Category: Motherhood

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, […]


The Best Baby Carrier!

The Best Baby Carrier!

You guys… Facebook and Instagram are always listening – so after complaining about back pain from baby wearing, I received an ad for the Ergonomic Hipseat baby carrier! AKA the best baby carrier! I was immediately intrigued because traditional baby carriers cause my back a lot of pain because of my rib. But this little baby is anything but traditional! To save you some reading time, here is my IGTV video discussing this carrier further! You’ll see it in action as well as hear me discuss what I love about it and how it feels to wear it! Seriously you […]


The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

A big part of my postpartum journey has been my diet. Before getting pregnant, my husband and I maintained a ketogenic diet. We got into the best shape of our lives and boom – I got pregnant. We…umm…fell off the band wagon in a major way during my pregnancy, but I always knew I wanted to get back on once I delivered. However, losing weight while nursing can be a tricky feat. Add in cutting sugars and it gets even trickier. Honestly though, keto isn’t just about weight loss for me at this point. I feel and function so much […]


3 Rules to Make Facebook Mom Groups a Better Place

3 Rules to Make Facebook Mom Groups a Better Place

Social media has become such a huge thing for moms. It allows us to connect with moms all over the world, build a new community (here’s a great article from HuffPost on the importance of community!), and learn new things. Facebook mom groups can be a great source of entertainment and encouragement, as well as an important resource for mamas. However, I’ve noticed some… problems within Facebook mom groups. They aren’t always all flowers and rainbows. Sometimes they can be down right mean and nasty. And that’s just not what I want for moms. This mom gig is tough enough […]


3 Helpful Instagram Accounts for Moms of Toddlers

3 Helpful Instagram Accounts for Moms of Toddlers

I don’t know about you, mama, but I need all the help I can get when it comes to my toddler. Girlfriend is a challenge, to say the least, and I’ve stumbled across some great resources through Instagram! Before you continue on, be sure to follow me on Instagram too! I can be found at @mascaraandgraceblog. I post lots of cute pictures of my kids, tips and tricks for makeup, as well as just good, inspirational, hearty mom stuff! And I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty funny on Instagram stories sometimes! Now let’s jump into the good stuff! […]


Essentials for Surviving the Newborn Stage

Essentials for Surviving the Newborn Stage

Newborns are super cute, but let’s face it – they’re super challenging! At least in my experience. I don’t know – maybe you have magical unicorn newborns. I most certainly do not, which means I need lots of props and items to survive this stage. Here are some of my favorites. Aside from coffee, of course. Coffee is 10,000% essential to surviving this stage. Well, all stages in parenting really. I’m basically expecting to need coffee for the rest of my life from here on out. Nipple Shields These are a must have for me! For whatever reason, I experience […]


Lincoln’s Birth Story

Lincoln’s Birth Story

That’s right, guys – I’m officially a mom of two! Lincoln Glen Foggy joined us on February 3rd, 2019 at 1:19pm. I’ve had quite a few people express interest in hearing his birth story, so here it is! Just to provide some insight – I was highly anxious about giving birth again. Clementine’s labor and delivery was difficult, to say the least, and left me with a ton of anxiety about doing it again. Clementine was a natural, vaginal birth after 30+ hours of labor. After such a prolonged labor, my uterus didn’t have the strength to contract after she […]


Simplifying Motherhood: Pt. 2 – Google Assistant

Simplifying Motherhood: Pt. 2 – Google Assistant

My husband and I really debated over what to ask for from our families this Christmas. Ya know, the older you get, the less viable gift options you have. What do we want for Christmas? Hmmm, we really want a new backyard or our student loans to be paid off or financial security or for our toddler to eat dinner well. Things that people can’t really gift you. After much deliberation, we landed on some Google home products. We did a bit more research, got even more excited, and then settled on specific items. We asked for two Google Home […]


Simplifying Motherhood: Pt 1 – Norwex

So, I don’t know if you know this about me, but I love when things are simple. Especially when it comes to things I don’t want to do. The more simple a task is, the more likely I am to do it. At first, coming to that realization made me feel… lazy. To be honest though, it’s human nature! So much of this life is not simple. It’s complicated and difficult and confusing – especially motherhood – so if something can be simple then I am here for it! There’s no shame in simplicity! So when I first discovered Norwex, […]


If A Mom Goes to the Store…

If A Mom Goes to the Store…

Guess what I did today! That’s right – I carted myself to the store. And it really got me thinking how going to the store seems like such a simple task, but when you really break it down, it’s quite a hefty task.  So I wanna catalog all it takes for a mom to go to the store. Why? Because there’s so much more to it than just going to the store. And if a mom ever says she went to a store, I don’t want anyone to think, “Oh, that’s it??”. Before she even gets to the store… She […]