Weekly Dinner Menu: Preparing Meals for an 18-Month-Old

We’ve made it to the third weekly Sunday posting in a row! I didn’t know if I would be able to live up to my goal, but here we are. For this week’s blog, I wanted to document another week of dinners and emphasize what (if any) adjustments I make to accommodate my 18-month-old son….

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.

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…

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…