Life as a food allergy and asthma mom...

On being a mom… Being a mom comes with great love and adoration, immense joy, rewarding moments, sloppy kisses and hugs around the neck.. It also comes with hard days, exhaustion, great sacrifices, worry, anxiety and stress. I think worry is all part of the process. You’re given this tiny being to love and care for. Random things we take for granted become scary and dangerous like flights of stairs and large bodies of water, rocky asphalt and electrical outlets. Ice cream and grilled cheese…hamburgers with sesame seed buns and mustard…peanut butter and jelly sandwiches… ...more

4 Month Postpartum Update

I’ve been meaning to do a postpartum for awhile now, but if you read my last two posts (here and here), you know life has been quite crazy! I also wanted it to be a video update, but I’m finding that videos are much harder to do with a two-year-old who wants your constant attention and I pretty much pass ...more

The hardest blog post I've ever written.

This is, by far, the hardest blog post I’ve ever written…it’s taken me a year to process things and emotions and I’m finally ready to share. I didn’t have to share it, and for awhile didn’t think I would, but maybe someone somewhere will read it and not feel alone, because I felt alone for so long. Just over a year ago, life was good. My mom and stepdad had moved to Michigan, which was happy surprise and something I’d never expected....more

So I quit breastfeeding.

So I quit breastfeeding. Yep. I did. And it sucked. It sucked so bad, it’s taken me this long to write about it. When Arlo was born, he was ravenously hungry, and surprisingly, my milk came in much faster than it did with Lark. I assume it’s because my body sort of knew what to do....more

A very special letter to my daughter...

I started writing letters to my little bean the day before I officially found out I was pregnant. I sort of felt...different...and had an inkling I may be pregnant. The next morning, I'd know for sure... ...more

Lark Story...a birth story...

Just ten short weeks ago, I gave birth to my daughter, my Lark with her is more than I could have ever imagined. And it happened like this... ...more

38 Weeks // Mean Girls Style

I've been slightly MIA in the last week or so... Mainly because, at the end of every work day, I feel like......more
@Karen Ballum Thanks!! =) Just trying to kill time in these last couple of weeks ;)more

The end is near...

So...I'm pregnant, in case you didn't know. And this little journey of building a human is nearing its end. Doctors are in agreement that my body is definitely in the early stages of labor and baby could come "any day now," but we all know they have their own agenda and that could mean tomorrow, or three weeks from now. ...more

Learning to Love Yourself // An Outfit Post

I'm not a good definition for "self-confidence." In fact, I'm quite the opposite. "Self-conscious" would be a better term to describe me. ...more

Little Bean's BIG reveal!

Yesterday was an amazing day. Seeing our sweet bean moving about and covering it's face when the sonographer came near it...sticking hands in mouth...pulling knees to was a word...fantastic! And finding out everything is healthy and just perfect was so reassuring! Today marks halfway, and we just cannot wait to meet our little bean! ...more