Year One Lessons

I can’t believe we have a 1 year old…it’s surreal even while typing this.  We have a vibrant, increasingly independent, giggling, sprinting, climbing, toddler on our hands.  He’s grown so much…and so have we as parents.  Here are some of my year one lessons! Ask for help.  I’m still working on this.  It takes a…

Splashing into Summer

Bean had his first pool experience and while I was excited, there was also a bit of anxiety I felt.  I love being in the water and I want Bean to also enjoy water activities, so it was really important to me for his first experience to be a great one!  I called on a…

Stage 5 Clinger

Around 10 months, Bean began showing signs of separation anxiety aka stranger danger to the extent that we hit Stage 5 Clinger levels!  Sure, it felt good to have him snuggle and hold on to me, but of course the downside is I can’t be with him ALL the time.  Whether it was putting him…

Spring Cleaning…

  Well well well, I guess Spring finally decided to show up…although this weather feels more like summer.  While most people are knee deep in spring cleaning their home, I’ve been cleaning up my diet.  Why? I’ve been pretty transparent about my struggle with my skin since my pregnancy, especially with eczema.  When I saw…

9 months…already

Where did the time go…Bean has been here for 9 months (9.5 actually)! I can barely remember what life was like without him…except that I got more sleep! Who needs sleep when I get to witness him grow each and every day?!  So what’s new with our 9 month-old? Well, he’s has 4 teeth and…

Postpartum Hair Loss?

While I was pregnant, I saw so much about postpartum hair loss and constantly asked myself, “Why has no one talked about this before?”  Then I thought that maybe it wouldn’t happen to me.  Well, guess what?  It happened to me.

Merry Christmas

  Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  The holiday was a whirlwind as we hosted family dinner for the first time.  It was a lot, but we made it through and there were no meltdowns!  There were some killer germs going around because Bean and I have been sick for the entire holiday break.  It…