Mama Category Archives

Mama Life: Baby Girl 3 Month Update

As I started writing this update, I realized it is just as much an update about motherhood and my journey through the 4th trimester as it is about my sweet baby girl. 

The past 3 months have flown by. How is it that we’re half way to six months? A quarter of our way through her first year? Done with the 4th trimester? 

These first months crawled by with Harper. I counted down to milestones and freedom, which made them

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas + A $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Hi, friends! 

Yes, you read that right! I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers, and we’re giving away a $500 Amazon gift card! Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter…

OK, we all know how much you love your mama, but sometimes it can be tough to find a gift that is just right. Enter: my mad online shopping skills…. 😉

Most of these gifts are under $50 (how amazing are these at $38?! And

Why Is The 4th Trimester So Hard? 5 Things…

I’ve been thinking a lot about that tricky 4th trimester. Partly because I’m smack dab in the middle of it (actually 2/3rd’s of the way through, but who’s counting), but also because a family friend is due to have her first baby in a couple of months.  

I’m going to her baby shower in May, and while I want to pour my heart out and let her in on these motherhood secrets, instead I will just bring a present, smile,

Mama Life: Sleep Must Haves For The First 3 Months (And Beyond)

Oh, sweet sleep.

I was explaining to my husband the other day that pretty much 94.8% of the things I do each and every day are focused on SLEEP. Whether it’s getting my toddler to take a nap or making sure nighttime goes as smoothly as possible with the baby, right now my life’s work is making sure we all get enough sleep. 

My babies haven’t been naturally awesome sleepers. You know those people who are like: “My baby slept

Postpartum Style: 5 Key Pieces

Hi, friends! Let’s talk postpartum style. It’s tough, right? I’m in between my entire closet fitting me and most of my maternity clothes being too big (and really never wanting to see them again, anyway). 

Well, I’ve had 6 weeks to experiment with what works and what doesn’t, what makes me feel like ME again and what makes me feel like I want to hide until these extra pounds are gone. 

So today I’m sharing my 5 key pieces that