The End of an Era

We had a rough start. I thought nursing would be a breeze. I thought he’d come out, be placed on my chest, and just be ready to start nursing. And then he didn’t. The hours ticked by slowly and I began to worry that it wasn’t going to happen for us. Slowly, it did. The…

Loving the Now

You know how you always hear moms lament babyhood? I mean, these moms are sobbing, newborn pictures in hand, wishing they could turn back the clock and make their baby a baby again. Well, you want to know one of my biggest mom-secrets? I feel like I don’t do that. *shrug* Do I think my…

Ready (Not Ready)

I made a mistake last week. One involving a Big Thing of Toddlerhood and a Overwhelming Parenting Choice. S will be two in September and climbed out (…fell out?) of her crib for the first time at the beginning of the week. She’s been leaning over it for awhile now. Each time I put her…

5 Tips for Party Planning on a Budget

I’m a frugal person. Cheap. I like to save all the money! When it comes to all things, I like to find a way to make it fabulous while also not spending my entire life savings. I’m sure many of you can relate to this. I’ve got a few good “party planning on the cheap”…

First Year of Motherhood

I woke up on this day one year ago just like it was any other day… plus a giant pregnant belly. My due date was July 6, 2017, and I was sure my kiddo wasn’t going to come out on his own. Thanks to gestational diabetes, my doctor was pushing for induction on his due…

Love Languages.

My top love language is quality time. 100% quality time. I love spending time with my husband enjoying a movie or playing a game. I feel so loved when we are doing the same thing in the same room and bonding over some experience. Fills me right up! My bottom love language? Physical touch. I…