In Mia's Story and Inklings on a New Life I promised I would put together a list of birth resources before I give birth. At this point I have read over twenty books throughout my pregnancy, listened to hundreds of podcasts, and spent countless hours getting sucked down a rabbit hole of research on Google images. … Continue reading Birth Resources
Our new baby girl was born early this morning! We are so deeply in love with her. No she does not have a name yet. I am so happy that we had a free birth; that we were at home just me and my husband and our new little one. Everything that happened and the … Continue reading How To DIY Birth: baby girl birth story 2/12/19
A few months ago I stumbled upon a fellow blogger Mallory's blog post about her Family Command Center. I had never heard of such a magical thing before, and was immediately sucked down the rabbit hole Pinteresting the crap out of "family command center." In fact you can check out some of the pins I … Continue reading Our Family Command Center
My husband José and I are expecting our third baby around the end of February. As I have just about 4 or 5 weeks left, I thought now would be a good time to reflect and share how things have been going, and some interesting inklings we've had about who our new child is going … Continue reading Inklings on a New Life
It feels like it's been forever since I wrote a blog post! Post-holidays are a busy time of year for my husband José and I, as we celebrate our daughter's birthday and our anniversary back-to-back. It's been eight years since then but to me it feels like it's been a lifetime. Well, it has been … Continue reading Mia’s Story
In this first Monday of 2019, I look back on the past year and think about all that has transpired. At the beginning of 2018 my intention was to make it the year of a self-worth crusade. Ironically I learned this lesson by allowing myself to be used, manipulated, controlled, devalued, and discarded by a … Continue reading 7 Things I Learned About Healthy Boundaries in 2018
When I was a little girl, probably about 9 or 10, I remember one Christmas when we were downstate visiting my cousins. My mom and aunt took us to a special event where Santa was going to be arriving in a helicopter. It was very exciting, and very noisy! Once he landed, we all got … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
Like many wives/mommies in charge of Christmas, as I wrote in my monthly column Millennial Musings over at Align Body and Soul, I've been keeping the cookie jar stocked with fresh-baked, home-made Christmas cookies. 'Tis the season. I've been using Earth Balance from our standard 45 oz container (my family can't seem to live with … Continue reading The Wrong Kind of Butter
My husband likes to tell me that his favorite thing about me is that I am kind. I always felt like this was nothing, like being kind was just normal, not anything special. Sometimes, people think of kindness as a weakness. A lot of kind people say they’ve had their kindness taken advantage of or … Continue reading Kindness is Power
Oceans What was and what is Vision and fulfillment Oceans between us Oceans withheld Untold unspoken unsaid Yet Felt Oceans...