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The other day I happened upon my very first website I started 5 years ago, in April 2015. I found a blog post I had written, long before I was a mother or even married. I reread it with fresh eyes from a mother’s perspective and it brought me to tears. So I wanted to […]


April 27, 2020

A Letter to My Daughter

baby girl and her mother cuddling

Where my mamas at?! I’m about to REAL and RAW about breastfeeding and motherhood in this blog post. Buckle up and get ready… you’re in for a real treat.


February 19, 2020

Getting Raw: My Breastfeeding Journey

My ideal home birth turned into into a hospital birth, which became a c-section. After three days of labor, I was so thankful to finally meet our sweet baby!


December 12, 2019

Eloise’s Birth Story: Part 2

newborn baby girl with pink hat and swaddle

Everyone thinks pregnancy is nine months (and it is!), but it’s the WHOLE nine months, and 40 weeks is actually the START of month 10! Baby Roman decided to ignore the nine/ten month suggestion and stick to her own timeline. My pregnancy was super easy and low-key, so OF COURSE, birth would be quite the opposite…


December 10, 2019

Eloise’s Birth Story: Part 1

pregnant woman in water

When Andrew and I planned our New Zealand road trip, we had several bucket list destinations, including Crystal Cathedral, Pancake Rocks, and Queenstown, but what’s a trip to New Zealand without spontaneous adventures? We made room for a little bit of both, and here I’ve complied a list of our favorite adventures on both North and South Island. Every sight was breathtaking and awe-inspiring, and we are soooo ready to head back!!

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April 1, 2019

Our Campervan Trip Through New Zealand: PART TWO

Andrew and I spent ten days exploring both the North and South Islands of New Zealand in the fall, and it was hands-down the most magical ten days EVER!!! We rented a campervan and traveled to national parks, glaciers, hot springs, and just anywhere that was beautiful (which was everywhere!). Campervan life was totally new to us, so I thought I’d share the basics of what campervan life is all about!

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March 29, 2019

Our Campervan Trip Through New Zealand: PART ONE

You know what they say about the best laid plans….

Andrew and I had planned to keep the gender of our sweet little baby a surprise, but life had other plans! High school biology class proved helpful yet again in a rather unexpected way. Read on for all the details and to find out officially whether or not Baby Roman is a girl or a boy!!


February 25, 2019

Gender Reveal: Baby Roman is a…. !!!!

You’ve seen those perfect pregnancy reveals on social media. You know- where the wife has this elaborate or intimate way to share the big news with her spouse, family, friends, etc. Well, that wasn’t us!! Our pregnancy reveal is silly, surprising, and simple- which fits my and Andrew’s personalities! Some of you may have seen parts of the story on my Insta, but read below for all the hilarious details!


February 22, 2019

How We Found Out We Were Pregnant…