Pregnancy Workout Mama: The First Trimester

So, before we found out we were pregnant, I was really working hard on getting to the gym four or five times a week. And I was doing such an awesome job.And then, we had a crazy week where Ricky was home for six days – no working breaks for mama – which meant mama got really behind. Which led to two weeks of playing catch up, and only two or three workouts....more

Blogging Tips: Getting Back on a Fall Schedule

Happy fall!Ok, it’s not really fall yet – we’ve still got another week. But it IS back to school time – which means it’s time to get out of summer break mode and start focusing on your blog again.I know how it goes during the summer. The kids are home, you’ve got barbeques and bonfires to go to, vacations to maximize, beach trips to enjoy. Summer really is the time to get outside (and away from your computer) to enjoy everything that the outdoors has to offer.Trust me that I understand. I live in a state that spent like forty days sub zero last winter. I UNDERSTAND....more

Morning Sickness: So Bad I Scared Myself into Researching Twins

When I was pregnant with Ricky, I had moderate morning sickness. By four weeks, I felt a little nauseous in the afternoon, would lay down for 20 minutes and be fine.When I was pregnant with Addison, I have some nasty morning sickness (relatively), and spent a lot of nights moaning about feeling like I was going to puke. But it was still workable – as in, I could work around it, and just rest in the evenings....more

Three Burglaries in 48 Hours: Time for a Neighborhood Watch

Today has been a challenge.But let me back up.On Sunday night/Monday morning (it was around 3 AM), I woke up because, well, I’m a light sleeper. And I could have sworn that I heard someone jiggling our front door. And then I heard Lucy making some noise, but she does have some pretty active dreams sometimes. I figured if someone was really at the door she would’ve been freaking out....more

5 Must Buys for Every Mama’s Wardrobe This Fall

I am obsessed with fall. I like all of the seasons, to be honest. Even winter, believe it or not.But there’s something about fall that just has my forever dying devotion. Between the weather, the clothes, the coffee drinks….it’s pretty much perfect.I remember back in the “back to school” days. And it was so exciting to have new clothes to wear for the start of school. Except it was always still too hot to wear any of my new wardrobe items on the first few days....more

Pregnancy After Stillbirth: Breathing a Sigh of Relief

So today was the first big hump that we had to get over in this pregnancy: the viability scan.I’ve basically spent the last 24 hours on pins and needles. I mean, this was all leading up to whether or not there was actually a baby in the womb and whether or not that baby had a heartbeat. Trust me. I’ve basically read up on anything and everything that could possibly go wrong in a pregnancy. I can’t seem to stop myself.As today went on, I felt myself counting down the hours. Three hours. Two. One and a half. One. Thirty minutes....more

Life After Child Loss: Erin’s Story (from Hope Mommies)

Erin is the founder of Hope Mommies, an organization that helps women find hope after miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss. I became forever connected to them when I got aHope Box – donated by an anonymous mama – while in the hospital. During some of our darkest days, this organization gave me hope. They’re a great resource for this community – you can find their contact information at the bottom of this post....more

Freaking Out.

So…I’m really annoying myself with head games today. I was doing a great job of staying busy – between deep cleaning my house and stuff we had planned, I feel like we’ve been on the go and distracted – in a good way – from my appointment tomorrow.But ohmigosh. This afternoon I am freaking out....more

Freaking Out.

So…I’m really annoying myself with head games today. I was doing a great job of staying busy – between deep cleaning my house and stuff we had planned, I feel like we’ve been on the go and distracted – in a good way – from my appointment tomorrow. But ohmigosh ....more

My Toddler is Messy. But I’m OK with That.

My toddler seems to create destruction out of no where.Does yours?Seriously – every night we clean up all of his toys, carefully organized into bins so that he can find all of the pieces for each set the next day. His Duplos go into one big Duplo box, cars into a bin of his toy chest (well, three bins actually), you get the idea...Continue reading at The Mommyhood Project...more