Cole’s Birth Story

If Porter’s birth was like a long track roller coaster, Cole’s was a slingshot bungee ride. I had sporadic hours of contractions for days giving me this false start sense of labor, so honestly I wasn’t concerned when they started during Super Bowl LIV halftime show (maybe it all the buffalo chicken dip I ate)….

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Rose Quartz Roller || B5 Face Mask || Love Language Deck || Personalized Bracelet || Love is Art Kit Slim Hopsulator || Personalized Animal Cookie Cutter || Slippers for Her || Slippers for Him Personalized Men’s Wash Bag || Heart Puzzle || Activity Scratch Off

BB2: The Last Bumpdate!

We are officially full term (37+3 today) which means baby boy can some any day and be ready to survive on his own on the outside! Even though my OB is always reminding me that if things get too uncomfortable (especially given my spine issues) we can induce, I am content to let this little…

Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

You can eat this recipe just as is or use it as a base and get creative! I have added corn, black beans, bell peppers, jalapeños – really feel free to make it your own. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, baked and shredded 1 1/4 cups Monterey Jack cheese 2 cups shredded cheddar 2 4oz cans…

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

I can’t take credit for this one – this is my husband’s recipe! It’s ooey, gooey goodness. Ingredients 30 jumbo pasta shells 2 cups of shredded chicken 2 cups cooked broccoli 16 oz jar of your favorite Alfredo sauce (or you can make your own if you have the time!) 1 cup shredded cheddar 1/4…

Postpartum Self-Care Assessment

It can feel like a constant battle between taking care of our newborns and taking care of ourselves, so in addition to caring for our baby’s needs use this list as a reminder to honor your own needs. Prioritize a number of tasks you would like to do each day or rank them for yourself…

Preparing for Postpartum

We take classes on birth, classes on how to breastfeed, classes on how to give baby a bath and how change their diaper. We prepare a lot for baby’s arrival but sometimes we neglect to prepare for how to take care of ourselves during the postpartum period. Yes, life as you know it is about…

BB2 Update || 33 Weeks

It’s absolutely crazy how different pregnancies can be. Especially the second one since your anatomy has drastically changed since your first. Did you know that they classify women’s spines into two categories? The first one is grouped by women with 0-1 children and the second is 2+? That is how much change your bodies go…

Royal Icing

This is the basis for a royal icing. Getting the icing to the right consistencies (piping and flooding) for cooking decorating is much more easily explained in video format! You can find the instructions for that in a horrendously embarrassing Instagram video I made. Ingredients 2 tbsp meringue powder 1/4 cup water 4 cups powdered…

Sugar Cookies

These make the perfect cut out cookies for decorating! Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp baking powder 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour* Directions Preheat oven to 350° and line cookie sheet with parchment paper Cream butter and sugar together…