Clean Eating · Dairy Free · Entertaining · Fruit and Veggies · Nourished · Recipes · Sweet Treats

A Sweet Surprise: Watermelon Fruit Cake

Every now and then, I get a surge of inspiration to do something really creative. I think I filled my quota for at least a month with the latest project! One of Maddie’s day care teachers had a birthday this week, and I volunteered to bring a treat for the celebration. Instead of buying a… Continue reading A Sweet Surprise: Watermelon Fruit Cake

Attachment Parenting · Breastfeeding · Labor and Delivery · Loved

Ouch! Was That A Contraction? A first time mom’s experience with labor

In April 2014, Stan and I welcomed our daughter, Madeline. She was 8.6 pounds of pure perfection. I went into labor on my due date… One of the only times I have ever been on time in my life… And 24 grueling, painful, exhausting hours later, our Maddie was born. So, how do you know… Continue reading Ouch! Was That A Contraction? A first time mom’s experience with labor

Attachment Parenting · Breastfeeding

My First Year As A New Mom

We made it to the one year mark with our daughter, Madeline! Yay! It feels like a true accomplishment. The first year is tough. Becoming a mother is the most amazing, incredible, fulfilling honor of my life. But, again, it’s tough. I had no idea how easy I had it before becoming a mom. Want… Continue reading My First Year As A New Mom