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I could just as easily have called this post "Everything Smells Like Sour Milk." Since the birth, a million amazing, crazy things have happened! For one, we named our baby girl! Her name is Alice Athena. As of today we are exactly one month and one day postpartum. Alice is doing really well. Although we … Continue reading Sweet Days with Baby (A Postpartum Account)
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 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 saved to … 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