · Product Reviews

Lollipop Baby Camera Review

I've always been a regular old, plug your camera and monitor screen into the wall type of mom. Wi-Fi cameras made me nervous (think, creepy old guy hacking into my kids' monitor to watch them sleep...yikes) and I just assumed they would be pretty unreliable. But, when Lollipop offered to collaborate I decided to give… Continue reading Lollipop Baby Camera Review

Mothering · Pregnancy

Baby Registry Boot Camp

Life as an expectant mom can be chaotic and overwhelming. Between the doctor appointments, nursery prep, worry, heartburn and exhaustion; the thought of starting a baby registry can be overwhelming. Especially for first-time parents navigating the uncharted waters that are parenthood. Having had three children in under two years (two of those being twins!), I… Continue reading Baby Registry Boot Camp

Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Hole in ONE first birthday par-tee!

Now that the chaos has died down and my house is cleaned up (for the most part; we still have a semi-deflated balloon arch hanging on the porch and unopened toys strewn around the house) it is time to share the inspiration behind Hank’s golf-themed first birthday party! The golf theme came courtesy of my… Continue reading Hole in ONE first birthday par-tee!

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · Postpartum · Time Management

Pumping and working

I often consider myself as having three jobs. My first job is obviously being a mom. My second is my real world big girl job (I am in communications and IT at a public university, if you were wondering). My third job is pumping and breastfeeding! Man oh man pumping, especially when working full-time, takes… Continue reading Pumping and working

Holidays & Crafts

Easter basket ideas for infants and toddlers

I love Easter for many reasons. First, being that the weather is usually starting to warm up. I also love all the activities that come along with Easter; like going to church, visiting the Easter Bunny, coloring Easter eggs, parades and egg hunts! I also really love candy. But what I love most of all… Continue reading Easter basket ideas for infants and toddlers

Anxiety · Mothering · Postpartum

Postpartum Hair Loss

You know that beautiful, shiny, luscious hair you get during pregnancy? Well, it’s all down the drain now; literally. At around 4.5 months postpartum my once average-thick hair began falling out by the handful. In the shower, in bed, at the gym, at my desk, in my son’s diaper – you name it! HAIR EVERYWHERE… Continue reading Postpartum Hair Loss

First Trimester · Health & Lifestyle

Real Talk: Pregnancy Nausea

Let’s talk pregnancy nausea. I don’t mean “morning sickness”, or the occasional upset tummy or gagging. I mean full blown, all-day/all-night PREGNANCY NAUSEA. With puking. When I was pregnant with the twins, I had the all-day queasies the entire first trimester, a bit early in the second, and here and there in the third. But… Continue reading Real Talk: Pregnancy Nausea

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!

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

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)