raising children in our world today.

raising children in our world today.

In light of the horrific acts in Charlottesville, it got me thinking a lot about how I want to raise my children. We are taught from a very young age what to think of other people; especially those different from us. It’s something that is learned from those...
sleep training aka tears for mommy + baby

sleep training aka tears for mommy + baby

Update: since writing this post, we traveled a bunch and it totally messed up his sleep. Trying to sleep train an 8 month old who can pull himself up and stand and scream even louder was even harder. It was really hard for me to handle so we called in an expert...
mom guilt – the innocent truth of it all.

mom guilt – the innocent truth of it all.

Mom guilt is real. And it kicks in right away. I didn’t think I’d have to worry about it until my kid was a little older and I would have to tell him “no”. I was wrong. Day ONE I felt guilty about my labor + delivery + how Parker was brought...
the art of balance – work, mom, life.

the art of balance – work, mom, life.

Let me set the scene … this post has taken days to write. That’s just my new reality. And when I finally finished it (late last night), I was too tired to publish … then my son was up screaming a lot of the night (he’s been sleeping through the...
new mom essentials. what do you really need?

new mom essentials. what do you really need?

Shopping for your first baby is the most exciting and overwhelming adventure. There are SO many things! What do you really need? Believe me, there are plenty of things that we purchased that we never used … Below is a list of my favorite products and items that...
a letter of love to my stress, anxiety & depression

a letter of love to my stress, anxiety & depression

I used to be ashamed to admit that I had depression. Stress … well, I wore that one on my sleeve. On top of that, I would have anxiety because I was so stressed and depressed. Vicious, horrible circle. And becoming a mom – holy anxiety that comes with raising a...