Can I just start by saying I love birth stories; they are all so unique and each one gives you just a tiny glimpse into the strength and grace of that specific mama. If you aren’t a lover of birth stories or things like […]
When I was breastfeeding Liam I struggled to find a comfortable yet stylish sports bra I could nurse easily in. I honestly didn’t think they existed! Every one I found was either not supportive enough, so poorly made it would fall apart in the wash […]
I’ve always taken great pride in my smile. Since having braces as a teen to taking great care of them as an adult my smile is one of my favorite assets. Sadly since Grad school and becoming a mama my bright white smile has faded […]
I cannot believe this time last year I was starting my baby registry. Now I have a crawling, squishy little baby! Since we didn’t choose to switch to cloth diapers until after Liam was born, I had SOOO many diapers of all brands and sizes on my registry. We even had a diaper raffle at my shower to help us stock up on diapers prior to Liam being born. It helped tremendously and we are still, 6 months later, using those diapers while we are on the go or don’t feel like doing cloth laundry for a bit. Diapers are one of the main items I tell expectant moms to stock up on! Who knew they made gift-able subscription boxes centered solely around diapers? It makes total sense and is a genius idea all at the same time!
I have always been a huge Winnie The Pooh fan. Matter of fact, everything Liam owns that is Winnie The Pooh is actually hand-me-downs from me, except his new Freshly Picked moccasins. Ever since I found out I was pregnant I knew Liam would own […]
I fell in love with Wrigley the moment I picked him up from the shelter three and a half years ago. This sweet dog is a huge part of my life and honestly, used to be my entire life until my husband and son came along. When I had a rough day he would be there to snuggle me, when my husband was deployed for six months Wrigley kept his side of the bed warm, and while I was sitting on the bathroom floor puking my guts up in my first trimester he was right there with me. Our dog sitters even joked about how there were more pictures of Wrigley and I in our home than of my husband and I…whoops. He is my first love and I have spoiled him rotten, so naturally, I became worried how he would react to a new baby.
Stretch marks are something that most people know comes with having a baby. I was stretch mark free my entire pregnancy so naturally, after giving birth I thought I was out of the woods. That was not the case, within a few days of delivery some pretty gnarly looking stretch marks started to show up on my sides, buttock and thighs. My pregnancy routine just consisted of lathering myself with belly butter but now that I was covered in crazy stripes I wanted to get a bit more serious.