Jean-Luc is here!

Lifestyle Self Help

Newborn boy 1 month

I am happy to officially announce that Jean-Luc has arrived. For all those interested in the gory details: Birth Story When I had Ocki my water broke first and I never went into labor on my own and I had to be induced with pitocin. This water breaking first business seems to be a genetic trait as that is how more »

29 Week Bumpdate

Lifestyle

Its that time again! It has been a few weeks but I like to keep the world apprised on how my little parasite is doing now and again. They say that little one is 2.5lbs and about the size of an acorn squash. Feeling a bit more movement now, especially when I get woken up in the wee morning hours more »

Lets talk food: Cravings vs Hunger!

Lifestyle Recipes Self Help

healthy eating, pregancy diet, hunger vs cravings, craving vs hunger, emotional eating, overeating, binge eating

I naturally cycle through periods where I eat super healthy for a few months then I’ll fall off the wagon and treat my body like a garbage disposal for weeks! Being pregnant I find not just myself but others making excuses for me when I graze throughout the day. “Are you sure you’re eating enough?” or “That’s the baby telling more »

10 Minute DIY Chapstick

Beauty Makeup

Last week I had the opportunity to bring you an amazing stretch mark cream and now (thanks again to Infinity Jars!) I get to come back at you today with this super easy chapstick recipe. It seriously took me about 10 minutes to whip it up. The recipe makes about 30ml or 1oz of chapstick. That is enough to fill up more »

DIY Stretch Mark Cream

Beauty DIY

When I was pregnant with Ocki I got stretch marks like CRAZY!! I had gained about 30lbs all in all. Really not too bad. I guess I just have a genetic predisposition for it. I did use a fancy stretch mark cream but wasn’t very consistent about it. So when Infinity Jars contacted me and offered to send some free more »

24 Week Bumpdate

Lifestyle

Its been a month since my last update. I’m now at 24 weeks. Here’s the scoop: Still look more apple-y than pregnant. That being said, I am putting A LOT more effort into my outfits than I did when pregnant with Ocki and feel tons better about how I look this go around. I can sometimes feel the little one more »

5 Things I Love Best about Being a Stay at Home Mom!

Lifestyle Self Help

You hear a lot about the title “mom.” There’s that hot mess stereotype. You know, we’re all just frazzled Mrs. Weaselys. That “mom” is the most important job — the way underappreciated but sometimes coddling sentiment. You hear about moms losing sight of who they are. “Mom” becomes the whole identity, you are a shadow of your former self. Those more »

Kansas City Kids Fun Guide

Lifestyle

As the weather warms that means that it is a whole heck of a lot easier to get outside! If you happen to live in Kansas City then you are in luck because there are tons of fun places to take the kiddos. Here are just a few of the places that Ocki and I have visited. Powell Gardens This more »

Guilt Free Shepherd’s Pie

Dinners Recipes

Coming at you today with a recipe. Shepherd’s Pie! I’ve lightened up this classic meal. Now you might be thinking, this would be delicious if it was the middle of winter. And for those of you fortunate enough to be living in warmer climes, I envy you! Now that I’ve moved to Wyoming I am told to expect snow into more »