In the first baby step, I got rid of our plug-ins and candles. In this second step, or phase, I’ll explain how I switched out all of our cleaning products. This wasn’t as much of a “pull and toss” like the plug-ins were, but it only took about a week. I wouldn’t really consider this…… Continue reading Baby Step 2
So… as I was saying. You know those air-freshener plug in’s that we all have used at some point or another, right? Some come from grocery stores, some from fancier stores with fancier smells. It doesn’t matter, though – because they’re all bad for our air. Those ‘plug-ins’ that use the pre-made vial of smelly…… Continue reading Baby Step 1
3-13-2013 If you’re easily offended or squeamish with very open language about breastfeeding…turn back now! I’m warning you, I use the word “nipple” very freely here! Tonight, for the very first time, I pumped enough breast milk to collect!!! It was definitely a small amount, around 1 ml, but a very huge milestone and proof…… Continue reading A Drop In The Bucket
Reintroducing, myself. It’s been a few years of craziness around our home. Two little feet running and jumping are the soundtrack to our daily lives and we are grateful every single day. Those same two little feet have kept me on my toes – absorbed all of my energy, attention, and my heart. I left…… Continue reading Reintroducing…
Monday was the one year anniversary of Robert William’s due date. No, he probably wouldn’t have been born -on- his due date, but it’s the only date we can use. He would have been a year old. That’s a hard dose of reality to swallow, as I lie here with my 8 week old blissfully…… Continue reading Missing you
Mother’s Day 2013 – I couldn’t ask for more. A quick back story: [I am surrounded by talented women!] If you know me, somewhat well, you know that I love quotes. I have a whole page dedicated to them on here. They helped me cope through the hard times and now they remind me, looking…… Continue reading Blessings
Finally, what a happy happy day. It’s my Christmas! Last year this weekend I was bracing myself for a nonstop pain fest of seeing every giddy mother on Facebook announce what she and her family did for Mother’s Day. Rightfully so – I would obviously not expect everyone I know to skip out on posting…… Continue reading [I’m a Mother]’s Day!!
Our story in the New York Times Jill has been documenting our story since December – with the intention to promote the piece to as many media outlets as possible in hopes of grabbing the attention of some heavy-hitting names. Well, she succeeded! The New York Times scooped up our photo-story and announced the exciting…… Continue reading It’s time – We’re in the New York Times!
Oh man. When I think about all the good stuff I have to write about, I smile. Life is so amazing right now! We are so happy and so grateful, and I’m finding my rhythm in being a new mom and balancing my old routines and new ones. Here’s what to expect in my upcoming…… Continue reading Coming Soon
One week ago tonight I was holding the most precious gift I’ve ever received for the first time. Taking in his beautiful face and tiny little features, I wish so badly I could go back and relive that amazingly beautiful and perfect day again. The whole story of his birth is coming soon, I just…… Continue reading One week old