Toddler Update 1

Toddler Update 1

Jacob will forever be my baby. I was not prepared for the quick transition of a first birthday making him a toddler. I guess it makes sense though because the second he turned one toddlerhood came in hot. It is equally heartwarming and exhausting.   There 

Mancave Makeover

Mancave Makeover

Hey there! If you clicked on this post today, thanks! You are probably looking for a distraction from election anxiety. I’ve been trying my best to stay focused on happy things this week. But to be honest, my heart is heavy. No matter who “wins” 

Jacob’s 1st Birthday Party

Jacob’s 1st Birthday Party

The first birthday is such a special milestone… one I never really understood until we experienced it. The transformation from newborn to 12 months is incredible… for both babies and their parents. I was emotional for an entire week and am still devastated that my 

Sick Baby & COVID Times

Sick Baby & COVID Times

Well, we made it a whole year. We knew our little one would get sick at some point and I guess we are lucky that we made it this far. But a baby with a fever & vomiting isn’t fun… especially in the middle of 

Jacob is One!

Jacob is One!

Happy first birthday to my wild, messy, strong-willed, hilarious, affectionate and perfect baby boy! It has been a year full of learning, laughing and loving harder than I ever knew was possible. I hope you always feel as wrapped up in love as you have 

Top Baby Items for the 1st Year

Top Baby Items for the 1st Year

The number of baby items out there is so overwhelming! I remember when Joey and I made a trip across town to BuyBuy Baby to check out strollers and car seats… looking at everything in that store stressed us out! We didn’t know what we 

Thoughts on Being a SAHM

Thoughts on Being a SAHM

I will 100% admit that before having Jacob I had visions of being a stay at home mom mostly looking like late morning Pilates classes, homemade baking and a sparkling clean house. For me, it has been more like scrambling trying to get everything in 

The Best & Worst Things I Did During Maternity Leave

The Best & Worst Things I Did During Maternity Leave

Before having Jacob, I remember thinking that a 12 week maternity leave sounded like an extravagant vacation. 12 weeks away from work- who even does that?! LOL. Moms, you can go ahead and slap me through your device. I quickly found out the reality that 

Sleeping Through the Night

Sleeping Through the Night

Your experiences in life shape your choices as a parent. I had one in the hospital when Jacob was one day old that really broke me when it comes to sleep. I was happily nursing Jacob when the lactation consultants came in for their visit. 

Why I Quit

Why I Quit

I think we can all agree 2020 is just a hot mess disaster and every day something else goes down that we never thought would happen. For example, today I can’t believe I’m writing a blog post titled “Why I Quit my Job.”  I should