Another year has gone by. As I sit in the hotel room while my family is sleeping, I am up working. Not because I “have” to, but because I want to. Today, on the first day of my 36th year, I started to think about what I have learned this past year. Usually [...]
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A year ago, I had one kid. She was my world. There is nothing greater than being a mommy for the first time. No matter how prepared I *thought* I was, I knew nothing. I remember wondering HOW in the hell I was supposed to do this thing called motherhood. How do I make this [...]
Being a mom is the best job there is. But it is also exhausting, selfless and sometimes a bit chaotic. We are busy. We wear many hats and many of us are still trying to be supermom and do it all. And we put ourselves last. In the moment, it seems like what we [...]
Ahhh the toddler diet. I say diet meaning the way she was eating. Not diet like counting macros or cutting foods. We recently did a complete overhaul in my 3 year old’s diet. From organic pancakes for breakfast and mac n cheese (organic LOL) from the box, we went cold turkey. (We have recently started [...]
To the mom at the splash park sitting on the sidelines. I saw you. I want you to know that while you saw me running around with my kids in my bathing suit, it wasn't always like this. It looks like I "have it all together" but I am no different than you. I have [...]
This idea that we need to be “her” is getting to me. Whether its with exercise, the way we eat, our job, motherhood. All of it. There is so much noise out there and so much pressure we place on ourselves to be this person. It’s suffocating if you let it. It's paralyzing. Maybe we [...]
As we spend an entire day celebrating us I wanted to write a letter to all the moms out there. As I started to write this post, I started to think about all the women who have enlisted in this job called motherhood. The moms who are doing their best everyday and are living [...]