Ryan and I started this healthy living challenge 2 days ago. I credit my friend Allison for using her voodoo lawyer magic on me and convincing me to try this out with her. She started a few days ago and she's had immense success very quickly dropping some weight she was hanging onto and just … Continue reading Arbonne 30 days to healthy living
You know when you get your identity from something, or at least that's what it feels like? It becomes a big part of how you define yourself. Everyone has their thing, but what happens when you don't feel good at it anymore? Attribute it to being recently postpartum. Maybe it was affected by the stress … Continue reading giving grace
So we are currently keeping Elle and Zoe both out of daycare and let me tell you, I have spent too many waking seconds the last month worry about whether or not we're making the right decision in keeping Elle out of daycare or not. I feel like I am having some sort of "don't … Continue reading Take your kid to the library!
We're in that stage of life and our marriage where we're juggling two kids - infant and toddler and it is pretty all-consuming. It takes everything out of us to wake up and be good parents every single day and we understand even more (and better) where those bags that took up residence under all our … Continue reading Kids come first…but they shouldn’t
Today's a big day for me! I sent a small opinion piece into Scary Mommy and they actually published it! I couldn't believe it when I got the email back, and I literally teared up out of excitement as a result. I've always been too chicken to send anything in, but I'm so glad I … Continue reading Scary Mommy
Part of the move to AZ came with having to find childcare again. This is literally the hardest thing. It creates a pit in my stomach like you wouldn't believe every time we've had to do it - and unfortunately that's been very frequently in Elle's short 3 years. But what if we didn't have … Continue reading Don’t pity me for working the late shift
As I mentioned, in April we welcomed our second daughter Zoe into the world. She's a beautiful little girl and we're so happy and thankful we have her as part of our family. Toward the end of my pregnancy with Zoe, things started to decline a little bit more rapidly than they had before. I'd … Continue reading Meeting Zoe Caroline