Category: Motherhood

How to Survive the First Year with Two Kids

How to Survive the First Year with Two Kids

In just a couple days I’ll officially have survived the first year of having two kids. Can someone please just throw me a party?! This is honestly something to celebrate because – let me tell you – going from one to two kids is rough business. Everyone says it is the toughest transition, but I made it! We’re all alive and well, and I want to share with you some things I found to be particularly helpful during this transition to two kids. I’ll be sharing things I did, as well as some products/items that made this transition a bit […]

Mama Bear Syndrome: 3 Coping Strategies to Dealing with Your Anger

Mama Bear Syndrome: 3 Coping Strategies to Dealing with Your Anger

The term “mama bear” has been used for a realllyyy long time to refer to moms. Urban Dictionary defines it as a cuddly, lovable mom with a ferocious side. Before I became a mom, I didn’t understand the raw, very real emotions behind the term. Now I understand that “mama bear” really refers to the white-hot anger moms can feel at the slightest threat to their children. Don’t get me wrong – this response can be very helpful, but I sometimes think that moms can take it too far. We need to remember that our mama bear response is not […]

3 Real World Consequence of Erasing Our Insecurities

3 Real World Consequence of Erasing Our Insecurities

It has become more and more acceptable to have cosmetic procedures done, both big and small. I’m not upset by this because people should be able to modify and alter their bodies as they see fit. It’s their body and how they change it doesn’t harm anyone. However, with social media, I think we are seeing some real world consequences to erasing our insecurities. Let’s discuss the benefit of accepting your insecurities, how this beast is being fed, how it affects younger girls, and we’ll end on a positive note with an encouraging message. Learning to accept vs. erasing It […]

Why Moms Can't Control Their Kids

Why Moms Can't Control Their Kids

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for a long time, but didn’t have the words to organize my thoughts around this topic. Ya know when you feel so passionately about something that it all just kind of swirls around in our head in a malestrom? Yeah, that’s this topic for me. And I’m so passionate about it because this topic, controlling your kids, is ruining motherhood. And there’s so many layers to all of this, so let’s jump right into it. First we’re going to address the two big lies society has told us about moms. Then I […]

Best Gifts for Moms: 5 Things to Make Her Life Easier

Best Gifts for Moms: 5 Things to Make Her Life Easier

Let’s just keep it real here – being a mom is a really tough gig. Like, really tough. And if there’s anything to make it easier or more convenient… I want it. Over my 4 years of being a mom, I’ve discovered a couple products that make my life easier. And I just thought I would share them with all you lovely moms out there. So whether you’re a mom yourself looking to make your life easier or you’re looking for the best best gifts for moms, here are some practical items moms will get use out of everyday. 5 […]

Sleep Training for Baby: Debunking the Myths + Baby Sleep Training Tips

Sleep Training for Baby: Debunking the Myths + Baby Sleep Training Tips

Ahhhh, sleep training – such a hot button topic amongst moms. There seems to be a great divide between mothers when it comes to sleep training for baby or not. This post is for those tired mamas who desperately need some sleep but are terrified that sleep training will jack their kid up. If you’ve brought up sleep training in any mom groups, either on Facebook or in real life, you’ve likely heard some pretty scary claims. I wanna take a second to debunk those sleep training myths for you. To wrap up it all up in a pretty bow […]

Holiday Stress Tips for Moms

Holiday Stress Tips for Moms

It goes without saying that the holidays can be extra stressful for moms. Chaotic schedules, messed up routines for kids, missed naps, financial stress, the pressure to find, purchase, and wrap gifts for everyone, hosting and all the cleaning that goes along with that, decorating, coordinating events with family. Literally, the list of holiday stresses can go on and on. And I personally think it’s so sad that such a magical time for our families results in such stress for the moms. All that behind the scenes work can really get to us! I want to help you have a […]

Surviving Motherhood as an Introvert

Surviving Motherhood as an Introvert

So I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest obstacles I’ve faced as a mom is the fact that I’m an introvert. My alone time is very important and necessary, and moms don’t get a lot of alone time. It’s just not part of the gig! But not enough alone time leaves me feeling depleted and short-tempered. If you’re also an introvert, then I assume the same happens to you. I wanna share a couple tips on surviving motherhood as an introvert. Surviving motherhood as an introvert Tip #1 Let go of the blame. Do not, under any […]

Basic Photography Tips for Dads

Basic Photography Tips for Dads

All right moms, let’s just get it out there – a professional photographer I am not. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably already come to this conclusion, but I just thought I would throw this post together for moms to share. Why? Because picture taking is generally an invisible work of motherhood. Moms are always concerned with taking photos to capture memories, which then means moms are never in any photos. And as a mom, that just makes me so sad – that my children will look back and have tons of cute photos with their dad […]

Devotions for Moms Made Easy

Devotions for Moms Made Easy

At this season in my life, one of the things I’m most hungry for is community. Being a mom to small children can be very isolating. It’s hard taking two kids along anywhere. And even if you do manage to have a playdate with a friend, you’re usually too busy wrangling your kids or you can’t discuss anything because little ears are always listening. And if you listen to moms and families, raising kids is harder than previous generations for various reasons. Moms are feeling more burnt out and overwhelmed than ever before. We crave solidarity, community, and just plain, […]