Last year was Ellie's first Christmas, but she was only 2.5 months old... And let's be honest. They're not very fun at that age. This year she's 14 months and I love seeing her eyes light up at the decorations! I wanted to try out some Christmas crafts this year, but wasn't sure how… Continue reading Footprint Crafts With a Toddler
For the first year and a half of mine and Colin's marriage we lived in 4 different homes, and in 3 different cities. When we were finally able to buy a house we were so excited! It meant we could stay in one place for more than 11 months! We moved into our home… Continue reading DIY Reading Corner
I follow a lot of mommy fashion bloggers on Instagram. There's one particular one that looked amazing her entire pregnancy- she wore heels up until she had her daughter. Within days of her daughter being born she was posting pictures of herself (again in heels!) out for a walk. In pictures her house always looks… Continue reading The Undeniable Truth About Motherhood
The other day a woman called me a "crunchy granola mom". It was in a derogatory way, but I have to admit that I liked it. Since becoming a mom I've learned that in every situation there's never a right or wrong way to do something, there's just the right way for you. Your Great… Continue reading Gone Crunchy
Anybody that's a stay at home parent knows that you don't really get days off. You don't get sick days, and you don't get vacations. I knew this going into motherhood; but what I didn't realize was how truly exhausting that would be! You work 24/7 (that is, unless your kid is an amazing sleeper… Continue reading Ah, Monday’s….
Friends There really is nothing like motherhood that can either make or break a friendship. I've been incredibly blessed to have my best friend Steph around since, well, before I was born. She was my brother's friend first and naturally she grew to be mine. Though... "Friend" is used loosely in regards to her. There… Continue reading Friendship After Parenthood
"So is she a good sleeper?" You know the one. The one that EVERYONE and their dog asks. When you tell them the truth they just stare at you with blank eyes, as if you were supposed to lie and pretend everything about motherhood is perfect. Haven't they been here? Don't they remember? We've been… Continue reading Sleep. Yep, sleep.