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Books For Dads

Is it just me, or does it feel like it should still be last summer?? I can’t believe Father’s Day is in a couple of days. In case you got caught and you’re still not quite prepared to shower the men in your life with gifts on Sunday, here are some great last minute ideas. Because you just can’t go wrong with dad books. When I …

Friday Favorites: Father’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Friday! Father’s Day is so close, I can almost smell the new spicy colognes and leather wallets. Today, I’m bringing you my Father’s Day Gift Guide. Because I needed another excuse to do some online shopping. Sometimes the guys get overlooked. We get flowers and diamonds and chocolate. And since guys generally don’t love getting flowers, here are my top picks for the Mister this …

#BehindTheFeed

Remember when I told you I would keep it real? Ok. So, I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that over here on the blog. I talk about the messiness of mama life and the challenges of trying to do it all. And don’t forget about that whole postpartum anxiety thing. (If you missed it, check it out here.)  But over on Instagram, it’s another story. …

Friday Favorites: Spoil Yourself (Because You Deserve It)

Happy Friday! Now let’s talk about how we can spoil ourselves… I know, Mother’s Day is over. And as moms, we look forward to that day because it’s all about us (I mean because we can ponder the wonder that is Motherhood). But, how about we do small things throughout the year to spoil ourselves, rather than waiting for holidays? And no, I don’t mean …

Why I Didn’t Want To Take My Husband’s Last Name

My 3 year wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks. I’ve been married to my husband for 3 years. And I’ve had his last name for less than 2. There were a lot of surprises about marriage. (And I’m not talking about “Oh, he doesn’t put the toilet seat down.” Ha. Child’s play.) Perhaps the biggest surprise about marriage, was how much I DID …

Bloopers No. 5

If you’ve been following along for a while (thank you!), you know I love my bloopers. Life is just so much easier and more fun when I don’t take myself too seriously. If you’re a new follower (thank you!), you will learn that I love my bloopers 🙂 I try to post them every couple of months. You can check out my very first Bloopers …

5 Ways Blogging Is Like Motherhood (without the poop)

Next month, this blog will be a year old. And in just a couple of months, my baby girl will be 2 years old. (How is that even possible?) Since I’ve been blogging while also doing this whole motherhood gig at the same time, I’ve drawn some parallels. Here are the top 5 ways Blogging is like Motherhood: 1. IT’S OVERWHELMING AT FIRST. Much like …

Internet Trolls: My Annoying Co-Workers

“You need a boob job.” Blanketed by the security of anonymity, Internet Trolls relish in polluting Blog comment feeds, Instagram photos, and Facbook statues with their nasty, spiteful comments. They are yesterday’s news and definitely nothing new. Or so I thought. Until they happened to me. I’ve been blessed by an extremely supportive group of friends and family, and have been humbled to witness that support extend to …

I Get By With A Little Help From My Mama Tribe

Ahh, the Mama Tribe (otherwise known as my Mama Lifeline). I met the first members of my Mama Tribe when my baby girl was 8 weeks old. We had all signed up for a New Mother’s group at a local breastfeeding store. I was terrified that first day, and it turns out they were, too. We quickly got acquainted and spent the next 2 months sharing the …

Relentlessly Real – Postpartum Anxiety

Can we get something straight? I don’t have my shit together. Let’s just start there. Since I launched this blog in May of last year, I’ve gotten emails from other mamas praising me for “doing it all.” Some even say they are inspired by me, and hope they can someday have their shit together, too. I always try humbly to take the compliment, while promising that, although it can …