Mama Category Archives

Hospital Bag Essentials: The Second Time Around

It’s time. I can’t quite believe it. It’s time to start thinking about what to pack in my hospital bag. I woke up in a panic the other night because I haven’t done ANY of this stuff yet. And, if this babe comes early, well, I’d better get movin’.  When I headed to the hospital to have Harper, it was all a blur. My water had …

Bump: 33 Week Pregnancy Update

I could make this pregnancy update very short and to the point: I FEEL HUGE. THE END. You guys. Second pregnancies are no joke. Whoa. This belly is giant and my booty is competing for attention. I’m trying to keep it all in perspective. My baby girl is healthy and I only have just over a month to go. But geez…the extra weight gain this time …

2017

I’ve been thinking a lot about resolutions. Am I going to make one this year?  I don’t know. I guess if I had to, it would be to TRY.  The new year is staring down at me and I know that on the other side, my life is going to be turned upside down for a while. A new baby is coming in just over a …

Thankful at 27 Weeks

With each passing year, Thanksgiving means more to me than delicious food and pretty tablescapes. This year is the sweetest one yet. With my happy, growing family and my little bump at 27 weeks, I feel a deep gratitude I’m not sure I’ve ever felt. My gratitude extends to you, my blogging family. So to you, I want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for …

Mama + Mini Style With BOGS

Is it really November?! WHAT?! Time needs to slow down just a little bit. (I’m working on holiday gift guides and the first one is coming atcha on Wednesday. WOOHOO!) It’s safe to say Harper doesn’t have a future in child modeling (thank God). She does NOT like posing for the camera (even when I try to bribe her!). Yesterday she was in the mood to run and play …

Pregnancy + A Pumpkin Patch

A private little pumpkin patch at golden hour with my growing family. You guys. We had SO much fun – we drank hot apple cider, went on a hay ride, picked out a little pumpkin for Harper to paint, and ate great food. It hit me yesterday just how grateful I am for this life. I know, I know. It sounds contrite, but I’m not sure I’ve ever …

A Fall Weekend Getaway

I feel refreshed! The Mister and I snuck away for a quick fall weekend getaway to The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.  My dad gifted us a stay at The American Club for our wedding, and now 3+ years later, we finally put it to use. (Talk about #momlife, right?)  I couldn’t be more thankful for the chance to get away from the grind. It’s …

Mama Style + My HAPP Diaper Bag

Another fun fall weekend is in the books! We spent our weekend playing in a hay bail maze, rocking it out at a 2 year old birthday party, baking pumpkin cupcakes, riding bikes and eating ice cream. Not too shabby. Fall is officially in the air in Chicago, and my layers and I are couldn’t be happier. A scarf is probably the fall-est accessory there is, …

Bump: 20 Week Pregnancy Update

It’s high time for a pregnancy update! I always love reading other blogger’s updates, so I thought I’d share mine with you. The good, the surprising, the uncomfortable… It’s hard to believe I’m already halfway through this pregnancy. It really is true what they say – it goes much quicker the second time around. And. everything happens so much sooner!  Like the size of this …

Mama Life Lately…

Sometimes I post about my style, my favorite recipes and my thoughts. But sometimes I just want to show what’s been going on in life lately. And generally, Harper is what’s going on in my life lately. She keeps mama life interesting and busy and fun, that’s for sure. I know I’m going to forget these moments. I want to cement them in time. So …