• The Stroller Mom’s Autumn Bucket List + Free Printable

    Autumn smells like cinnamon rolls, new pencils, and pumpkin pie. Fall is officially here. Time to clean up the garden, pull out the sweaters, and swap out the iced coffee for hot. This short season gets a bad rap sometimes. In Nebraska, we collectively mourn the end of summer, because we are dreading the return of ice, snow, and long… [Continue Reading]

    The Stroller Mom’s Autumn Bucket List + Free Printable
  • In Which We Go Vegan

    We were eating homemade ribs, when he said it. He was eating his second plate of ribs: sauce dripping down his chin and pooling on top of the mashed potatoes and french bread. I was feeding shreds of meat to our one-year-old, thinking about what I was going to make for breakfast the next morning. You never know when your… [Continue Reading]

    In Which We Go Vegan
  • 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

Gideon: 3 month update

My baby boy is three months old! The last three months have been such a blur, I cannot believe that my little newborn is now a smiley, giggly three month old! Every day, Gideon is discovering new things, and it is so much fun to watch. I love being his mama so much! Gideon is such a sweet baby. He…

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Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend

Gideon is napping on me, and I am hungry. One of the great conundrums in my life right now is this: Gideon is crying so I sit down to nurse him, and then he promptly falls asleep on me. If I stir, then he will wake up and be cranky, and it will take another half hour to get him…

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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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