The Ultimate Guide to Sleep Training: Babywise

I have a lot of people make comments on how lucky I am that O sleeps through the night and that he has since he was 5 weeks old. You read that right, he has slept through the night since he was 5 weeks old. The…

4 Reasons I Am Running A[nother] Half-Marathon

I ran a half marathon in June of 2016 in Yellowstone with my sister-in-law and husband. It was one of the WORST experiences of my life. I didn’t realize the entire thing was a trail run and I did not train on a dirt trail once during…

Why They Don’t Tell You

January 16, 2017 To my baby boy, We celebrated your one-year birthday today. I can finally say that I understand why they don’t tell you what it really means to be a parent. Before I became a parent, everyone warned me that I would never get…

Improve Your Marriage with “Wednesday Letters”

There is a book by Jason F. Wright called “The Wednesday Letters”. I have never read the book, if I am being honest. But it has been on my list for a long time. Let me tell you why… A friend posted about it a year and half…

I thought I was a bad mom… and I was wrong!

I came across this article about a month ago. As I read it, I couldn’t help but cry silently because this could have been the ending to my story. I know the overwhelming feelings of inadequacy and the depths of sorrow that Allison must have felt. I feel so sad…

Easiest Chicken Fajita Soup Ever

Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 2-4 hours Okay, you guys. One of my cute roommates shared this with me when I was first married and it has been a total lifesaver. It is so easy to make and delicious. I made it for dinner last…

The 5 Stages of Postpartum Depression

The 5 Stage of Grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross were engrained into my head during nursing school. These relate perfectly to PPD. Here are my 5 stages of grief Postpartum Depression: Denial occurs in the stages of postpartum depression first because it helps us to deal with the loss…

MY STORY of PPD: That’s okay with me.

I have thought long and hard about exactly how I would put my story into words. I just want to be real with all of you. I hope sharing my story can help you have someone to relate to. Or at least help others to be…