First & Second Trimester: Outfits I’ve Loved

First & Second Trimester: Outfits I’ve Loved

I can’t believe I’m almost in my third trimester with baby #3! When I  was first pregnant years ago for the first time, I remember feeling self-conscious about my changing body and downplaying my bump and pregnancy in general. This time around… I’m so much more appreciative of my body, finding joy despite the overwhelm, discomfort, and unknowns, and EMBRACING this stage of life. That includes wearing all the clothes that make me feel good – lots of color included! In terms of actual maternity clothes, I tend to try to find bump-friendly NON-maternity options that work with a growing belly. As I’ve gotten further […]

Surprise! Baby 3 On The Way!

Surprise! Baby 3 On The Way!

Surprise! ✨ this year is going to be even more eventful than expected… baby 3 is on the way! 🤍 PREGNANCY Q&A: How far along are you? As of early May, I’m currently 20 weeks pregnant and due in September! The number one question I received was: was the baby planned? How did you decide to take the plunge from two kids to three? Many of you shared super thoughtful messages and comments after last year’s post asking how you decided whether to have a third kid. I don’t have a buttoned-up answer to this question, because this baby was…unplanned and quite the surprise! And I know […]

Sensory-Friendly Kids Calm Down Basket

Sensory-Friendly Kids Calm Down Basket

Big feelings, meltdowns, temper tantrums… we’ve all been there. 😵‍💫 I recently put together a ‘calm down basket’ for my girls when they need some extra space, help to calm and regulate their emotions, and/or a sensory break. We also have a kids’ weighted blanket that’s available. These toys aren’t a magical cure-all, but have really provided a great outlet for our girls when they need it! I’ve included photos of everything in our ‘calm down basket’ below and you can shop all the sensory-friendly toys HERE. SHOP THE POST Spiral Glitter Wands Pop Tube Stretchy Dogs  Set of 4 ‘Express Your Feelings’ Shakers Glitter Stretchy […]

Crowdsourced Kindergarten Advice + Encouragement

Crowdsourced Kindergarten Advice + Encouragement

My beautiful, sunshine-filled, energetic, sensitive and brave five-year-old daughter is starting kindergarten next week. WHAT?!?! HOW?!?! You’ve probably heard the (paraphrased) Elizabeth Stone quote, but I  feel it so tangibly right now: “[To have a child is to] forever have your heart go walking around outside your body.” I feel like I’m growing up alongside Lucy — the same person I’ve always been, but also a different version of myself now as a mother. The same me, but evolved and refined. continuously learning and growing and adjusting. Gosh – this is a new and very bittersweet season for our family. I know my IG community […]

Lucy and Winnie’s Puppy Party!

Lucy and Winnie’s Puppy Party!

I’m so excited to share the details Lucy and Winnie’s joint puppy party with you today! Lucy and Winnie are exactly two years and three weeks apart, so we decided to host a joint birthday party this year! Lucy turned four on January 25, and Winnie will turn 2 on February 13, so we hosted a birthday party right in the middle of their two birthdays! We haven’t thrown a proper birthday party (outside of our family) since Lucy’s 1st birthday and I  was SO excited to go all out for their party! After the overwhelming and weird last couple of years, I  was ready […]

Reflections: Ending My Breastfeeding Journey with Winnie

Reflections: Ending My Breastfeeding Journey with Winnie

This was originally shared on Instagram in March, but wanted to re-share it here, too. I took this photo several weeks ago, knowing that one of these times nursing would be one of the last times. Not sure when exactly and not having a set “stop date”, but having this sense we’d be wrapping up soon. You never really know or feel the depth of something being the last time until it’s already passed. But now I know: my 15 month chapter of nursing Winnie has come to an end. And it’s bittersweet, but also I’m very okay about it because I know she was […]