About a month ago I wrote on Instagram and asked you all for advice. I asked you to give me all your tips and tricks when it comes to sleep regression. My purpose with this was not only to take away helpful information for myself, but even more so to bring you all a wide array of advice every month, especially in motherhood. I want to create a space where you can come and find many different voices, ideas, and beliefs. A place where you as a mother can bring forth your tried and tested advice, but also you can find people to connect with and take away new suggestions and ideas. Read more
This is a note that I wrote on my phone via voice text when I was 3 weeks postpartum. I remember that I was sitting on the couch in the den feeding Jude, just crying. I remember being so frustrated, tired, achy, and overwhelmed with breastfeeding. I knew that as miserable as I was, I wanted to document the moment and what I was experiencing, because before I knew it, it would just be an old memory. Read more
Once we have children everything changes. The TV shows suddenly turn to cartoons, our 10 hour nights turn into 6 hours of interrupted sleep, and dinner time becomes a three ring circus. Things that were once just taken for granted now look very different. Read more
I was going to give you all an update of how we are adjusting and transitioning, but I felt like this was more important to share. I am pretty sure that I have learned more about myself and motherhood in these past 3 weeks than I ever have, and I can honestly say that it’s been so hard and I’ve never been happier. Read more
Somedays the best way to describe motherhood is chaos. There is always someone that needs tending to, something that needs to be cleaned, someone that wants to be held, and probably someone puking. Motherhood requires a lot of stuff in order to be prepared for anything that could be thrown at you. No matter how hard you try to simplify, there is always more stuff around than you probably want. Let’s face it, children come with a lot of stuff. Read more
This is the second interview of the series “Simple Lives: The Women Who Create Them.” If you missed the first one, you can read it here. This is a series where women from all over the country, in all different walks of life, inspire and motivate simplicity in life through their lives. Read more
One of our favorite things about our house is our backyard. Especially now that the weather is starting to cool off, and the mosquitos are retreating for the season, we spend the majority of our time out there.
The yard is lined with trees, which in turn brings a lot of different birds to our yard, which brings a certain 2 year old a lot of entertainment. She loves to try to “get them,” and always seems disappointment when they “flew away” before she is able to get to them. Read more