• Journey to better health as a busy mom
    Health and Wellness

    Improving Health as a Busy Mom

    I am doing something I never, ever thought I would do on this little ol’ blog of mine, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing details of my journey to better health and weight loss. Now, I have no intentions of making this a blog all about products nor am I going to be trying to sell anything to you. I am simply going to share my journey with you. All its ups and downs, all the good and bad, and how I am trying to do it while balancing working mom life. I have struggled over the last several years to find a place where I…

  • Create a gift for mom after the birth of her baby. Help mom heal with a selection of helpful products and treats.
    DIY,  Motherhood,  Post Partum,  Pregnancy

    Post-Partum Gift Basket to Help Mom Heal and Recover

    Pregnancy, birth, and motherhood are really, truly very beautiful things! BUT they can also be messy and no part is messier than the first few weeks post-partum (am I right veteran moms?!) When a close friend was expecting her first little one I wanted to get her a post-partum gift that would be useful for HER. So often the blessing of gifts are poured over the baby and not so much mom and I wanted this to be something for her to use and enjoy. I put together a post-partum gift of a small basket of goodies I found useful in the days after my kiddos were born. The Post-Partum…

  • 10 months old
    Motherhood

    Ellery: 10 Months Old

    Age: 10 months Weight: Not sure Diapers/clothes: Still in cloth, second rise, and 9-month clothes Eating:  A girl after my own heart! She loves to eat. She has now tried beef and chicken, oranges, apple sauce, and pears and…she loved them all. She is still nursing and there doesn’t appear to be an end in any near future. She also loves to “eat” any microscopic pieces she can find on the floor, so we have to be diligent with sweeping. Sleeping:  Still naps 3 times a day most days but she has started dropping her evening nap more often. She also is sleeping longer stretches at night which has been…

  • Motherhood

    Ellery: 8 Months Old

    Age:  8 months Weight:  Not sure. Diapers/clothes: She is still in cloth diapers. Wearing six and nine-month clothes. Also, we can’t keep socks on her! She loves to pull them off and chew on them.  Eating:  She is still nursing but also eating solids one to two times per day. As I mentioned before we opted out of purees this time and instead are doing baby-led weaning. We still haven’t given her any of the food we eat because I feel better with less complicated things (ie: single ingredients, no seasoning) so I am still making all her food separate. She is loving squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans and…

  • Toddler Life Update
    Motherhood

    Toddler Life Update

    It has been far too long since I have given an update on or dedicated a post to where Asher is these days so I thought it was time to share some info on Asher’s newfound toddler life. Asher is coming up on 2 1/2 this October. He is just over 30 pounds and who knows how long but it is certainly long. His feet are now hitting my knees when I hold him. Toddler Life Means Growing Bigger Though he is 2 1/2 he is still long and lean and could still fit into his 18-month clothes if it wasn’t for his length. He is mostly wearing 2T and…

  • The emotional side of motherhood
    Motherhood

    The Emotional Side Of Motherhood

    It’s nearing midnight and I am lying awake in bed while little E sleeps soundly next to me, her tiny rapid breaths reminding me I should be sleeping because she will be awake soon to eat. The Emotions of Children Growing She had her 4-month check-up today and it is still so crazy to me that she is 4 months old!? Heck, it’s even crazier that Asher is almost 2 1/2! Between buying a house, selling a house, and managing the existence of our little family so much time seems to have passed without me really noticing. We closed on our new house this afternoon and we will close on…

  • Motherhood

    Catching Up!

    Hello blog world! Remember me? The one who was 8 months pregnant last time we were together here in blogland. So yeah, I sort of disappeared for a while because we brought a new little bundle into our lives. That momentous occasion mixed with a couple of changes at work and SURPRISE buying AND selling houses means I have been up to my eyeballs in adult things and haven’t been able to devote much time to my little blog. But the good news is that I am back! As I mentioned we welcomed our little lady into the world back in May and though I haven’t posted them, I have…

  • Motherhood

    Ellery: One Month

    I can’t believe it has already been one month?! Folks, they aren’t kidding when they say it goes by so much faster after the first. With Asher I thought the time was flying but now with two kiddos to keep alive I realize how quickly time really does pass. But anyhow…on to the good stuff. Our little lady is officially one month old! The last month has been a roller coaster in the best of ways. As you know her entrance into the world was little rocky and unexpectedly sooner than we had anticipated but it took no time at all to settle into a routine as a family of…

  • Motherhood

    Ellery’s Newborn Session

    Nearly two years ago I heard about this wonderful photographer named Erin with Bare Bones Photography. We had our first session with her when Asher was only six months old and we’ve never been disappointed with her work. So it was no surprise when she managed to capture some pretty amazing moments with our little addition despite a sore, swollen mama, uncooperative toddler, and an only-wants-to-nurse ten-day-old. I am so in love with these newborn photos!

  • Construction Themed Birthday Party Ideas
    Birthday Parties,  Motherhood,  Parties

    2 Year Old Construction Birthday Party

    It feels far too official now…I am the mother of a two-year-old! Over the weekend we had his official construction birthday party fit for our construction loving toddler. I waited until mid-month because I was hoping to have better weather so we could move the party outside and we were very blessed with beautiful weather this weekend! Construction Birthday Party Details The party theme this year was construction based on my son’s love of all forms of construction equipment. I really wanted to make it as eventful for Asher as I could so after he went to sleep Friday night I hung all the decorations and when he woke up…