Essentials for When Your Kids are Sick

  There are some things that are just no fun as a parent. But the worst? When your kids are sick. Whatever the reason- a virus, vaccinations, the flu – we do whatever we can to make them feel comfortable. Ella finally had her 12-month checkup over the weekend, and for us, that meant vaccinations. […]

What No One Warned Me About Motherhood

Becoming a mom is a huge transition for any woman. You suddenly have another person depending on you (and your partner) for everything. You love this person more than anything in the world, and your life completely changes from the moment they enter it. According to all the books and blog posts, I was prepared […]

Knowing When To Stop Pumping

Without a doubt, the hardest part of both my breastfeeding journeys has not been what you might expect. It has not been those initial weeks where you and baby are still figuring each other out. It has not been managing the hunger that comes with nursing. It has not been cracked nipples, mastitis, or engorgement. […]

Real Working Moms Talk: The Benefits of Daycare

Putting your kids in daycare can be nervewracking - will they be well cared for? Learn a lot? Will they get sick? There are so many questions,. Hear from real working moms what their daycare experiences have been like!

As a working mom, daycare is a necessity in my life. I can’t even begin to tell you the positive impact that daycare has had on my girls, but all too often, I see negative posts about daycare. People saying they could never leave their kids in daycare, that they’re scared of daycare, etc. There […]

No More Weight Stigma – Being a Better, Healthier Role Model for My Girls

I don’t want them to use the words “fat” and “skinny.” In fact, I don’t even want to use those words in our house. I want them to use positive words – strong, healthy, energetic, active. I don’t want them to hear me or Chris being negative about our bodies. I don’t want to put any of those negative thoughts in their head and I don’t want their internal dialogue to reflect their weight the way mine has for as long as I can remember. I want better for my girls. I do not want a number to define their self-worth. They are more than that.

Catching Up

Oh my word. It feels like it’s been ages since I did a good old-fashioned catch up post around here, so that’s what’s on the docket for today. Here’s what we’ve been up to for the past few weeks! Abbie got a haircut. Not just a trim, a full cut – she told me before we […]