Without having regular menstrual cycles, it’s easy to feel like your body’s gone rogue. While it’s normal (and expected) to experience the lack of a period after giving birth, I was feeling anxious about its continued absence at 20 months postpartum. The sheer amount of pregnancy tests that I took in the last year is… Continue reading Worried About No Period Almost 2 Years Postpartum? I was too.
Hello and welcome to a new weekly dinner menu, with a twist! For this post, I thought it would be interesting to document my thought process in choosing what to prepare each day. Some days I have more fresh food than others. Some days I have more time than others. Some days I know what… Continue reading Deciding What to Make for Dinner: Vegetarian Weekly Dinner Menu
Many of these habits bring more joy to my life than the convenience that they may take away. That said, taking care of the environment is worth effort and dedication, because it’s our home and the home for future generations. Sustainability can seem overwhelming and impossible to do perfectly, but I hope you can see by this post that every little bit counts and that it can be a journey of education and gradual progress.
What a weird week it’s been for my family. Between my husband being personally victimized by seasonal allergies and my son deciding to both skip naps and rapidly develop into a full-blown toddler right before my eyes, I have been running around trying to hold my household together. I can’t rid allergies with a magic… Continue reading Cooking for Seasonal Allergies
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
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
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.
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