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
Last Sunday was bittersweet. It was Cupcake's baptism, but it was also the last day we would see her godparents for several months. Our best friends & our sweet goddaughter have moved to North Carolina. Hubby & I knew this day would come. We knew that David would be looking for a job out of… Continue reading It’s Not ‘Goodbye’, It’s ‘See You Later’
Yesterday was Cupcake's baptism! She was such an angel about it! She was asleep up until we got up on the church altar. Then she opened her eyes & perked up, almost as if she knew that the ceremony was all for her. Afterward we had a little party at our house to celebrate. So… Continue reading Cupcakes For Cupcake’s Baptism!
Last week I made a very exciting decision: I decided to become a book lady. I'm super excited to kick off my new book business with Usborne Books & More! I love that Usborne Books & More promotes literacy in fun & innovative ways. I'm excited to instill a love of reading in my daughter.… Continue reading New Adventure – Usborne Books & More!
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
Cupcake is 2+ months old & growing like a weed! It's very satisfying to look at her double chin & chunky legs & know that I did that. Thankfully breastfeeding is going very well with little intervention from me, but every now & then I'll drink some Mother's Milk tea or malta to 'help' my… Continue reading Nursing Mommy’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
I have a really good reason for being M.I.A. lately. Our little Cupcake was born in January. We are head over heels in love with this little girl. She has taught me so much about life in the few weeks she's been here. God is so good ❤ Pictures by Love Photography by Cara, Inc.… Continue reading Meet Our Little Cupcake
I have been pretty good this pregnancy about following the guidelines of what not to eat. Not too paranoid, but definitely avoiding the basics. No alcohol. No cold cuts. No sushi. Limited caffeine. Nothing with raw eggs. Raw eggs is one that seems straight forward, but isn't. Meringue frosting? Raw egg whites. Homemade mayonnaise dressings?… Continue reading Pregnant Tiramisu