Best Nursing Bra IN ALL THE LAND

BEST NURSING BRA is a pretty bold statement, am I right? It maybe bold, but it’s also very much the truth!   I bet you’re wondering how in the world I can make such claim, I mean who am I, what are my credentials and have I been awarded any sorta’ certificates that would make me a reputable source? How about having to wear one for 5 MONTHS STRAIGHT! I’m sorta’ thinking this gives me some type of qualifications that allow me to make such profound claims?! DAMN IT! I’m a Nursing Bra connoisseur! You guys! It’s very much true! I’ve been wearing a Nursing Bra since getting home […]

Change Table Organization {motherhood}

Have it be a standard swap or a disastrous blow-out it’s fairly safe to say that with a little organization you can concur even the worst of diaper changes with some change table organization. A setup that once worked for us in the past has once again made the worst of diaper changes a total one-parent, one-handed victory. Other than having to change a dirty diaper it all sounds heavenly, am I right?! Instead of buying an actual change table I opt’d for a dual purpose piece of furniture; a vintage desk with lovely pull handles. I’ll be honest, a change table was not the thought process when I bought […]

Kicking off the New Year… with ZERO sleep!

Guess what’s totally a real thing? 4 month sleep regression!  Guess what isn’t funny and A LIVING HELL? You guessed it Christmas Fruitcake and 4 month sleep regression! So funny story, the last 4 nights I’ve slept zero consecutive hours. That’s right, you heard me, I have yet to get in a solid hour of sleep this entire year… 4 month sleep regression, it’s a cruel thing. I mean it’s not like I saw it coming and had mentally prepared, NOPE! I just found out about this hogwash yesterday. Literally yesterday morning during an online thumb-stomping pity party when I mentioned how Stella was partying her nights away with me as […]

FAMILY: Stella Grace (month 3) +GIVEAWAY

Month 3 has been good to us… So so good to us! This little lady is really getting a personality including mind of her own and a pretty killer right hook. Discovering her hands and getting them to do what she wants might be my favorite things right now. She so content and focused these days, with herself and her surroundings. She is an amazing emotion-talker… say something to her with a smile and she will no doubt reciprocate with her ear to ear grin and squinted eyes that will undoubtedly melt your heart. She will do her best to chat back with the most adorable (and slobbery) gurgles […]

MOTHERHOOD: Things I couldn’t live without

I always try my best to make sure me and my family are prepared for everything, I preplan including hypothetical scenarios to ensure we’re ready for everything; but let’s get real you can never truly be ready to bring home a newborn. The things you think you need, you don’t, and the things that you actually grab for at a time in need (like a screaming inconsolable baby) you may never actually find in the aisles at Babies r’ Us. The past 2.5 months have been wonderfully exhausting, doing this baby-thing again after 5 years is rough. Not only do you forget about all the crying and […]

FAMILY: Stella Grace (month 2)

TWO WHOLE MONTHS has passed since this little person was born and oh my goodness… Today marked a big day! Besides reaching a whole 2 months in age, more importantly she wore her first real outfit (cuffed skinny jeans, the perfect white tee and a cable-knit cardigan)… Oh. Right. and it was her dad’s 39th Birthday — Happy Birthday Sammy!!! I still can’t believe that 2 months has passed and this little girl graced our lives with her presence (and love). Tons of smiles, a boat load of giggles and just as many moments with the quivering bottom lip, crocodile tears and dose of “don’t you dare put me down” tangents. Hey! it […]

STORY: My Love Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding

Motherhood has a funny way of putting you in uncomfortable positions, physically and figuratively speaking. From breastfeeding in the aisle of a grocery store, to diaper changes on a park bench, to shushing your throat dry at 3:26am. You guys… I’m actually surprised a lot more of us are not parents of just one child. #funnybuttruestory With Sofia, I was unable to breastfeed due to her early detected milk intolerance. I felt like such a failure; I wanted so badly as a first time mother to be able to provide my child with everything she needed. From love and affection, to warmth and safety and most importantly food; […]

FEATURE: 3 Reasons To Fist Pump Your Breast Pump

I’m a firm believer in fed is best, no matter how you do it! Breast… GREAT, Formula… FANTASTIC, a combination of both… BRILLIANT! I’ve never fully understood why one would give the evil eye to someone feeding their child whichever way it maybe; I mean you don’t know how or why this decision was made and for that matter nor do you have a right. And because I feel like “those evil’eyein’ people” are no readers of mine, I’m going to share how we’re choosing to feed baby Stella Grace. SIDE STORY// We found out Sofia Marie was lactose intolerant early on, by 4 weeks old we will 100% formula fed. I […]

FAMILY: Introducing Stella Grace

She’s here! She’s here! She’s really actually here!   We’re all home and in our many-of-different-modes. While I’m happy to be in my own bed, eating from my own fridge, and snuggling with my people, I’m struggling to understand what recovery mode means (c-sections really do put you out ‘eh?!), Sammy is in “do all the things and be a super dad” mode (which he is totally rocking at I may add, the guy gave me a shower the other day!) and Sofia… well she’s just in baby heaven, that and “see how many times I can kiss my baby sister before she starts to cry” mode (she’s […]

PREGNANCY: Hospital Bag Checklist

This right here is me tweaking a Hospital Bag in the past that never got a passing grade. I have done this once before and now that I know what to expect (which can also be the unexpected), I’ve finally nailed down what I feel is the Mother-Of-All Hospital Bag lists. Will everyone agree with what I’m bringing and why? Probably not! Will you need everything that I need? Possibly! Might you need more than what I’m packing? Could very well be! But guess what?! This Hospital Bag checklist is a GREAT place to start, removing items you don’t feel pertain to you and adding in personal things […]