Being a Pessimist

So maybe you relate. Maybe you’re a glass half-empty kinda gal like me. Do you hate it? Ironically (because pessimists hate a lot of stuff) I don’t think I do hate it. Now hear me out before you start recommending oils or shakes that will “change my life.” I don’t need to rid my body of negative toxins in order to rejuvinate my mojo so that my glass will be half-full of positive vibes. …

So the Holidays are Over

Hello, so the first week of 2017 is over. That’s one week down, 51 to go. The holidays are over. And for the first time probably ever, I was so ready to say goodbye. My birthday is the week before Christmas, so I have more stake in the Christmas season than most. But this year, this year was so different. Both my husband and I talked about how much we loved Christmas this year. Our son is the perfect age where he starts to get the fun and tradition in it, but not old enough where he was caught up...…

Surviving Motherhood

I’ve learned some things after being a mother for over two years. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert because I did spend more time in college than I have raising a child. But there are some lessons you learn rather quickly, and sometimes not in the easiest of circumstances. There is no room for judgement. I used to be one of those women who constantly looked at moms in the grocery store or at restaurants and thought “when I’m a mom I won’t _____.” But oh how much humble pie I have chowed down on since becoming a mom. You...…

A New Year to Celebrate

2016 was not the best year, but it definitely had some good parts. I know we are all caught up in how bad the year seemed for the world as a whole. I wholeheartedly believe that it wasn’t any worse than any other years. The world is full of devestation and tragedy no matter what the calendar says. But I’m hoping that we can all bring a little joy into the world in 2017. 2016 January I had a hospitalization and emergency surgery. It was not a good month. February Pretty uneventful month although I did have some fun blogging...…

Plus One

So let me introduce you to my first kid. We will call him E. He’s two-years-old or 28 months if you’re into that. E is pretty much the greatest kid. He is super sensitive and such a people lover. Somehow two very introverted people spawned one of the most social kids I’ve ever met, but in turn he is super aware of others’ feelings. He pushes me to love people more and worry less about what others think of me. …

Babies Eat So Much

I wrote about my feeding journey with my son in this post from my #MotherhoodMonday series. To sum it up we did not have a good breastfeeding journey, and as heartbraking as that was I learned a lot about a lot during that time. I learned what postpartum anxiety looks like. I learned the importance of feeding your baby, whether that is via breast or bottle. I learned to ignore what I read on the internet or other moms told me and do what works for my baby and me. And I have to say I was much happier for...…