New Mom Gifts: Essentials Every New Mom Really Needs

Are you in need of some new mom gift ideas? Below is a list of a few essentials every new mom needs, but probably won’t buy for herself. I read every book under the sun trying to prepare myself for what life would be like once I had baby. But nothing can really prepare you […]

Coping Mechanisms For Anxiety: Healthy vs Unhealthy

If you’ve been following along, you know I have been coping with some postpartum anxiety. And in my recovery process I’ve discovered a few things I’ve been doing to sabotage myself. I’ve noticed some things I use as crutches to cope with my anxiety that really only serve to make it worse. A coping mechanism […]

We All Need To Cry It Out Sometimes

Caution: Brain Dump Ahead  I’m hesitant to talk about this because I feel as soon as I write it down it will stop and I’ll never get it back. But baby has been sleeping pretty well lately. Or, rather, I have been able to let her put herself to sleep, which leads to her sleeping […]

Just The Essentials: Why I Started Using Essential Oils

So the time has finally come and my metamorphosis into a full-ledged crunchy granola cliche is complete. I am entering into the world of essential oils, along with everyone else and their mother. I started seeing moms popping up in my Instagram feed talking about essential oils. It peaked my interest and I found myself […]

Postpartum Anxiety Snuck Up On Me

Anxiety and depression are sneaky illnesses. They trick you into believing you’ve got them under control, only to sneak back up on you when you least expect it. My daughter is 8 months old now, and I’m finally realizing my anxiety is back and in full force. It’s been sitting on my chest for a […]

Sleep Training Baby To Sleep In Crib At Six Months

I have been avoiding sleep training baby in her crib since day one. I have gotten so used to sleeping next to her, I couldn’t stand the thought of her sleeping in another room. Every week would bring a different excuse. After she gets her shots, after the 4 month sleep regression, after we’re done […]

Why My Blended Family Has A Team Name

A few years ago, my family was watching a movie. My family being myself, my boyfriend (now husband) and his two boys. We were cuddled up on the couch watching a movie and a man came on screen sporting a rather impressive mustache. Out of nowhere, his youngest son shouted out, “Look! Mustack!”. He wasn’t […]