My Career Took A Backseat After Kids

I said it wouldn’t happen, BUT… My career took a backseat after having kid(s). Taking care of children and a career is hard. Having kids and starting a career is quite the challenge. When I found out I was pregnant I told myself nothing would change. I’d have the baby and a few months after I’d go back to working on my career. I convinced myself I didn’t have to give anything up or compromise, mostly because for months I…

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Motherhood

Night out styles under $150

*This post may contain affiliate links* This past weekend we saw HAMILTON!!! It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. I held my husband’s arm the entire time because my eyes never left the stage, and I didn’t want him to feel like I was ignoring him. This trip was his wedding present to me, and it’s definitely going in my top 10 list of our favorite things we’ve done together. We scheduled a babysitter for A and…

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Fashion & Beauty

How we went from having a Co-sleeper to an Independent Sleeper

Our co-sleeping “adventure” has been just that…an adventure. We’ve been co-sleeping with A since we brought her home from the hospital, and it was pretty clear from the first night that she was going to stick to us like glue. And that she has, up until about four months ago! For us, co-sleeping wasn’t really a choice, it was a way for two parents who had no family or help nearby to get some much-needed sleep. It worked for A…

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Lifestyle, Motherhood

Holiday Cleaning Prep with Bona PowerPlus

  “Well, It’s almost here So spread some cheer Let’s give love and get some back The more you give, the more you’ll have Well, the fire’s bright now And snow comes down Grab your family; hold them near Christmas time is here” The More You Give (The More You Have) by Michael Buble Holiday season has arrived and once again, I’m totally blindsided. Thankfully we don’t host Thanksgiving or Christmas at our place since we are still renting, but…

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Lifestyle

A letter to my daughter about my postpartum depression.

Dear A, When I go through the first two years of your life in my head it plays like an old movie projector displayed across the walls of my mind. And each memory holds an emotion I can still feel throughout every inch of my body when it’s transported for display. What will one day be a distant memory, lingers like the shadow that follows behind on a sunny day. And although you won’t remember what has happened I know…

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Postpartum Depression, The PPD Chronicles