I’m wearing the jeans I bought a couple weeks postpartum after having Lucy a couple years ago. My pre-pregnancy jeans didn’t fit; these were two sizes up from my “normal” size. They have since been coined my “postpartum jeans.” Except now, one year after having my second child, these fit me better than my “normal” jeans. Normal being what I used to fit into pre-babies. And what I fit into after babies at one point or another. But now – I think these jeans are my new normal. And that’s okay. It’s okay if your body fluctuates and changes. It’s okay if you don’t fit […]
If you know me personally or have followed me for awhile, you likely know that my oldest daughter Lucy LOVES bunnies! We have accumulated QUITE the collection of all things bunny, from chairs and pillows to toys and stuffed animals to clothes and shoes. And more! I thought it would be fun to share some bunny-inspired Easter gift ideas for your little ones! I sort of feel like a bunny gift ideas expert at this point because our home is filled with cute tiny bunny things, thanks to loving family and friends. I had so much fun putting together these bunny-inspired gift ideas — a […]
WINNIE CLAIRE IS ONE! I wanted to share a few photos from her birthday party (just us four + my sister who was visiting). It was a really special day celebrating! I’ve shared a lot of times how I was sort of anxious/dreading her birthday because well, her first year of life was not what I wanted or expected. And, her first birthday made me sad to think about because I knew that a big party like we had for Lucy’s first birthday wasn’t going to happen during a pandemic. One thing I’ve noticed is that often these worries and sadness and just feelings of […]
I’m planning a first birthday party for my daughter and the only party attendees live in our house. I’m watching my daughter, whose blue eyes sparkle and personality changes every day, grow right in front of me, yet most people only see her through a screen. I’m rocking my daughter to sleep in the middle of the night because she is teething and it feels like just yesterday we rocked her for every single nap. And now she sleeps on her own, all by herself, except times like now where she just needs mama. I’m grieving what I wanted, expected, planned, assumed, hoped her first […]
Hi friends! Today, I wanted to share a review / comparison of two hands-free, wireless breast pump options, Willow and Elvie. I’ve used both brands during my breastfeeding/pumping journey so think I have a fairly unique perspective trying both! I used the Willow in 2018 when Lucy was a baby; at the time is was their only version but since they have a V2 and V3 now with even more features! I used the Elvie more recently in 2020 when Winnie was younger. Candidly, I never pumped all that regularly and HATED pumping. More than anything, I hated being stuck in a chair next to […]
she hasn’t been inside a restaurant, to the art museum, to an appointment with two parents, or to the beach she hasn’t been on an airplane, to the library, to a party, or to her grandparents house she hasn’t met most of our friends, many of our family everyone instead saw her grow and change through a phone screen. she’ll never know what she missed what she didn’t have what could have been she’ll only know she was a bright spot, a reminder of hope, goodness, joy in the middle of a strange and hard year.