Starting Pre School

Sending a Pandemic Baby to School (For the First Time!)

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"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." – Dr. Maria Montessori | These words have never been more real to me as when we...

Your Pregnant Belly is not Weird & It’s Probably Perfectly Normal

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No matter what you look like while pregnant, your pregnant belly is not weird. It's probably perfectly normal. My pregnant belly was huge. I’ll just admit it. Prior to my pregnancy, I’d read so many articles...
toddler tantrums

I Thought I Knew My Parenting Style, But Tantrums Changed Me

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Toddler tantrums. Let’s talk about it. We are officially in the tantrum phase and let me tell you, it has challenged every single parenting philosophy I thought I believed in. Before you become a...

Parents, It’s Okay to Grieve the Small Pandemic Losses

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My daughter was five months old when the country shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I was finally feeling the newborn fog beginning to lift and slowly settling into life as a mom...

Favorite Diverse Board Books Featuring Faces of Color

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As part of my commitment to raising race-conscious children, I’ve been diversifying our bookshelves—purchasing and checking out books from the library that feature faces and characters from all different races and ethnicities. I want...

March is Trisomy Awareness Month

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The month of March recognizes many holidays, but did you know March is also Trisomy Awareness Month? Trisomy is possibly a term you heard during early pregnancy, or for some not at all. It...

10 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

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Do you have a new baby on the way? Whether it be your first or tenth pregnancy, we’ve all heard the “advice” from well intentioned friends. But, with so much advice out there, how...
packing away the baby chapter

Packing Away the Baby Chapter

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Some old burp cloths almost made me cry today. I spotted them, tucked away in a basket in the living room, and realized I don’t need them there anymore, ready to grab at the...
Gender Reveal

Socially Distant Gender Reveal Parties (that won’t burn down a forest)

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Gender reveal parties have become almost as common as baby showers, and during a world-wide pandemic, parents-to-be may feel like they're missing out. Confetti cannons and colored cupcakes with all of your closest friends...
breastfeeding

My toddler’s 20 months old. Yes, I’m still breastfeeding.

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It's been a while since I wrote... anything. Between the quarantine, feeling like I had nothing to write about, not having time to write because I have a toddler at home and am working...