• 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

First Grocery Shopping Trip with Baby

Things are beginning to click in this new mom life. Last week, I left Gideon home with his Papa, and I went grocery shopping alone. As I puttered through the aisles, listening to my podcast, nonchalantly tossing cans of coconut milk and heads of lettuce into my shopping cart, I paused, smiled, and said to myself: “You’ve come far, Bethany…

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10 Time Saving Hacks for Busy Moms

Free time has taken on a whole new meaning now that I am a mom. Before I had my baby boy, it didn’t matter if my phone took five minutes to load a website, my coffee took twenty minutes to make or I had to run a package to the Post Office. I had oodles of time. I don’t have as…

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Goals and Word of the Year for 2018

Word of the Year I’ve been trying to decide on a 2018 word of the year for weeks now. Last year I chose the word “risk”, because I wanted it to be the year that I finally took a few risks both personally and professionally. I wanted to be unafraid of all the changes that I knew was coming my…

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What should I write about this year?

Happy New Year, sweet readers! How did you ring in the new year? Last night Gideon was asleep by 8, and Hubs and I spent about an hour, dreaming, trouble-shooting, and writing down our goals for this year. We talked about what we wanted to accomplish in 2018: in our home, with our finances, in our marriage, and in our…

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Gideon: 4 Month Update

This has been such a fun month in our little man’s life! In the past month, he has become interested in toys, rolled over, started to figure out how to grab toys, started being okay being put down a little more, began chattering away all the time, and started to laugh a lot. He really has become so much more aware of the world,…

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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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