5 years ago when 19-year-old-me decided that I had to get Oils into our home, I weighed my options. I looked at all the kits available, I looked at retail vs. wholesale, & I compared prices. (This was months after I went from being very skeptical that oils worked even in the slightest, to a… Continue reading The best way to get started
A day in the life with Kyzer, nearly two years old
"Lifestyle photography is a kind of photography which mainly aims to capture portrait/people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday. The primary goal is to tell stories about people's life or to inspire people in different times." -Author Unknown The first lifestyle session I caught a… Continue reading A day in the life with Kyzer, nearly two years old
BFing moms.. Why is no one talking about this?
When Kyzer was newborn, the support I received from my local LLL, my personal BFing peer-counselor, & friends/family was vital to the existence of my breastfeeding journey. Life was hard for my boobs in the beginning. Literally and figuratively. Mastitis, Thrush (that lasted longer than any other case ever heard of according every dr I… Continue reading BFing moms.. Why is no one talking about this?
How I nearly drove myself insane in the first year of my baby’s life
I've always been a caring person. I've always been anxious. If you're at my house and you leave, you can put money on me telling you to be safe/careful/put your seatbelt on. Ask my best friends- I've always been the "mom" of the group. The one that makes sure everyone is fed and pays… Continue reading How I nearly drove myself insane in the first year of my baby’s life
What I love about cleaning my house
I'm a stay at home mom with a 1 & 1/2 year old. I basically clean ALL. DAY. EVERY. DAY. The highchair, the counters, oh my goodness don't get me started on the floors.. It's never ending. ..........just so we have a clear understanding with what I'm dealing with on a daily basis 😉 When… Continue reading What I love about cleaning my house
When will be the last time?
Last night when I was finally drifting off to sleep (around 3:15am) I heard my 16 month old making baby talk, tossing and turning. He wasn't fully awake, and the last 3 weeks have proven that he is fully capable of going back to sleep on his own. I didn't *need* to go into his… Continue reading When will be the last time?
Mission I’M-POSSIBLE: Night weaning & crib training
BACK STORY: Let me start by saying my kiddo has slept in our bed from the time he was a month old, and he LOVES nursing. Like most exclusively breast-fed babies, he adores the booby an he has nursed AT LEAST 3 times a night (like clock work) every night up until about a week… Continue reading Mission I’M-POSSIBLE: Night weaning & crib training
Why I don’t make new year resolutions and what I do instead
I am not a fan of "new year resolutions". You know why? Because it's so common for people to make a resolution, stick with it for a couple weeks, then abandon the cause. It's like come the end of January or the beginning of February it's not necessarily "New Years" anymore and people lose sight… Continue reading Why I don’t make new year resolutions and what I do instead
You can’t pour from an empty cup
Recently I read a quote that said "you can't pour from an empty cup" and it really got me thinking. Originally today while I was thinking of writing this post, my intentional audience was fellow stay at home moms, but really this can apply to anyone. It's a simple concept, if there's nothing in the… Continue reading You can’t pour from an empty cup
Things I wish I would’ve known before I started breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is down right incredible. I mean, you're giving your child the best nutrition possible-and you're MAKING the milk within your breasts! As if creating life within your womb and nourishing them for 9(ish) months wasn't astonishing enough, if you decide to breastfeed you're continuing to be their sole source of nutrition for the first year… Continue reading Things I wish I would’ve known before I started breastfeeding