5 Newborn Gear Essentials

When you're having a baby, you quickly learn that babies aren't just tiny bundles of squishy joy. They come with a whole heck of a lot of equipment. Expensive equipment. Equipment that you use for a few months and then move on to something even bigger more expensive and more short term. I remember sending … Continue reading 5 Newborn Gear Essentials

4 Things to Know if You Want an Unmedicated Birth

Note: This post is written for those who desire to have a natural, unmedicated birth. Its not meant to shame anyone for having their baby a different way, whether by choice or circumstance.  This one time, my brother was born in the back of a car on the way to the hospital. And I was … Continue reading 4 Things to Know if You Want an Unmedicated Birth

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Became a Mom

One of my oldest and dearest friends is pregnant with her first baby and rather than just inundate her with information, I thought I'd inundate you all. Because babies. I really loved this series of posts from moms all over the blogosphere, and I appreciated what these moms of kids a little older than mine … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Became a Mom

#ETHAN Project Challenge 1: Friendship

I love that we're starting the #ETHAN project (Enjoy the Here and Now) with a mom friendship challenge. I don't know about you, but sometimes I find motherhood a bit lonely. As a SAHM I'm isolated at home most of the time with my kidlets, and there are days when I don't ever go outside. … Continue reading #ETHAN Project Challenge 1: Friendship

How will you Enjoy the Here and Now this summer?

When I was a young mother, I had to learn the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness, for me, is that light, easy feeling that comes when life is simple and good. Joy is the persevering peace that abides whether life is easy or complicated, full of strife or full of contentment. Learning to live … Continue reading How will you Enjoy the Here and Now this summer?