Elimination Communication Basics

I thought about doing a post about this when my oldest was a baby, but it really overwhelmed me. I thought I didn’t really know anything, it wasn’t until recently when I was talking with a friend with a new baby, that I realized I do know a few things.   My first encounter with Elimination Communication (EC), or potty,…

library love

I can’t get enough of the library lately. I’ve been interesting in veganism again after discovering the blog It doesn’t taste like chicken. I’ve had a few recipes pinned from that blog but for some reason I didn’t really start to look at some of the recipes more in depth until recently. One thing led to another and I started reading about…

motherhood on my mind

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” George Eliot I read this quote and I cried. I see that love when my boys first wake up. I feel so lucky to be a mama. I feel so anxious that time is going by so fast. If I dwell too much I feel worried that this stage will…

Thankful

I can’t express enough thanks I can’t help but feel sadness Of course I feel responsible Of course I feel, I’m not Left out Alone Unwanted Unloved I could have been better Know that I am sorry Know that I am heartbroken Know that this is so hard for me Please go on and be well Please go on and…

we’re not finding out

Some are very surprised when I mention that we aren’t finding out the sex of our baby. Usually the reply is, “I could never wait” or “I just have to plan…” blah blah blah. It really blows some people’s minds. As I reflect on my life as a mother, so far I can’t help but think how often my “plans”…

rainbow baby on it’s way!

A rainbow baby is a baby born after a loss such as a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss. We are expecting our rainbow baby next February. We couldn’t be more happy and thankful. The time leading up to this pregnancy has been interesting, there’s been heartache and healing, a roller coaster of emotions, and finally hope and humility.…

It’s Hip to be Obtuse?

Since becoming a mama I’ve noticed that I’m behind on many things. I’m not always completely sure of the latest fashions. I haven’t discovered any new music, and by the time I watch a “new” movie it’s already one or two years old. I’ve also realized that I don’t care. Those things don’t matter as much to me anymore. It’s…

Resolutions Revisited

Back in January I had a few resolutions that I wanted to work on/try/do this year. What good are resolutions if we don’t look back on them and see how we’re doing? It seems like the only time anyone thinks about resolutions is during the new year. Since the year is more than halfway over now, I thought I would…

dads do things differently

Recently I spent a few days in Las Vegas for a hair show. I was a hair model for a new friend for a hair competition. She won, well we did, I helped too but it was all her vision and she worked so hard. I had so much fun and got a chance to live my modeling dreams. When…

best gifts for new moms

Thoughtful Gifts for New Moms

Being a new mom is wonderful, overwhelming, exciting, and difficult at times, it’s a whole new world. I enjoyed my time as a first time mom for the most part but I wish I would have taken advantage of all of the offered help and I wish more people would have brought us food. Every mama is different and has…