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delegating as a mom
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Learning to delegate as a mom

As a first time mom learning to delegate may not even be something you've thought about. With the newness of caring for a tiny human, wanting to make sure everything is done correctly is only natural. But learning to delegate small task can help relieve not only your stresses but those around you too! So, why is it so hard for moms to delegate tasks? For starters,[...]

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What I’d tell my 20 year old self

I've been seeing this #10yearchallenge going around for some time now on Facebook and Instagram. So with the recent passing of my birthday it got me to thinking. What would I tell my twenty year old self? For starters, I'd tell her she's worth it. There's going to be a man who loves her wholeheartedly. He's going to love her for everything she is and everything she w[...]

Traveling with breastmilk
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Traveling With Breastmilk

Traveling without your little one soon? Dont fret, I am here to help. I recently flew from Los Angeles, Ca to New York City. Knowing in advance I would be away from my baby for 4 days, I did a lot of research on traveling with breastmilk / my breast pump. I didn't really find anything that answered all of my questions, which is what has landed me here. Hopefully I can[...]

learning to love yourself
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Give Yourself Grace

Hey Momma, With it being Maternal Mental Health Week I wanted to take a moment to talk about grace. Giving yourself grace and what that looks like. As women we tend to put WAY too much pressure on ourselves. The pressures from society to be this iconic image compounded with our own insecurities and doubts often lands us in a whirlwind of frustration.  As a new mom[...]

anxiety breastfeeding in public
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I Still Get Anxiety Breastfeeding In Public

Hey Mama, Having breastfed four children, you probably won't believe this. But I still get a little anxiety breastfeeding in public. That moment when I notice Koehn getting fussy while I'm strolling through the dollar bins at Target almost always makes me sweat. Especially now since he is older and hates being covered. But why do I even have to put a blanket over him[...]

Dealing with Postpartum Depression
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Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Hey Mama, Let me be the first to say, postpartum depression is hard. Like really hard. And to make it even worse, it doesn't just hit you all at once. No, instead it creeps up on you. Robbing you of your joy little by little. One day at a time. Each day the thoughts get just a little bit louder, but not too loud. Not loud enough for you to actually notice what's goin[...]

My body four kids later
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My Body Four Kids Later

Hey Mama, Having one child can do a number on you. Mentally, physically, and very much so, emotionally. So why in the world would I chose to have four??? I get compliments from strangers all the time. "Oh wow, you had four kids?"  And I'm always left thinking, that's because I have clothes on. If you could see my sagging breast, floppy arms and flattened basket[...]

Raising a daughter
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Raising My Daughter

Hey Mama, Raising my daughter, as weird as it sounds, has been a real challenge for me. When I first got pregnant I wanted a daughter so bad. I dreamed of dressing her in little tutus and matching mommy and me outfits. We were going to be best friends and get along amazingly. Everything was going to be perfect. Fast forward to today and my relationship with my five y[...]

Advice for new moms
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My Advice For New Moms

Hey Mama, Seven years ago I became a first time mom. At the age of 23 Karson was born and like many others I sought advice for new moms. My husband and I had no idea what we were doing. The one thing we did know, like many first time parents, was we were going to be better parents than our parents were. By thinking this way I put more pressure on myself and ultimat[...]

journey to motherhood
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A Journey to Motherhood

Hey Mama, On my journey to motherhood, and becoming the perfect mother I lost myself. One day I looked in the mirror and no longer knew who I was or what I needed. I could tell you what my five year old son wanted for his birthday or how my three year old daughter loved her eggs, but what did I like? What was my favorite movie? How did I like my eggs? Motherhood[...]