Tag Archives: motherhood

Sunday Snapshot: Not Tired

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! One of my goals for this online space of mine is to get into the habit of blogging regularly, so I’m starting with a weekly photo. Nothing too elaborate or planned out; just one snapshot from a moment during the week that I’ll try to share on most Sundays. I upgraded… Read More


A First Birthday Letter to My Son

Today I’m continuing baby C’s first birthday series by sharing a note I wrote to him for the occasion. I poured all of my first-time mom emotions onto paper the night before he officially turned 1, after the last time I laid my baby boy down to sleep when his age could still only be counted in months.… Read More


Journaling Baby’s First Year

Writing has always been dear to my heart, and journaling has always been a therapeutic way of processing changes in my life. Both creative writing and journaling started for me at a young age. I’ve kept several journals on and off throughout the years, but I’ll never forget my first one—it was a beautiful, hard-bound… Read More


Baby Update: 11, 12, 13 Months … and Counting

Of course I’ve procrastinated posting C’s monthly updates on the blog, and now I’ve gotten way behind. But I simply can’t neglect these precious months, so here are three updates rolled into one. For the sake of this not seeming like a complete fail on my part, let’s just pretend I decided to go with quarterly baby updates and… Read More


Do Small Things With Great Love {Free Printable}

A favorite quote of mine (albeit I think paraphrased) and one that has always resonated with me is this one: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” —Mother Teresa With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought this would be an encouraging sentiment to pass on… Read More


My Birth Story for Cesarean Awareness

One of the truly special things about motherhood is that we’re all tied together through this bond we share of having pushed our bodies to the limits to carry and birth a child, no matter how they were brought into this world. April is Cesarean Awareness Month, so what better time than now to share… Read More


Big Love for a Little Valentine

Happy Monday! Did everyone have a lovely weekend? We’ve never really made a big deal about Valentine’s Day in the past, so it wasn’t too different this year with a baby. Since becoming a parent, my joy comes from seeing my little one’s excitement with each first holiday we celebrate with him. Of course my hubs and I… Read More



New Year + Baby Update: 9 Months

Happy 2015! It’s a week into the new year, and I’ve been reflecting back on the past year a lot during these first seven days. 2014 was filled with so many blessings, starting with a happy, healthy pregnancy and ending with a happy, healthy baby. It was a year of “firsts” for us as first-time… Read More


On the Third Day of Christmas … Tree Decorating

So decorating the Christmas tree is not what it used to be. I’m mostly thinking back to one magical time I spent enjoying a glass of wine, watching a certain so-bad-it’s-good vampire/werewolf saga replaying on HBO and leisurely hanging up our ornaments all in one evening. Fast forward to this year, and tree decorating did not take… Read More