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Nutrition 101 | Gluten

Nutrition 101 | Gluten

There is quite a bit of hype surrounding gluten and the gluten-free diet.  Chances are you know someone who has, at the very least, considered eliminating gluten from his/her diet. Today’s post serves as a very basic introduction to gluten and its free-from diet so […]

Nutrition | An Introduction

Nutrition | An Introduction

I have always considered myself a nutrition aficionado. For most of my life I was slender, ate small amounts of food, and turned my nose up to anything inorganic or dessert-like. Those are the cardinal rules of healthy eating, right? I had a strict perception […]

Natural Hospital Birth | First Time Mom

Natural Hospital Birth | First Time Mom

When I became pregnant with my first child I was certain of two things. I wanted to find out the sex after the baby was born and I really, really wanted to give birth without medication. Two decisions that irritated the general public, but important to me nonetheless.

I was due December 5, 2014 and was scheduled for an induction on December 3 due to low amniotic fluid and decreased fetal movement.  I was so, so excited to meet my baby early (obviously!) but was nervous about the pitocin making my contractions unbearable. Dr. Google and all of her glorious mommy blogs warned of the debilitating contractions that pitocin caused and I wondered if I would be able to handle the additional pain.

Would I be able to give birth the way I wanted?

Throughout my entire pregnancy I adopted a go-with-the-flow attitude and tried to rid my mind of its Type-A tendencies.  This new method of thinking aided my mission to remain as calm as possible throughout  my pregnancy and delivery so I could focus on the ultimate prize: a healthy baby.

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The Worst Part About Having Three Boys

The Worst Part About Having Three Boys

Struggling to become pregnant hasn’t been a part of my motherhood journey but staying pregnant has been a heartbreaking challenge. My husband and I have had to overcome the grief, guilt, and feelings of defeat after losing each of our three unborn babies and each […]

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four | 6 Month Update

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four | 6 Month Update

In my 3 month update about life with three kids under four I explained that having a third baby left us mostly underwhelmed. Missed that post? Read it here. The 6 month update on having three kids under four certainly sings a different tune than […]

The Best Morning Routine for Stay at Home Moms

The Best Morning Routine for Stay at Home Moms

I’m a morning person and am most productive in the early hours of my day.  As a stay-at-home-mom, keeping to a morning routine ensures that my mind is balanced and ready to focus on the tasks I have planned for the day. If you have children then you know how crucial it is to have some alone time at some point in your day.  It makes the most sense to me to begin my day by myself so I am in the best mindset to care for my kiddos all day long. Here is the best morning routine for stay-at-home-moms.

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Five Easy Snacks for Breastfeeding Moms

Five Easy Snacks for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding makes me hangry.  Like, do not even talk to me unless you’re taking my order hangry. I make sure to have nutritious and filling snacks available at all times during the first few months of breastfeeding a new baby in order to avoid being […]

Going Back to School as a Stay at Home Mom | Choosing the Right School

Going Back to School as a Stay at Home Mom | Choosing the Right School

First, if you’re even considering going back to school as a stay at home mom you are a flipping rockstar. I am totally rooting for you! Seriously.. Good for you! I went back to school after my first baby was born without any idea how […]

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four

The Truth About Having Three Kids Under Four

The truth about having three kids under four: 3 month update.

You are probably reading this for one of three reasons.

  1. You’re considering having a third baby and you want the truth about having three kids under four. 
  2. You are already pregnant with your third baby and you’re praying I have good news about life with three kids.
  3. You have no desire for a third baby and you’re just curious what kind of hotmess life I must live with three small kids under the ripe ole age of four. 

Good news: there is something in this post for all of you.

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Fresh 48 Newborn Session

Fresh 48 Newborn Session

If you are considering booking a Fresh 48 newborn session, DO IT! Run, don’t walk. I am so, so happy with how these turned out and my only regret is not having them taken with my first two children.  They are seriously worth the investment […]