Home Birth Story: Baby Number 7

I have taken 8 months to write this story down for the world to read. I have told it more times than I can count, but could never find the right words to describe this experience in a way that wouldn’t make all y’all on the interwebs literally run the other way whenever you hear…

7 Babies in 10 Years: 7 Things That Keep Me Sane!

If I had a quarter for every time someone asked me if I was done having kids, I’d be a millionaire 💰. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating just a tad, but it gets old. The next question is almost always, “How do you do it?” 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think it is usually asked in the rhetorical…

Breastfeeding in Public Makes Me Feel AWKWARD

Seven babies.  I have breastfed seven babies; all within the last 10 1/2 years.  The thing I hate strongly dislike the most is breastfeeding in public.  I would rather be cooped up in my hot car than feed my baby with public, stranger eyes staring down at me.  It’s cumbersome and annoying.  I’m being a…

It’s A Wonderful Life – Our 2019 Adventure

I am sure I am not the only person that never watched the age old classic It’s a Wonderful Life until they were well into their 30’s.  This Christmas season I finally sat down and watched this entire movie from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen the movie, I am totally going to spoil…

To Act Or Be Acted Upon – Our Gift of Agency

I had to pretend I was writing a 5 minute talk for my religion class this past semester.  I worked really hard on this talk, only to find out, it was over twice as long as it was supposed to be! I sent my instructor the Reader’s Digest Version, but I wanted to share the…

Mom Advice: Just Keep Smiling :)

I know it is hard to find the strength to smile when life feels like a never ending string of demands, but keep doing it. Hold your head up in confidence even if others think you should be doing it differently. You are doing your best. Believe it. You ARE enough. It is OK that…

Momcation

What is a Momcation you ask?? It is a vacation for moms. Short. Simple. Necessary. This isn’t just any group of moms though. This is your TRIBE.  The people who accept you for who you are and love you. They don’t gossip about each other except to admire and praise each others’ awesomeness. Your relationship…

Episode 7: LET IT GO – How to Survive Cynicism

Sometimes you get stuck in your cynicism and feel like everyone around you is being fake, lacks genuine concern or is even being judgmental. Step back and ask yourself: What are you doing to keep it real? Are you being open and honest about where you are at in your life? Or do you prefer…

Episode 6: Surviving When Life Get’s Hard

Podcast note: I DID NOT EDIT my podcast.  I would never have gotten it out to you if I had.  So enjoy the ‘ums’ and my 3 yr old hanging out with me in the background. You’re welcome   Time moves differently when you’re raising kids! Life is no longer lived by the day, but…

FREE 30 Day Health Challenge

Ok so this last year has been a doozy.  I have gone through a rollercoaster of life events and emotions that have taught me so much about what TRUE HEALTH and SANITY really are!! I used to just get my workout in, eat mostly whole food, plant based, and just hope for the best.  I…

It’s Time

It’s been a year. More than a year since I have been comfortable having an online presence.  Let me tell you why. Ok but first, let me pre-empt this post by explaining that I am healing from a mild concussion.  How did I get this you ask? Well, we are EXHAUSTED really tired parents dealing with an 18…