As Isla gets older, we're having so much fun building our own memories and traditions together, and she especially loves cooking (also read: eating all the ingredients as we go). I'm really excited to introduce the first in our new cooking series: In The Kitchen With Mama.Read More
𝐈'𝐦 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐠𝐞.
It seems counterintuitive. As the fine lines of laughter slowly find their permanent homes around my eyes, as the evidence of the life I carried settles into a different skin than I once knew...I suddenly find it easier to see myself.Read More
939 days, 134 weeks, 31 months, 2.5 years. Its been a long road, and its one that was not easy and took a lot of work, education, and commitment. I've been waiting to post this...but it has been a little over a month since Isla last asked to nurse, and I think she is officially done.
We did it, our goal for her to peacefully wean on her own, in her own time, finally met.
What better time to reflect on our journey than World Breastfeeding Week?Read More
Father. Its a word that carries a lot of emotions in our world. Its a word that can represent love and security for some, and its a word that also represents heartache for others. Father's day is a day that means something different to everyone.Read More
And just like that - my baby's first year of school is over.
Tomorrow is last day of the school year for Isla, and boy, does it have this mama feeling some kind of sentimental and reflective tonight!
This Sunday was National Cancer Survivors Day. That sentence alone holds a lot of emotion. I'm grateful to have so many cancer survivors among my friends and family, people I love dearly and am so lucky to have more time with. Yet, every year, my mind still drifts back to Sam - so strong, so brave, the definition of a "survivor " Taken too soon in spite of it all.Read More
Peachy light trimming the clouds against the blue sky, the smell of popcorn in the air, children laughing, the crack of a baseball hitting the bat, a tiny voice in my ear: Mama, I want to go on the carousel.Read More
We laughed, genuinely, the whole time.
Earlier this week, we had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Courtney Null, the talent behind Folk + Reverie, for a beautiful sunset engagement photo session. It was a beautiful, clear skied, May evening, and we found our way to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia - surrounded by mountains, rolling fields, and lush green trees. It was a picture perfect setting and we couldn’t have asked for a better day.Read More
I'm not going to lie: I struggled with sharing this most recent picture.
It might seem silly to some, it might seem vain, and it may not even be noticeable to anyone else, but it doesn’t make it any less “real.” The ongoing commitment to overcoming dysmorphic views of our bodies and the dangerous paths it can take us down if left unaddressed is beyond important to talk about: we are not alone, and it can get better.Read More