I’m so sorry! She was crying so loudly that I couldn’t wait any longer to feed her,” the nurse said. “So, I gave her some formula,” she continued. Ella was in the NICU following her birth for severe jaundice caused by incompatible blood types (Micah spent time in the NICU for the same thing. Read […]
A Day in the Life
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written an update on what our day-to-day looks like, so, I figured with this post, I’d do exactly that! Since having Ella, things have obviously changed some, so here’s a little bit of what we’re up to now. We start everyday at exactly 7 AM– but that’s not […]
How We Montessori At Home
Do self, do self.” As the mother of a 2-year-old, that’s a phrase I hear almost daily, and for many parents, that phrase is representative of the developmental stage we’ve either experienced or heard about, and have come to dread— the terrible twos. Translation: “I want to do it myself.” I know for […]
How We Road Trip with a 2-Year-Old
With the holiday season in full swing, I imagine there’ll be lots of traveling going on. For our family, it’ll be just the opposite. We spent Thanksgiving here in North Carolina, and we’ll be doing the same for Christmas and the New Year as the countdown to Baby Number 2’s arrival begins. That being said, […]
Micah Broke His Leg!
All I heard was his blood-curdling scream. I sprinted out of the car, where I was resting, over to where DJ and my mom were standing. “What happened?!” I asked DJ as he held a very distressed Micah in his arms. “He’s fine,” DJ replied, in an attempt to keep everyone calm. […]
We’re Pregnant and We’re Having a Girl!
You may or may not remember the post I wrote a while back about my itch to have another baby (“Time For Another Baby???”). At that time, I was mosquito-bite itchy and my husband was not—in any way, shape, or form 😜. Well, fast forward a few months, and we both started to realize that […]
Journey to a Healthy Home: How I’m Getting Rid of Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Household Items
Being raised a vegetarian, I’ve long been aware of the importance of what we put into our bodies. As a society, we’re often educated about the importance of eating balanced meals, limiting refined sugars, and cutting back on processed foods. But what about what we put onto our bodies? It’s easy to forget that our […]
The Season of Mom Guilt
It’s been one year since my last day at work. And if I’m honest, I’ve thought about returning or, in some way, what I’ve been missing, every day since. No exaggeration. Every. Single. Day. I’ve asked myself questions like “What am I doing with my life?” or “Am I really making that big of an […]
Can Parents Have Separation Anxiety Too?
This weekend, hubby and I had the rare luxury of going out on a date. Yay!! As parents of a one-year-old, who live hundreds of miles away from extended family, dates, doctor’s appointments, even grocery shopping all take a little bit of extra planning. Thankfully, a close friend of ours, T, was in town and […]
Fall is finally here! Some of the things I love most about this season are the cool crispness of the air, delicious warm drinks like apple cider and hot chocolate, and of course, the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. As much as I love fall however, it’s hard for me to say it’s my […]