Happy Mother's Day! This year for our moms, I decided to do a hand made craft with the kids. If you've seen my kid crafts before, you know I usually like them to be as adult hands-off as possible. This one is a little different. I saw this awesome idea on Fabulessly Frugal & immediately… Continue reading Hand & Footprint Canvas Craft
It has taken me a while, but I have finally come around to sharing recipes on this blog that I make all the time. One of those, in my breastfeeding seasons of life, is this lactation muffin. This recipe has the big 3 galactagogues: oats, flax, & brewer's yeast. My issue with other lactation muffin… Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Lactation Muffins
Baby Boy Blueberry was born one day before his due date a few weeks ago! I won't go in to his full birth story, but I will share with you that I had a successful VBAC! Labor was really really long, which makes sense when you think that even though he's my second baby my… Continue reading Baby Boy Blueberry is here!
I am doing everything in my power to get baby boy Blueberry out in a natural way. One of the things I'm doing is eating 6 dates a day. According to studies, women who eat 75 grams of dates (approximately 6 deglet noor dates, or 3-4 medjool dates) a day for the last month of… Continue reading Due Date Cookies
When we first moved in to our house, the second bedroom was affectionately called Phase 2. As in the second phase of unpacking/renovating. It remained that way until about my 4th month of pregnancy - 1.5 years later! That's when it officially became Cupcake's nursery. Ever since completing the nursery & bringing Cupcake home from… Continue reading Cupcake’s Nursery
Cupcake's birthday is in January, so last year she got to enjoy all of her first holidays in order. This means that I got to do all of the fun handprint/footprint crafts for with her. Footprint Valentines day heart? check. Footprint Father's day craft? check. Handprint turkey for Thanksgiving? check. Handprint AND footprint clay ornaments… Continue reading Toddler Cards For Any Occasion
This week I got promoted to my dream job. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a marine biologist. When I got to college, I wanted to be a veterinarian. But eventually I realized what my true passion was. What I really wanted to be was a stay at home mom. It's… Continue reading My Dream Job
Going back to work as a nursing mom requires careful planning. You have to figure out a way to leave milk for your baby to eat while you're away. Cue in the breast pump! But it's not just the pump - you need a whole host of supplies, too. Pumping is just not as intuitive as… Continue reading Supplies For Pumping At The Office
Yesterday was my first Mother's Day...that I knew about. One year ago today we found out about our sweet little Cupcake. May 15th will always be a special day for our family. We bought a house in 2015. We became godparents in 2016. We actually became godparents on the same day we realized we were… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
My maternity leave was 12 weeks long - which isn't very long at all! I started thinking about it being over even before it started. I knew that I wanted to breastfeed Cupcake for as long as possible & therefore would need to pump milk for her to eat while I was away from her.… Continue reading Why Having A Freezer Stash Of Milk Before Returning To Work Is Important