• We’re Moving into a 750 Sq Ft House And I Couldn’t Be Happier

    We started searching for a two-bedroom apartment, duplex or house back in February. The rental market is insane in our tiny college town: there are two dozen people competing for every rental at any given time. The local Facebook group that lists all the current rentals is filled with dozens of anxious posts from people looking to move, with no… [Continue Reading]

    We’re Moving into a 750 Sq Ft House And I Couldn’t Be Happier
  • 31 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    31 Weeks Pregnant. It is crazy to think that this baby will be here in 9-11 weeks. Even crazier to think that Gideon arrived at 37 weeks! We really are in the final stretch, and that is simultaneously exciting and terrifying! The past two weeks have been a bit rough, Gideon and I both came down with a virus, and… [Continue Reading]

    31 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2
  • 29 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    Just days away from hitting 30 Weeks Pregnant! Crazy! Every week that goes by, lately, increases my shock that I am this far along. It goes so slo–oo–owly in the first trimester, but then really speeds up at this point! It’s been an exciting week in our household, mostly because we found a sweet little rental house, and decided to… [Continue Reading]

    29 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2
  • Questions I Have About Labor and Delivery

    I am a second-time mom, but I’ve never experienced a single contraction. I had a C-section with my first baby. This time around, I am SO excited that I don’t have complete placenta previa, and that I am getting to plan a VBAC! Now that I have entered the third trimester, I am guzzling my red raspberry leaf tea (believed… [Continue Reading]

    Questions I Have About Labor and Delivery
  • 28 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    Third trimester, baby! If I was to sum up my first two trimesters it would go like this: First trimester: utterly exhausted, can’t find anything to eat, losing weight, and barely holding on. Second trimester: renewed zest for life, eating everything in sight, and feeling like myself again. Needless to say, the second trimester treated me a lot better than… [Continue Reading]

    28 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

How I’m Tricking Myself into Actually Achieving My Goals

One day I realized I needed to start tricking myself into achieving my goals. Maybe it was that I turned twenty-seven, inching ever nearer to the big 3-0. Maybe it was because I slept through the night for the first time in three-quarters of a year, and my brain was finally firing on all cylinders. Maybe it was months of…

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8 Things I Will Do Differently with My Second Pregnancy

Saia and I are pretty vocal about the fact that we dream of a big family. So while I am not pregnant right now, sometime in the next few years we definitely are hoping for a second baby. I had a tough pregnancy the first time around. I had a high-risk pregnancy due to complete placenta previa that necessitated a C-section…

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Mornings are for Making

It has been a whirlwind summer in the Lotulelei household. Back in May, Saia quit his job, and launched his own business, a masonry company. He has been working long days all summer, generally six days a week, 10-hour days, and taking a day off whenever it rains. Gideon started the summer barely army crawling, and ended it taking his…

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Coconut Walnut Pancakes

I didn’t eat many coconut products before I married my Polynesian husband. Sure I ate the odd coconut cookie and my mom used coconut oil for cooking, but beyond that I had barely tipped my toes in the pool of coconut products. Nowadays you can find me going through gallons of coconut oil (using it for everything from bullet proof…

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We’ve Moved!

Hey sweet readers! Long time, no see! Welcome to my NEW and IMPROVED blog! All summer I have been dreaming about writing in a new space, and after sifting through hundreds of name ideas I finally settled on one that fits my current stage of life–The Stroller Mom. Back in the summer of 2013, I launched my first blog—Dandelion Pie….

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My New Mantra

The word kept repeating in my brain ever since I became a new mom: frantic. My baby boy loves his mama. Being a work-at-home mama, who is exclusively breastfeeding her baby, means that G and I are rarely apart. It took months upon months before I got the courage up to venture out alone to pick up groceries or just sit in…

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A Good Ol’ Fashioned Update

Goodness gracious has it been a hot minute since I’ve written to you! Back in March, I thought to myself: “Self, you should really get caught up on virtual assistant work/housework/exercise/dejunking before you blog. Maybe you should just take a week to get caught up on everything, and then you can start blogging again. ‘Kay? ‘Kay.” Two months later. Still…

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Gideon: 7 Month Update

And just like that, my baby boy is closer to his first birthday, than he is to his birth day. Granted, he is now getting closer to 8 months, than 7 months, but between Saia launching his masonry business, all of us getting sick, and then Saia’s parents staying with us for a week–we’ve been a bit busy! But I…

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Why Going to Starbucks Every Thursday is Making Me a Better Mom

One of the best things I’ve ever done for myself is go to Starbucks once a week. I’m sitting in Starbucks as I write this, sipping a tall caramel macchiato, decaf thank-you-very-much because I’m still a nursing mommy, and I want my baby boy (as well as myself) to sleep well tonight. I have the pearl earrings, my hubby gave…

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