6 Tips for Feeding Toddlers Who Don’t Like Vegetables

There are few challenges in motherhood quite like feeding a toddler. Moving targets that, once you get them buckled in for meal time, spend more time playing with food than eating it. And what was a favorite meal last week is not allowed to touch their plate this week ....more

The Third Trimester is Testing Me

Some days, I feel like the third trimester is a test of whether you’re ready to be a mom to a newborn. First, you stop sleeping....more

Smooth the Transition from One to Two Babies

“Mama, tha baby’s hidin in your belly button!” Seriously, you guys. Is there anything better than the words that come out of a toddler’s mouth? It’s like, my favorite thing in the world ....more

Schedules, Processes, Timelines. It’s Time to Simplify.

My life is based on a schedule. Most days, everything I do feels like it has to happen at a very specific time in order for me to get everything done. That’s what happens when life gets busy – you figure out a way to adapt so that you can actually check everything off of your list ....more

29 Weeks Pregnant: Goodbye Breathing Room

It’s that pregnancy moment of uncomfortable. You know the one – where you’re sitting around and suddenly feel a random body part jammed up into your ribcage, rendering you barely able to breathe. And then you sit there in a haze of total uncomfy-ness, trying to make heads or tails of what you can focus on when you really can’t focus on anything, because there is a [insert body part] jammed into your lungs ....more

Making Your Kids More Appreciative

This post brings up an important topic for our children and was submitted and sponsored on behalf of UnaKids, an international aid organization that helps children in war torn countries access educational tools and healthcare facilities. Only as adults do people really...more

Getting Past the Mom Guilt

A few months ago, at the end of the first trimester, I walked into my OB’s office with zero expectations. I didn’t know whether to laugh with joy that we had made it through the first three months of pregnancy, to cry that I still had six to go or to completely break down over the mental anguish that lies between grief and happiness. And of course, I had to step on the scale ....more

28 Weeks Pregnant: Getting Organized for Baby

The second that the third trimester hits, you really start to feel like a house. My darling husband told me that I’ve...more

5 Lessons I Learned in My Year as a 30 Year Old

On Monday, my year as a simple 30 year old ended. I’m officially “into” my thirties. I remember back when I was finally “in my twenties” and how grown up it sounded ....more

Sometimes, You Have to Let Go of the Control

At about five this morning, I woke up in a panic. It was like every worry that I have running through my head lately culminated into one big panic attack. This happens to me every once in a while ....more