The Reality of Sleep Training

It’s been 3 hours since I put Myla down in her crib, and Scottie and I have both gone to console her at least 6 times. We are in the process of sleep training an almost 10 month old, and let me tell you, this shit is not easy. Recently, we made the decision to…

Body After Baby

When I gave birth to Myla, I weighed 192 pounds. I had gained 55 pounds during my pregnancy, and I felt like a freakin’ whale. I’m not even gonna act clueless and be like “where did this weight come from?” I basically summoned it upon myself. Side note: I cannot eat like Scottie does. I…

Wanted: Mom Friends

When we decided to move to Indiana, I knew it would be difficult leaving my friends and family behind. But what I didn’t predict, was how hard it would be to make new friends, especially now that I am a mom. Making new friends in college was so easy for me. I’m not saying I’m…

Non-toxic Living

Have you ever actually read the ingredients in your personal care products? What about your cleaning supplies? Probably not, because let’s be honest, we don’t know what any of those ingredients are, or how to even pronounce them for that matter. We all use them though, because they are sold in stores, so obviously they…

Postpartum Anxiety

We all struggle. Simple as that. Whether it’s with anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationships, or even financially, we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. I’m currently at that point. In my teens, I used to struggle hard with depression and anxiety. And I know I am not alone when I say that. With…

Sleepless Nights

Remember those nights you fell asleep as soon as your head hit the pillow? Or the mornings you woke up feeling refreshed and revived after 8 hours of uninterrupted slumber? Yeah, me neither. Actually, that’s a lie. I used to be a fantastic sleeper. I would sometimes wake up in the same position I fell…

Working Through Changes

Wow, I truly missed writing. I kept telling myself “today will be the day I write again,” but the days just kept coming and going. Out of all the days and opportunities I’ve had to open my laptop and type, I chose today. Myla and I just returned home from Florida, a much needed vacation…

A Sad Mommy

I know I focus mainly on the positives in my life. I write about things that make me happy, because I enjoy it. I love to write about being a mother, my experiences, and what I have learned. But I want to keep my blog as real as I can, and that means talking about…

3 Years

February 21st is one of my favorite days of the year: our anniversary. I don’t know how three years have already gone by. We blinked, and now we have a four month old. So crazy. Scottie, I don’t think you realize the impact you have made on my life. I needed your help to discover…

The Honeymoon Phase

You know when you first meet someone, there’s so much excitement and thrill. You feel like you are on a cloud, floating in nothing but bliss. Your emotions are heightened, and nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, can damper your mood because you are just so freaking happy? This is how I feel when I…