• Mom life

    Hollis Birth Story

    What a wild ride.I could probably end it right there, but I wont lol We again decided to not find out the gender of our baby with this pregnancy. We did this when we were pregnant with Kenley & loved the experience. I gave birth to Kenely at 37 weeks and 6 days (you can read her birth story here), so I anticipated that I would have this baby around that same time in pregnancy. At 35 weeks we moved out of our house and the following weekend, at 36 weeks we moved into our new home! Everyone, myself included, was so nervous that I would go into labor prior…

  • Mom life

    Kenley’s Birth Story

    We’ll start with the back story: my husband, Blake, & I decided when we got pregnant that it would be fun for us to not find out the gender of our baby. My parents didn’t know my gender throughout pregnancy and I always thought this would be a fun thing to do, luckily Blake was on board. I love surprises, but in today’s world I feel like there are so few true surprises in life……so what better surprise than waiting to find out the gender of your baby, right? Weeks leading up August/September 2019 Blake & I were approved to be foster parents. In our area there is a great…

  • Foster Care

    A’s Arrival

    In our area there is a hefty demand for foster parents. We assumed that once we were approved we would start getting placement calls right away. We had even been told by other foster parents, that they received a placement on the same day of their approval! Much to our surprise when we were approved in August/September, it was November before we received the placement call for our little guy. Legally, I’m unable to share his name at this time, so in the online space we refer to him as “A”. Let me set the Scene It had been a long day at work. I was 32 weeks pregnant with…

  • Balanced Meals,  Health/Wellness

    Sausage & Veggies Sheet Pan

    While reviewing feedback from my HBA (Hormone Balance Academy) students I heard loud and clear that they would like more assistance with putting together balanced meals. I love to cook, but I also like to keep things simple—quick meals with no complicated ingredients & that’s what I’ll be sharing with you all here! So what makes up a balanced meal? Ensuring that you have all major macros represented: protein, fat, fiber, & carbs. The Breakdown Protein For this meal I used 2 smoked sausages like this from walmart Fat The potatoes, zucchini, and squash were all tossed in Avocado oil which serves as the health fat here. Fiber Zucchini, Squash,…

  • Nursing

    Skin Care Routine

    I am in the process (& have been for a while) of changing over a lot of my beauty and household products to cleaner, more hormone friendly options. I often get requests/questions about what I use on my skin, so we’re breaking it down today! I have two main sources that I get all my facial/cleansing products from: Perfectly Posh & Beauty Counter These are two companies that I trust and whom use clean ingredients to create healthier products In shower face wash: BFF from Perfectly Posh I have used this product for the past five years and it has never let me down! I originally started using Perfectly Posh…

  • Health/Wellness

    Get to know Aunt Flo

    During the month of October I am giving away free access to my Get to know Aunt Flo class! In this class I cover: -the phases of the menstrual cycle -how to properly track your cycles -review a cycle tracking case study to identify ovulation -additional tips & tricks for tracking -recommendation for apps to make tracking even easier Sign up by entering your e-mail address in the pop up. If you missed the pop up, just refresh your screen 🙂

  • Nursing

    Hormone Balance Academy

    Enter your e-mail address in the pop up to get on the HBA waitlist. You’ll be the first to know when enrollment is open and also receive a discount code if you choose to enroll! What is HBA? Online learning course that teaches you the building blocks for optimizing hormone balance Who is HBA for? Women who are struggling with: -irregular cycles -painful periods -women who feel like something is “off” within their body but can’t pinpoint what -women who feel they have a hormonal imbalance, but get dismissed when they discuss it with their provider -women planning to come off birth control -women trying to get pregnant -women in…

  • Mom life

    Vacation with an 18 month old & 4 year old

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I’m a planner, always have been, likely always will be. That means that in the weeks leading up to our week long vacation 9hrs from home, I did a lot of researching, thinking, and planning to try to make this trip as enjoyable and smooth sailing as possible. We have never flown with our kids before and given that our destination was only 9 hours away (I know, only right?) we decided that having our vehicle for the week was more…

  • Mom life

    Favorite Items For Mom

    Disclosure: some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Pregnant/Breastfeeding/Postpartum Round-Up Pregnancy This t-shirt pack is awesome because they’re super comfy & the white is NOT see through Again, white is NOT see through Wore these as a dress or a gown, had in a few different colors Wore this for maternity pictures Worn to my baby shower…