Feeling Overwhelmed by Motherhood? Give Yourself Grace

All in all, give yourself grace. Feeling anxious and overwhelmed doesn’t make you a bad mom. It means you care, and your baby will be thankful someday for all of the thought you put into making sure that they thrive. I’ve found that motherhood is such a raw, emotional experience. I feel so much more, and I’m more in tune with what it means to live. That can be really stressful, but I can’t think of anything much more beautiful in the purest sense. I am a mother. I get to watch life blossom in my son, and I want him to see life blossom in me too.

Tips on How To Write Goals and How Not To Make Meringues

Hellooo 2021. Was 2020 both the shortest and longest year or what? On one hand, it feels like I was just writing out my 2020 goals; however, it feels like a whole lifetime ago that I wasn’t a mama. While I know that nothing is revolutionary about the change of a calendar, I actually worked…

Balancing New Parenthood and Marriage

It’s December’s spirit month! It frosted here on December first, and when I looked out and saw how it glistened, I was reminded of how much I love my December Snow. I think snow will always hold a special place in my heart now. Anyways, Ember is almost 4 months old, and by now I…

Breastfeeding Journey: 2 Months Down

If reading about boobs makes you uncomfortable, this is not the blog post for you. Breastfeeding has become a huge part of my everyday life, and I’m still in awe. It’s a beautiful, weird, and nerve-wracking experience that I’m so grateful for. If you find it gross, you’ve been warned!  Towards the end of pregnancy,…

6 Weeks Postpartum: Back to the Gym?

Ever since I stopped formally working out during pregnancy, I wondered what my relationship with fitness would look like postpartum. Would my passion for fitness disappear? Would I have a healthier relationship with the gym than ever before? Would I freak out about the way my body changed and revert into my restrictive, self deprecating…

A Night in the Life with a Newborn

When I was pregnant, I was so lasered in on the uncertainty of labor and delivery that I was completely blindsided by what life would be like once my son had entered this world. More specifically, I had no idea just how exhausting getting through nights would be. This little bundle of joy also doubles…

My Birth Story: Not as Planned

This motherhood journey of unconditional love and sacrifice started off with a bang. As you’ll probably be able to tell from my story, giving birth was the hardest experience of my life, and I’ll be recovering from it for a while. That said, I am happy to tell the story of the birth of my…

The Waiting Game: 39 Weeks Pregnant

Let me start off by saying that this baby has taught me to have patience, trust, and an open mind. Like many (if not all) new mothers, I started this pregnancy with little to no expectations. I knew some women got morning sickness while others didn’t. I knew some women truly enjoyed pregnancy while others…