Pregnancy is…

Pregnancy is so many things. And every mom experiences something different. I promise, though, if you can make it through the first trimester without pulling out your hair - or your partners hair - you will be rewarded with a growing baby bump, hearing baby's heartbeat at every appointment, and finally feeling those fluttery movements in your belly. The good times are coming.

How the Breastfeeding Relationship Changes Over Time

Every breastfeeding relationship is different. Moms have different desires, babies have different needs, there are different circumstances to work around. This is just how my relationship with Sweet Girl has gone, and the basic outline it seems to take, at least from my perpective.

The Push to the End, To Start Anew

What's one of the worst things in the world? Having a sick toddler. Ok, so it's not very high up on the list of horrible things, but it definitely makes things around her a little funky. Throws off all the routines, and lucky for me, I got sick this time right as she was getting …

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The Joys of Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is in the air. I know, Christmas is coming, but I swear everywhere I look there's another woman who is at least 7 or 8 months pregnant. Three women at church are about to pop, and there's one woman that works with BJ who is getting induced in the next couple weeks, which is …

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Eggs & Toast

A simple title for a simple breakfast. But look at that photo. Doesn't look so simple, does it. Takes 10 minutes to throw together, tastes absolutely delicious, and keeps you full for as long as you need - like until you can justify eating a morning snack.

Essential Oils for Illness, Part 2

Part 2 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

Post-Holiday Refresh

This is the first time I've ever hosted a holiday dinner and man, it was exhausting. Don't get me wrong, I loved having everyone here, but putting together the dinner, and entertaining family just wore me out. Having said that, I had so much fun putting together a full thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, mac'n'cheese, …

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Hot Dog Hash

Nothing is worse than having no idea what you're going to feed your kid for lunch. Especially when they wake up from a nap protesting just how hungry they are. Here's a quick meal I threw together. Maybe you'll enjoy it as much as we did.

Essential Oils for Illness, Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

Homemade Lotion – A Gift for All

Making homemade lotion is so simple. In this post I share some simple tips for making your own lotion, as well as the link to my aftra shop where you can buy my homemade lotion, opening January 5, 2017.