• I Can’t be a People Pleaser AND a Mom

    I struggle with people pleasing. I remember the first time someone I was uncomfortable with held my baby, and my people pleasing tendencies kept me silent. The visitor took a shaky step as she held my two-day-old baby. My postpartum anxiety rose in my throat, almost choked me as I watched, and tried to think of a nice way to… [Continue Reading]

    I Can’t be a People Pleaser AND a Mom
  • How to Prepare for a VBAC

    So you want a VBAC? You had a c-section last time, because you failed to progress, or maybe they told you the baby would be too big, or that your pelvis was too small or maybe you had complete placenta previa (like I did): you had a frustrating birth experience and you are dreaming of VBACing next time, but you… [Continue Reading]

    How to Prepare for a VBAC
  • Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend Vol. 2

    Questions, I have a lot of them. This mom gig didn’t come with a manual (or maybe the hospital forgot to give me my copy?). I wrote my first edition of Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend back when Gideon was only a few months old. I was sitting alone in the apartment nursing him, worrying about all… [Continue Reading]

    Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend Vol. 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… [Continue Reading]

    How I’m Tricking Myself into Actually Achieving My Goals
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    8 Things I Will Do Differently with My Second Pregnancy

Breastfeeding Must-Haves

Breastfeeding is tough for so many mamas. My main concern about breastfeeding, was the fear that Gideon would have difficulties, since he came three weeks early. But much to my surprise (and relief!) he took to it like a fish to water, a bird to the sky, a rhinoceros to…um…? You get the idea. Gideon has always been a natural…

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What We’ve Been Up to Lately: An Update

It has been a bit quiet on the blogging front for the past few months. Mostly, because I spend my days playing, nursing, singing, and napping with this handsome dude. This past month, I tried really hard to figure out how to balance motherhood, house work, sleep and virtual assistant work. Achieving balance has been a lot harder than I thought it would be,…

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Better-Than-A-Latte Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I probably shouldn’t say this, but… I’m not a fan of pumpkin spice lattes. My big, dark secret is out. Phew. I am glad to get that off my chest, after all these years. Here’s the thing: on the first day of autumn, all of my friends are posting pictures of themselves with their first pumpkin spice latte of the season….

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Gideon: 2 Month Update

My little sidekick is already two months old! As I write this, my little man is sleeping all snuggled up against my chest: his little hand gripping my sweater. Every few minutes he chuckles or smiles in his sleep. A friend told me that once my baby came, that I wouldn’t remember a time when he wasn’t in my life….

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Baby Gideon: 6 Week Update

Baby boy is six weeks old! The last few weeks have gone by so fast! Gideon is such a blessing. He is honestly such a chill little dude. Even in the hospital, everyone remarked over how relaxed he was, and that has continued. He slept constantly for the first two weeks, only waking to eat, and then instantly fell back…

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What Surprised Me About Motherhood

This baby boy has turned our lives upside down, in the best possible way. Gideon is six weeks in a few days, but it still feels like I’ve barely begun to figure out this new mama life! I went into this, thinking that I knew a lot about babies, but there have been so many things that have surprised me in…

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Gideon’s Birth Story: Part 2

Today, we are finishing up the second part of Gideon’s birth story. If you missed the first part, you can read it here! Thursday August 10th When I left off with the first part of the birth story, they had just finished the C-section, lifted me on to a rolling bed, and rolled me (with Gideon on my chest, and…

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Three Weeks of Motherhood

I wrote a to-do list yesterday! That doesn’t sound like anything out of the ordinary, except for the fact that it is the first time in three weeks that I have had the energy and stamina to do anything other than feed a baby, burp a baby, and sleep. I was feeling ambitious in the morning, so I dug out my…

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Gideon’s Birth Story: Part 1

I have always loved birth stories. I’ve read dozens of birth stories throughout the last nine months, and listened to even more thanks to one of my absolute favorite podcasts, The Birth Hour. So I am just incredibly excited to share my very own birth story today! This post became so long, that I decided to divide it into two…

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37 Week Bumpdate + Introducing Gideon!

The day that I was planning on posting my 37-week bump date, I was in the hospital delivering our baby boy instead. I had my 37-week bump date written early last week, and the morning of August 10th–when I was 37 weeks and 2 days pregnant–I was planning on getting up, driving to a park, and taking my last bump…

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