Motherhood

"Breastfeeding is hard!" That's what I heard over and over again before I gave birth. I knew this, and I believed it, but I figured that after a steep learning curve, I would get the hang of it and it would happen as naturally as it was designed it...
As any mom knows, free time is hard to come by. From unpredictable nap schedules to potty training, there is hardly a moment to spare for moms of little ones. But this is a time in our lives when we need support and community more than ever. Adult interaction...
Does anyone else have a podcast obsession? Podcasts have gotten increasingly popular over the last few years due to the increased use of smartphones and the variety of podcasts available. Almost all of them are FREE, and they cover a vast range of topics and genres, from politics to...
This post may contain affiliate links.  Mother's Day is such a well-deserved holiday for the hardworking moms who take care of their families every single day. Even if you are a mom, you still have a mom or grandma or mother figure who deserves to be recognized. But moms are...
I'm so excited to share with you a free planner that I have designed, with working moms in mind. There are lots of resources for stay-at-home moms and moms in general, but I found very little geared specifically towards working moms. There's a lot of us out there, and we...
Guest post by Brynn Burger of The Mama On The Rocks Let’s be real, we all make mistakes. I don’t care if your last child birthday party would have qualified you for Mom of the Year at the Pinterest Party-Throwing Awards. You have done something in your career of mothering that made you...

My Birth Story

Expectations My due date was June 16, 2017. In the weeks leading up to my due date, I had decided against having cervical checks at my weekly appointments because I had read that they could be painful and was not a reliable indicator of when birth may occur. Some women...
The original prognosis was that Elijah would have to wear a Doc band for 3-4 months, taking into consideration his age and severity of the plagiocephaly. However, it turns out that Eli is a professional at growing his head, and he was able to wear it for less than...
Guest post by Brynn Burger of The Mama On The Rocks Momming is messy and hard no matter who your kids are. Even the most well-behaved and polite child will throw a tantrum eventually. When you parent what I call “extreme children,” parenting goes from hard to nearly impossible. Even on...

Helmet Head

Back is Best The Safe to Sleep campaign (formerly known as Back to Sleep) was launched in 1994 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommended that parents put their babies to sleep on their backs in order to reduce the occurrence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). This recommendation...
Wife, mother, and career-driven woman. Navigating the crazy adventure that life is taking us on.