Preparing to Recover Post Birth

Thankfully when you find out a baby is coming you have nine months to prepare. And there's a lot to prepare for. Nine months on a roller coaster, preparing for your ideal labor and delivery, preparing for the worst case scenario, and preparing to bring home that little bundle (or bundles) of joy. Having gone …

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5 Things to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

I've seen a fair few lists of suggestions for things to do when you find out you're pregnant. And I can honestly say I have no idea what any of them say because I just skip right over them. I'm sure they have some great ideas, especially for first-time moms, but I just never felt …

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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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What Happened To Parenting?

Stories are popping up all over the place about parents using drugs around their children, overdosing in the car with kids in the backseat, and I read one story about parents shooting their kids (ages 5, 2, and 9 months) up with heroin, calling it "feel good medicine". All I can think is, what is …

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How Polite and Accepting Are You?

Being polite and generally accepting can be difficult. We hold our own values and ideals close to the heart and it's hard sometimes to accept that other people don't believe in the same things. I, myself, sometimes struggle to accept someone else when they have values that differ widely from my own. Growing up I …

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Finding Joy

As a human being it can be hard to find joy in your everyday life. It seems that each day something "goes wrong" and it remains the sole focus for the rest of the day. The rest of the day is seemingly ruined because that one thing has gone wrong. And when you have kids …

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Baby Sign Language

Being sick when you're a parent is terrible. Your little one is a ball of energy and all you want to do is burrow into your blankets and binge-watch Netflix all day. I can now say from experience (thank you laryngitis) that not being able to talk to your child may be even worse. I …

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Sweet Girl is Dairy Free

Pinterest is my go to for so many things. My number one reason for using Pinterest - meal ideas. I love cooking and baking but I am not very creative or imaginative when it comes down to it. So having all the wonderful bloggers posting fantastic recipes is great for our dinner plans. My current …

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Keep on Breastfeeding

Let me start this post by saying that I understand that what works for one family doesn't work for another. I believe that breastfeeding is the best option for all babies, but also know that it is not always possible or what's best for mom.  We have been breastfeeding for almost 15 months now. And …

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Learning a Healthier Way to Eat

We're making changes around here to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our diet. It's hard work, especially with a busy toddler and tired mommy, but if we can do it, you certainly can, too.