• Letter to my breastfeeding toddler

    A Letter To My Breastfeeding Toddler

    To my sweet, nearly 3 year old, breastfeeding toddler: Would you have believed, almost 3 years ago, that you’d still be breastfeeding today? Probably! In fact, you probably never imaged NOT breastfeeding. You might not realize it, but our journey in nursing started off a bit non-traditional due to your short NICU stay. But even after a tumultuous birth you…

  • Learning to live in the moment

    Letting Go of the Need to be Busy

    “Mama what are we doing tomorrow?”, “Mama, where are we going next?”  These were the questions my four year old was routinely asking each day that made me realize our family was just too busy.  After our second was born, and I was no longer working full time, it didn’t take long before our days were filled with library events,…

  • Don't let mom guilt ruin your motherhood journey. Learn how to re frame those thoughts and move forward

    The Curse of Mom Guilt

    Perhaps you have heard the phrase “mom guilt”, “mental load” or “the mental load of motherhood”. The Mental Load is a term that refers to all the ‘stuff’ moms are always carrying around each day: the stuff we are thinking about, planning, handling, and doing to keep our family’s lives going. Over the next few weeks, I want to dive…

  • When your first born goes to pre-k

    My First Baby Is Starting Pre-K

    The time has come. I am officially a mom with a child in ‘school’ as Asher has started pre-k. It may only be three days a week for less than three hours but he takes a book bag and has teachers, so we’re calling it! This new chapter is a bittersweet reminder that time is a cruel beast and our…

  • Breastfeeding journey

    World Breastfeeding Week: My Story

    It is World Breastfeeding Week and I thought it would be fun to share a bit of my experience and my bumpy journey of breastfeeding. For me once I was pregnant I knew I wanted to breastfeed but the journey to actually breastfeed was not as easy as the decision to do so. After a long labor with Asher, breastfeeding…

  • Deciding when to start your child in kindergarten

    Alternative Kindergarten Options?

    Summer is sadly, starting to wind down. Stores have already started clearance-ing their summer stock and begun hauling out all the school supplies and soon kiddos will be heading back to school.  For our family, this will be the first year we have a child in school. Asher will be attending a pre-K program at our church for 2 1/2…

  • First Marathon Race Recap

    Running My First Marathon

    I posted a bit ago about how I trained for my first marathon and I wanted to take some time to finally share the race experience with you.  The Week Before: In the process of looking up and researching tips, tricks, and advice for running your first marathon, I stumbled across a ‘warning’ of sorts. This ‘warning’ mentioned that runners…

  • Hello Friends!

    Over the last few weeks I have been pouring into this blog again in hopes of making it a place I can connect with other moms and women. I am so excited to build this blog into a space for sharing with others, the wonderful journey of motherhood and the silly, amazing, stressful, craziness of it all. In light of…

  • How I Turned My Lonely Day Around

    A few weekends ago the hubs went out of town from early Saturday morning until late Sunday night. With him leaving so early Saturday the kids and I saw him last at bedtime Friday night.  I have never been a person who is able to sit still and with the hubs out of town, I felt the need to do…