Today I was able to button my pre-pregnancy jeans! Also today: Walgreens employee stopping herself mid-sentence while recommending cold medicines: "Unless..." she trails off, staring at my stomach. "What?" I snap. "Oh nothing," she replies, prying her eyes up from my midsection. "Unless you wanted to ask the pharmacist or something." 😑 ___________________________________ Today's outfit … Continue reading If you were wondering about my self-confidence…
Rachel Hollis, for those of you who don't know, is the author of Girl, Wash Your Face. That's for me. I didn't know. But my girlfriend did and when we were perusing Amazon Prime together this past Friday, she pointed out this documentary and told me that 1) I need to step out from under my … Continue reading Currently Watching: Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for More
The conversations started well before I became pregnant with my son. They came up when people asked me how I felt about pregnancy and about the 4th trimester and about the first year. They came up when one of my friends announced she was pregnant and again when her beautiful baby was born. I was … Continue reading Postpartum Self Care
Baby Freddy, how are you 1 month old already? You are the sweetest little boy, content to sleep or silently take in your surroundings when your basic needs are met. In fact, your go-with-the-flow attitude had us fooled into thinking you were getting enough to eat when the scale proved otherwise! Let's get you back … Continue reading Happy 1 Month, Frederick C III!
I have officially entered the phase of postpartum where I spend equal parts trying to find where I set that thing down and trying to remember what that thing is. Also, I baked today just in case you needed a more direct cry for help. It should also be noted that while searching for ingredients, … Continue reading 3+ Weeks Postpartum
Freddy Jr. (aka "husband" / aka "dad") has been unanimously voted the family MVP today. The votes were cast after reviewing the past three weeks of family events, culminating with today's impromptu nap with the kids. This act allowed Freddy's wife to nap by herself without interruption and ultimately sealed the vote. Let's hear what … Continue reading Interview with Freddy Jr.
It's official. I have kids. Plural. I don't exactly know what I expected but so far having two kids looks like my husband doing all the things. (Thank you, cesarean section for rendering me nearly useless as a partner but keeping me undeniably alive not once but twice.) He manages all the things with minimal … Continue reading An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids
I attended a software conference last week as a customer. It's a huge annual event with all day training courses and discussion, talks of future plans, and past accomplishments. There are happy hours and networking opportunities and entertainment. It was my second time attending and the event itself has only improved over time. In general, … Continue reading The Software Conference from a Woman
The path to Motherhood is wide! And it can sometimes be pretty painful. We've been doing a ton as a society to encourage mothers lately and each Mother's Day I see more and more posts acknowledging the longing to-be mothers, the lost mothers, and the motherless. It is SO GOOD, friends! So in honor of … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
Allow me to present: Farmers Market season!