Pregnancy

Rest Up Mama!

Relax and get your last bit of rest ever in life because this bumpy ride is just beginning.

Birth + Newborns

Motherhood!

You are a post-partum, sleep deprived zombie. Welcome to motherhood!

All About Infants

Aww! Squishy!

Probably the best and easiest stage until they move out of your house. Enjoy!

The World of Toddlers

WTF?!

The land of the unknown. Every day is a new adventure. Strap on your patience because meltdowns & messy homes are inevitable.

Marriage

Love!

Parenthood changes the dynamics of your relationship. Lean on each other. Y’all are the foundation of your family!

Random Life Stuff

Everything Else

Life doesn’t always go as planned, but every curve ball just adds to the adventure that is life.

Latest Family & Life Posts

Two Truths And a Lie About Fearless Kids

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Two Truths And a Lie About Fearless Kids

Fearless kids seem to get a bad wrap. Sometimes people call them cocky, over-confident or wild. But whoa! Whoa! Ease up on the judgement because I'm here to give two truths and a lie about these bold youngsters.

10 Tips for Getting Sleep as a New Mom

September 8th, 2016|Comments Off on 10 Tips for Getting Sleep as a New Mom

When you are in your last trimester of pregnancy, everyone is so excited to meet the baby. What people don't tell you is that those newborn months can be brutal. Of course you love your little noise-maker more than life itself, but sleep deprivation is real. Here are some tips to help you, your partner and your baby get more sleep...

Our Week of Family Celebrations

June 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Our Week of Family Celebrations

Last week we celebrated 3 days that are very dear to our family. Currently, we've been married for 8 years. We first began dating 18 years ago...

6 Ways Toddlers Drive You Crazy

June 6th, 2016|Comments Off on 6 Ways Toddlers Drive You Crazy

In parenting, there generally isn't one single event that drives you to hop over that fine line to crazy town. They wear you down, slowly, with a series of demands, complaints, meltdowns and questions. And from what I hear, it doesn't just stop with toddlers. Yup, there's something to look forward to...

Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Docu-Series

May 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Docu-Series

Confession: I used to be a reality tv show junkie. It all started when I was a wee lassie. One glorious day, my mom uttered the most awesome sentence that could be said to a kid in the 90s, "I'm going to buy cable." Whaaaaat?

Tantrums: The Time I Became THAT Mom

May 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Tantrums: The Time I Became THAT Mom

He was rather quiet during the car ride there so I had no indication of what was to come. We got out of the car and he happily sat down in the cart. I was surprised that the farmers market so crowded considering it was a weekday afternoon. It was the perfect amount of people to witness my son act like a complete donkey and embarrass me like I've never been embarrassed before.

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Celebrating Halloween for the First Time in 18 Years

November 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on Celebrating Halloween for the First Time in 18 Years

October 31st. The dreaded day that broke my heart so many years ago. The day that I had one less parent to help guide me through this world. The day that I was no longer daddy's little girl. Alas, this day has crept upon me again. This time, though, for the first time in 18 years I did more than lay on my couch and cry.

My Natural Water Birth Story

July 20th, 2013|Comments Off on My Natural Water Birth Story

The morning I went into labor was a regular morning. We got up, had breakfast and decided to drive out to his parents' house. Mister and his dad were grilling steaks while his mom and I were lounging by the hot tub. My father-in-law says, "she looks like she's gonna have that baby in about 7 hours!" We all laughed not knowing that it would be true.

My Experience With Extreme Morning Sickness

January 5th, 2013|Comments Off on My Experience With Extreme Morning Sickness

I had an illness called hypermesis gravidarum; extreme and persistent nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. My body was so achy and weak that I could barely...