How Do I Entertain My One Year Old All Day Long? (Part 1)

In the past week two friends have asked me, "how do I keep my one year old happy and entertained all day every day at home?" If you don't speak Mom, this question can be re-worded as a simple statement: "HELP. I am simultaneously bored, lonely and overwhelmed every day."...more

Having a Daughter

I knew I was pregnant the minute it happened. ...more

Finding Independence as a Mother

I am a 29-year-old, work-from-home (and everything in-between) mother to one beautiful and vivacious daughter. It is now June and Gemini season, and I have another five days to enjoy my glorious 20s.  That's right. I am turning 30 people! You'd imagined I would say something like, "Ah, to be 20 again...," or “The 20s were the best years of my life.”... and they really were!...more

On Procrastination & Priorities

My computer and I have been having a standoff of sorts. Up ’til now, the computer has been winning. I walk by it, it blinks, I keep walking.  I scan email on my phone and mark it “unread” until later. I have all but shunned technology as of late.  I mean, I still troll Instagram and Facebook, I’m not a total hermit, but I’ve shunned all tech that asks me to be responsible....more

Why I Won't Have Another Child

As a young married couple, we are constantly getting asked questions about having children. As soon as we got married, everyone was curious as to when we would start a family. After we gave birth to our first child, questions flooded in about when we would give our son a playmate. And even after having two children, it seems that there is no end in sight to the inquiries about expanding our family. ...more
The pressures of society to have a baby, to have another baby, etc. are awful.  I am glad to ...more

I Refuse to Apologize for Being Social Media Obsessed

Recently I was asked for a baby photo of myself. It took me two weeks to find one. Two weeks! My mother had taken the time many years ago to sort her five children's photos into collections for each of us to have. I think she quickly realized that my baby sister Liv, who is 15 years younger than me, ultimately, had the largest collection of us all, both in quantity and quality of the photos. I, on the other hand, maybe had five to ten hard copy photos from my first year, and I was her first child! I take that many pictures of my daughter, per day! ...more
RockstarVanity - Yes! All the time. Then I cry when I see past memories. More on the blog ...more

Motherhood: Yes, I am THAT Mother

A job that's paid for with hugs and kisses, love and laughter, squeals (sometimes just plain roars!) and arguments, playtime and bedtime, school work and reading just because...and so much more!It's a 24/7/365 lifetime commitment made with every ounce of love and maybe a little craziness  in my heart.But...............more

Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding advice from a three-time mom

This week, I'm devoting my blog posts to my breastfeeding journey. It's not a path I ever thought I'd walk, but it turns out, it's a route that I loved and traveled down several times. I'm hoping that my experiences and breastfeeding advice can help someone else learn to love it too....more

Breastfeeding Week: DIY Nursing Cover

One of the hardest parts of breastfeeding initially is maintaining a feeling of modesty in a very vulnerable situation. Before my second daughter was born, I made a DIY nursing cover and it really helped me gain a sense of comfort when breastfeeding in public....more