• Health

    Postpartum Self Care From a Mom of Six

    I am six weeks postpartum with my sixth baby and during this season of life, it’s so clear that being a mom is hard and lovely all at once. After the baby comes, the baby is pretty much everyone’s focus including the mom and most times this can cause the one who needs the most care to feel alone and uncared for.  Remembering that you cannot fill from an empty cup is crucial. I can’t say it enough, it’s IMPORTANT to remember to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. If not, you’ll end up feeling burned out, sad and that could lead to postpartum depression.…

  • Fashion,  Health

    Five Must Have Items for Your First Week Postpartum

    This post is in partner with Kindred Bravely. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. You just had a baby… now what?! You’re in for the fourth trimester! What exactly is that? It’s where you get to take care of this tiny creature that you grew for nine months and yourself. The body that just birthed a human being is beginning to change. You’re bleeding, sore, tired and just wait til your milk comes in. You’ve got a boob job that you didn’t ask for that any other time you’d be amazed by but now they are hard as rocks and leaking…

  • Fashion

    Ingrid and Isabel Maternity – Fall Style

    This post is in partner with Ingrid and Isabel. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. (Note: I wrote this last week before the stomach bug entered our house) We are have way through the week and man, it feels like this week is extra long for some reason. I’ve been dealing with a health issue over the last few weeks and it’s really thrown me for a loop. Come to find out, I have a lack of the right amount of vitamin D right now which is causing a wide range of health issues – anxiety, brain fog, headaches, itchy skin,…

  • Fashion

    Pregnancy/Birth/Postpartum FAQs

    Ya’ll! I am blown away! This pregnancy is flying by and every time I share that I am ___ weeks pregnant it just has me all in disbelief. I never expected ten years ago that I would be well into my fifth pregnancy. I seriously never even thought about my life as a “mom” and now that is all I think about. I love the chapter of life that changed me as a woman forever and I cannot believe that my oldest is seven years old. That means that I’ve basically been pregnant for the last 8 years since I’ve had them all so close in age. Derrek and I…

  • Health,  Pregnancy

    Why Encapsulating My Placenta Was A Non Negotiable

    When I had my first baby, I had no idea what was in store for me. I also didn’t know about the fourth trimester. This one is all about mommy. Alongside dealing with body issues like postpartum bleeding, cramping, sore and engorged boobs, it’s also a time to worry about maintaining sanity and resting so the body can heal. The next few months are crucial as a new or once again mom because they set the tone for YOU. When I first had Nolan, I had no idea about natural ways to fight post partum depression and remember nights/early mornings up with a crying baby wondering how was I ever…