• Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    Prenatal Vitamins & Supplements You Need For a Healthy Pregnancy

    When I got pregnant with my first baby, all the horror stories started to roll in. Other moms were saying things like “my labor was 50 hours long” or “I was so uncomfortable, wait until your belly gets huge.” I do not want to ever be that mom! I want to encourage you that you can have a happy, comfortable (for the most part) pregnancy & delivery, and I’m going to share the midwife-recommended pregnancy supplements that have helped me get through it all. I’m going to share each of the supplements that my midwives have recommended over all three of my pregnancies & things I’ve picked up along the…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    Scientific Benefits to Outdoor Time for Kids

    WHY PLAYING OUTSIDE IS CRUCIAL FOR YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT In 2005, author Richard Louv coined the term “nature-deficit disorder.” This isn’t a technical medical term but it basically refers to the distance between children and their outdoors. Kids are spending less time playing outside, in nature, and in unstructured play where their imaginations can develop and creativity can grow. While this isn’t a technical term, it actually is super important and can affect your child in a medical sense. With little time spent outside in nature, childhood depression, adhd and childhood obesity are running rampant in the next generation. Believe it or not, Vitamin D that you get directly from…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    How to Make the Best Avocado Toast

    As many of you know, this year, we have decided to try to eat less meat. I have almost gone completely vegetarian and leaning toward vegan. BUT that doesn’t mean your food needs to be bland or only eat salads. Honestly, when I first considered becoming a vegetarian, we felt like we couldn’t eat anything and we really struggled. Fast forward and we’ve done so much more research, got more ideas and more meals than you could have imagined. We have been eating all the variations of avocado toast and I’ve been getting creative! I feel like I’ve come up with the perfect combo that always leaves you feeling full…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    My Morning Routine: Solé Water for Health & Wellness

    A little back story for you: after I had Grayson, I had some intense postpartum anxiety. Also because I was a tired mom, I went back to drinking coffee each morning. I started to notice that it made my anxiety so much worse after having that daily cup of joe. So I had to make a change! I still needed that extra little boost of energy because HELLO MOM LIFE and my sole water in the morning gives me that! Sole water is a drink made from filtered water and pink Himalayan sea salt with tons of benefits! It is known to aid in sleep, digestion and energy levels. Our…

  • Motherhood

    How to Organize Clothes for a Picky Toddler

    We have officially entered the 3 going on 13 stage of toddler-hood and this little girl absolutely loves clothes! She loves shopping for them, picking them out, making outfits, changing outfits, re-changing outfits, and of course dressing like a princess. What she really wants is real make up and nail polish, but I said no on those, so we compromised on always letting her pick out her own clothes. This only became a problem when she started coming down the stairs in absolutely insane outfits that she knew didn’t match, but she wasn’t sure why they didn’t go together. So we made a plan! And it has really been working…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    I’m sharing some of my favorite gifts for mom that I’ve compiled, ranging from $20-80. You could always send flowers, but how about something that won’t wilt and die this year? Ok that sounded morbid and I guarantee she’d love flowers, but why not change it up!

  • Home Decor,  Motherhood

    Baby Boy Boho Nursery Inspiration – Grayson’s Safari Bedroom

    Grayson’s nursery is one of my favorite rooms in the whole house, so I’m surprised that it took me this long to write about it! It’s so peaceful and calming. I looked at lots of baby boy nursery inspiration and ideas. When I didn’t find anything I really loved, I knew I had to create a boho safari boys nursery so I could inspire others! I love the green accent wall and the black and white boho vibes, all the plants (even if they are fake haha), everything about it screams boho safari to me. I knew I wanted to do something with a kind of adventure boho vibe, so…

  • Motherhood

    Travel Tips with Kids

    Picture this. You roll up to the airport after the most bonkers morning packing everything into the car, and you’re THOSE people unloading their entire life’s belongings onto the luggage cart. One kid crying, one running around like a maniac, husband looks like a pack mule. And here we are. Traveling with kids. Let’s NOT let this be you when you travel with your littles.

  • Motherhood

    You May Be A Breastfeeding Mom If…

    Sometimes finding the humor in things is the only way you’ll make it through. Honestly, when we had our first baby, we thought things would always be that way. She would always be crying, she would always sleep poorly, etc. This time around, it’s actually been easier because we know things won’t always be this way. We know how fun babies and kids are. And we know that he won’t always sleep poorly, I won’t always have to nurse him in the middle of the night, all the things. But for now, we are tired and we are finding the humor to get us through. I hope you enjoy! YOU…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    Grayson’s Birth Story – A Natural Unmedicated Birth

    This is a long one guys, but that’s because I want to remember every single detail and there will come a day when I don’t remember it as vividly as I do now.   Let’s start this natural unmedicated birth story of mine with a little back story. Evie Marie, our two year old, came exactly a week early. Because she was my first baby, I was fully expecting her to be late. Well, SURPRISE, she came early! What a great surprise!   Flash forward two and a half years. October 26, 2018. As an expectant mother with a bigger belly and a bigger baby than last time, I obviously…