24 Lessons From The First Year Of Motherhood At the beginning of motherhood, there were so many questions and unknowns. The baby is in survival mode, and you are her only means of surviving. It’s such a ginormous responsibility and purpose to be given. It feels difficult and divine all at the same time. Your […]
Fabulous Finds For 6-9 Month Baby (Including Starting Solids + Baby Proofing Your Home)
Alright, I am 100% convinced, the 6-9 month baby phase is by far the most exciting baby phase!!! There’s so much development and goodness happening, and I’m here for it all! I love how their little personality is really starting to shine! They are exploring food for the first time, sitting up unassisted, and probably […]
34 Valuable Items You’ll Want To Add To Your Home Birth Checklist
Alright, mama, it’s finally time to start preparing your home for the birth of your precious child! In this post, I will provide a complete home birth checklist so that you can be fully prepared for the most magical occasion life has to offer! ✨ Items To Prepare Your Space For childbirth: Birth Candle: Lighting […]
Pregnancy Self Care: Items, Resources, & Techniques That Nourish Mama’s Mind, Body, and Soul
Ohh, the many joys of being pregnant, where do I even begin? There’s so much to love about growing a tiny human! Everything from feeling more feminine, confident, grounded, and, of course, the undeniable pregnancy glow!✨ But then there’s the not-so-fun parts of being pregnant, like, when you can’t seem to hold down food for […]
First Time Mom Must Haves For 0-3 Month Baby
This may sound silly, but a part of the fun of being a first time mom, is that you can’t fully comprehend what your life will look like until the baby arrives! You learn as you go, and you find your rhythm together. It’s a beautiful wonder! With that said, there are some items that […]
3-6 Month Baby Essentials That Are Actually Worth The Money
We don’t have a lot of stuffff, but what we do have serves a purpose in our home. All the baby essentials listed here are things I find 100% meaningful and genuinely worth the cost! So lemme share with you how this first time mom gets down! ❤️ Baby Essentials for Feeding & Nursing: Breast […]
Looking Through The Lens Of Attachment Theory
The truth is, I’ve spent most of my adulthood trying to detangle the mess from my childhood so that I can rebuild my life. I’ve asked myself time and time again, why am I this way? Why do I long for a deep connection yet simultaneously run from it? If one body of work has provided some answers, it would be Attachment Theory.
OB-GYN Vs. Midwife, Which Medical Professional is Right For You?
Are you grappling with who to hire to assist the birth of your child? It’s a big decision, I know! Here we will compare OB-GYN vs. Midwife, highlight important questions to ask these medical professionals, and distinguish the four different types of midwives so you can feel more confident in your decision!
Mommy Mantra: 14 Daily Affirmations To Help You Get Into The Right Heart-Space
Whether you call it a mommy mantra, mommy affirmation, momtra, or saying, it all serves the same purpose, to get you into the right heart space for the goodness of motherhood. If you read my recent post, you know I’m currently using this mommy mantra, “I love the phase that you are in, I love […]
One Small Practice To Be More Present With Your Child
I’ve heard countless times, from veteran moms, grandmas, pas, and grandpas, “soak it in because it goes by fast.” This is sort of the go-to-phrase before parting ways with an experienced parent. When I hear this, I want to respond, “Wait, but how?” Teach me how to soak it in more, please.
9 Reasons Why Every Woman Deserves A Doula
So you may be thinking, why do I need a Doula when I have my spouse to support me? Or perhaps, you are thinking I don’t want a stranger in the room during the most vulnerable moment of my life. Or, if you are anything like me, you might be hesitant about the cost. But […]
7 fabulous reasons why waiting to find out the gender of your baby is worth it
In a world where we are inundated with technology and instant gratification, waiting to find out your baby’s gender is an opportunity to sidestep the modern world and get back to basics. It’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
Recently during Naomi and I’s daily walk into town, people have been complimenting her skin. To which I usually reply, “Oh, her dad is African.” But today, I had a different response to the older woman who came up to us. As the woman gently touched Naomi’s hair, she said, “Wow, look at that hair […]
Empty vs. Meaningful Compliments
Certainly, everything is temporary, this day, this dress, this skin, this muffin top, and definitely any external beauty. But character, now that’s the muscle that radiates forever, it’s what people will actually remember.
The First Weeks of Motherhood
Here’s the part that doesn’t get talked about all that much… attachment to your baby. And this is where my passion lies, attachment theory. Going into motherhood, I knew newborns are in absolute survival mode for the first handful of weeks. Minimal personality or attachment is being shown on their end.
Our Happy Home Birth Story
The truth is, giving birth was far more demanding than I could have ever imagined, but It wasn’t impossible nor traumatic. It was the most beautiful and empowering challenge I’ve ever faced. It tested my willingness to surrender. To hand over my expectations, control, and fears to the One who created this whole miraculous birthing process.
Fears, Birth, Overcoming
I’ve had many fears around modern medicine and its interventions: pap smears, IVs, needles, getting cut open, getting stitched up, strangers touching me, that’s just to name a few. However, the general idea of giving birth has always seemed natural to me. I’ve heard countless times from dear friends, “How are you going to have […]