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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Gideon: 6 Month Update

I can’t believe my baby is 1/2 a year old already! The time has gone by SOOO fast! On February 10, we both “celebrated” our 1/2 Birthday (by celebrated, I mean posted a pic to my Instagram, ha!) In a blink of an eye, we will be celebrating his first Birthday. For now, I am savoring every sloppy kiss, squinty-eyed…

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