Why I Don’t Lift Heavy Anymore: Finding a New Perspective on Fitness and Life 15 Months Postpartum

Before giving birth, my favorite form of exercise was without a doubt lifting weights. Besides walking my dog and occasionally bouldering at the indoor rock gym, I almost exclusively lifted about 4-5 times a week. Especially as my husband and I were trying to get pregnant, cardio wasn’t something that I wanted to do. To… Continue reading Why I Don’t Lift Heavy Anymore: Finding a New Perspective on Fitness and Life 15 Months Postpartum

Weekday Dinner Menu: Vegetarian Stay-At-Home Mom

When my husband and I were first married, I liked to think that I was a good cook; however, looking back, I don’t think that was the case. I knew how to throw together quick meals that lacked forethought. We ate a lot of mac and cheese, taco salads, and pasta. After years of eating… Continue reading Weekday Dinner Menu: Vegetarian Stay-At-Home Mom

1 Year Breastfeeding as a Vegetarian

When my son was a newborn, I didn’t understand how people could enjoy breastfeeding. My nipples were drier than the Sahara desert, and I literally felt like I had boulders attached to my chest. I was discouraged by how hard it was to get a successful latch, because I thought that it would come naturally… Continue reading 1 Year Breastfeeding as a Vegetarian

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… Continue reading Tips on How To Write Goals and How Not To Make Meringues

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… Continue reading Balancing New Parenthood and Marriage

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,… Continue reading Breastfeeding Journey: 2 Months Down