My Team Green Experience

I was checking out at the convenience store I stop in for gas and snacks for the kids a few times a week. The cashier, a kind older woman smiled down at my rotund middle and asked how far along I was. “32 weeks!” I said with joyful exasperation. “What are you having?” she asked. […]

Postpartum: Why Its More Than Just The First 6 Weeks

We've come home, bonded, and established nursing. We're back to driving, cleaning and errands. When weeks begin to turn to months, especially at the 6 week point, the pressure is on to let go of our birth experiences and move on. We are expected to be completely healed and back to our daily grind full … Continue reading Postpartum: Why Its More Than Just The First 6 Weeks

Adjusting to Life With a Toddler and a Newborn

While pulling into the parking lot of the pediatrician's office today I began to strategize. Find a spot close to the entrance, Okay, grab the diaper bag, then take the baby out first since he is in the carrier, then grab Claire and hold on to her squirmy little wrist and when it comes time … Continue reading Adjusting to Life With a Toddler and a Newborn

How I Prepared My Kids for a New Baby (& Family Update)

Hello Friends, After a short and much needed hiatus I am finally beginning to feel like myself again and this includes getting back to blogging! Here's a little update on what has been happening the last couple of months. On May 31st 2018 our youngest daughter turned 2! Five days later on June 5th 2018 … Continue reading How I Prepared My Kids for a New Baby (& Family Update)

Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Turning 30

So there seems to be an expectation, especially for women, to freak out about turning 30. Well I just celebrated my 30th birthday and honestly I feel great! Why the Neurosis? In our youth obsessed culture, it's no wonder people have a negative view of growing older. Youth and beauty are seen as valuable and … Continue reading Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Turning 30

The Liebster Award 2018

Hello Dear Readers, Recently I was honored to be nominated for the 2018 Liebster Award! Writing has always been such a huge passion of mine. It is part of the fabric of my being yet, I have struggled to share it over the years. I recently banished my shyness and fear of judgment in favor … Continue reading The Liebster Award 2018

Faith Like a Child

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever … Continue reading Faith Like a Child

Managing Stress and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Expecting a bundle of joy is one of the most exciting times of your life but all of this change can also bring with it unwanted stress and anxiety. It is very important to keep stress and anxiety in check when you are pregnant because you don't want your little one to be negatively impacted … Continue reading Managing Stress and Anxiety During Pregnancy

Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Love

Ah, Love! What comes to mind when you hear the word? Is it canoodling in the candle light? A kid-free five-course meal? Long walks on the beach? Champagne and bubble baths? All the mushy clichés of Valentine's Day? Though these things are undoubtedly delightful, in marriage love goes deeper than roses and chocolate. When you … Continue reading Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Love

My Love-Hate Relationship With Extended Breastfeeding

Anyone who has breastfed knows that it is not always quite as easy or tranquil as it is oftentimes portrayed. I had breastfed my older daughter but like everything else 10 years later it felt like starting over. Similar to how we forget about our labor pains when we have our newborns in our arms, … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship With Extended Breastfeeding