What To Do During The Day With A Busy Toddler

Everyone warns you… ” Just wait until they’re moving and walking! Then life REALLY changes!” If you’re reading this preparing for this stage, or you’re in the thick of it now, may your coffee be strong, and your patience stronger. Solidarity, Mama. Here are some things that you can do with your toddler to stay busy during the day. Continue reading What To Do During The Day With A Busy Toddler

15 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of A Funk

When you’re lacking motivation, finding the energy to change the patterns and habits is hard. So rather than battling through it alone, I reached out to the amazing tribe on Instagram and asked for your advice, and let me tell you, it was incredible for more reasons than one. Here is a round up of different ways you can pull yourself out of a funk when you’re feeling unmotivated. Continue reading 15 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of A Funk

Working From Home: Time Blocking and Beyond

Before having R I was such a high performer. I worked multiple jobs at a time and clocked in more hours than I probably should have. But I loved it. I loved feeling accomplished at the end of my days. Around the end of my pregnancy I started to slow down due to physical limits. I couldn’t be on my feet for too long, and … Continue reading Working From Home: Time Blocking and Beyond

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At Home Date Night Ideas

About a week ago I had mentioned on Instagram how Bryn and I had started going out on regular date nights again and so many people had commented how they would love to get back into it as well, but haven’t yet. We are lucky to have family that lives really close to us who are able to help out and babysit so we can go out and have our date nights, but not everyone has that available to them, and realistically, by the end of the day, who has the energy to get dressed up and go out on a regular basis?!

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I May Be A Motherless Mother, But I Am Not Without My Mom

When I lost my mom, it did not feel like the first time. We had lost her years before she actually passed. She was cursed with a disease which withered her down to an empty vessel. It was long, frustrating, and something I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. By the time I was 18 years old she was no longer the person I once knew. Most of my late memories of her are not actually of her, they are of parts of her, tainted by illness.

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Tidying Like A Mother: Marie Kondo KonMari Style!

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past month, you have probably heard about the new Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

With the show coming out right as the new year kicked off, I quickly jumped on Netflix, notebook in hand and ready to learn, and binge watched the show quicker than I would like to admit (2 days.. whoops..). After finishing the series I was left with an insane urge to throw out our entire apartment.

So that is exactly what I did. Sort of.

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I Hated My Mom Body, and Why I’m Not Afraid To Say It

I had been sitting on my bed, naked, for almost a half an hour at this point. Tears streaming down my face uncontrollably while I stared at my clothes littered all over the floor. Nothing fit me right. There were rolls on my body in places I didn’t even know could roll. I felt ashamed and self-conscious and I resented my body for looking like this.

I hated my mom body.

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