arenting these days is so much about upping each other in being what you think is THE perfect Mother. You spend so many hours stressing about what your child is putting in their body, putting on their body, watching too much of, watching to little of. It is stressful AF and to be honest, useless. Your child isn’t going to think back about their childhood and be like, oh thank goodness my mom limited my screen time and only fed me organic, forcing me to eat only raw vegetable because that’s what ‘studies show’ is best.Read More
When Lucas was born we went through trail & error with multiple baby care brands and maternal brands for myself! I went into London Drugs one day and saw Aleva Naturals when Lucas was ill with a cold. I purchased Aleva’s Soothing Comfort Chest Rub and Nose 'n' Blows Wipes. Once I used those two products I feel like I was hooked! What really drew us in was that it has the label “vegan” on it as we like to be as plant based as possible. Lucas also tolerates Aleva’s Nose n Blows wipes over using another brands baby wipe on his face because some wipes can be soft on one side and coarser on the other!Read More
This month has been nothing short of eventful in our household. From colds on colds, to our kitty Zo becoming incredibly Ill.. I think that was my breaking point. I realized that while crying hysterically over my cat that means so much to me… I haven’t truly mourned or dealt with the grief of my mothers passing 2015 properly.Read More
If you have been following along, you would know that we lost a baby back in November. It was tough. A lot of family & friends were surprised to find out we were even pregnant because we originally said to everyone like a broke record “One & Done”. After losing the little bean back in November we decided that we truly did want a second little one running around and for Lucas to have a sibling. To my surprised after 30 days after the miscarriage, I tested positive! I just decided to take a test for the hell of it. I was doing my makeup for work and had my glasses off and looked over at the test maybe 1 minute after taking it and my eyes were bulging. I was in shock! I couldn’t believe it and scrambled to put on my glasses. I kept it a secret from my husband for a couple of days but decided to tell him because I felt the hormones rushing on in and I can’t hide when Im over emotional. Im 12 weeks as of today.Read More
I don’t think there’s a breastfeeding momma out there who doesn’t worry about her supply. I was obsessive about my supply when Lucas was first born. I had heard so many stories of moms who’s supply had suddenly dropped and could no longer feed their babies. When I would see a dip in what I was producing, I’d use these strategies to increase my milk supply. When I was taking care of myself and following these tips, I’d typically pump between 9-10 ounces from each side! If you’re working hard to keep your milk flowing (or just doing some research ahead of time), try these totally doable ways to pump up productionRead More
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So hello, December! I have been pretty quiet on my blog this month due to it' being absolutely chaos! I have a lot going on at the moment this month so I am hoping to get back into the swing of things come January! For now I wanted to update you on why I have been missing.
We have seen Santa about 4 times and it’s only juuust the middle of December. Lucas thankfully isn’t afraid of Santa!
I previously made a What's In My Diaper Bag last year before my son arrived. What I thought would be in my diaper bag! you can check that out here. Looking back, I actually don't hold all of those items in that bag! So, I have decided to make a new 2.0 version of the real deal of what goes on inside my diaper bag. I decided to make the switch from a backpack to a shoulder bag/purse looking diaper bag.Read More
When my son was a few months old, and I was deep in the midst of sleep-deprivation & “mommy fog”. Lucas was still sleeping a lot better than most newborns. I would only have to get up once, but most of the time twice or three times for 3 months. That being said, I don’t do well on broken sleep & I cried. A lot. Lucas was a good sleeper relativity early. We think it’s because of his weight! He’s always been in the 97th percentile. When he finally did start sleeping well, I discovered something — he could sleep through the night, but I couldn’t! Suddenly, I was the one waking up multiple times each night, unable to fall back asleep, while my son slept peacefully in his crib. I would constantly check the video monitor each time I woke up.Read More
What is it about blogging that causes people to think it’s not actually work? I often find myself also saying I need to work but also get a little tongue tied when I think about it.. Am I really working? YES IAM.Read More
Balancing marriage and motherhood is no small task. Both roles are incredibly important, and the challenge to keep them in balance can sometimes feel impossible. If you sometimes feel overwhelmed with trying to take care of your little one but also show your partner love & affection this post is for you.Read More
When I had Lucas there was a time when all I searched on Google was how to get a baby to sleep. He was a great sleeper, I really don’t know what I was so worried about.. Maybe all the vetran moms saying "Say good bye to sleep!". So, I decided to add to the hundreds of posts on baby bedtime tips In case you wanted another one to read. I did previously make one about Lucas's transition when he was a wee wee baby. You can read that here.Read More