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1. You will be more than just “tired.” “Feeling tired” is at the top of every list of early pregnancy symptoms, and it is definitely is a complaint of mine in early pregnancy. But I’ve found “feeling tired” to be...

I Need to Calm Down

I am a Type-A-ish person and easily irritated. When something isn't how I want it or think it should be, I can go a wee bit ballistic. There are times this annoying personality trait serves me well. However, for...

Keeping it Real

Parenting can be a competitive sport. It can start out with an innocent conversation about the joy of parenting and it can quickly escalate into a not so subtle competition. If you’ve been a parent for even a short...
Shortly after our daughter was born nearly seven years ago, my husband and I realized that bed-sharing with a nursing infant would be safer and more comfortable if we all had more space. So, one fateful Saturday, we went...
When we were getting ready for our daughter to arrive almost two years ago, we asked around for some recommendations for a pediatrician. I had read some articles that suggested interviewing  them. So, trying to be good pre-parents, we...
Dear Mama’s.  Our daughters are watching. Every single moment my daughter is watching me. She watches me put my makeup on and most days, asks me questions along the way. Why do you put that on your eyes, Mama? She watches...
A friend of mine recently asked how we survive with twins. This is a raw look at my emotional journal, and humorous outlook, on life with twins and a tween. None of this is in any order... like my life. Actual journal entry from...
I keep asking myself this question, as I'm sure all of you have at some point. So many questions really. Where did the time go? Will it always move this fast and this slow? Does my mom feel the...
Whether moving across town, across state lines, or across the country, it's a stressful time and if you have a spouse and little ones in the mix too, then you have your hands full (per usual)! Whatever the reason...
Before becoming a parent, there are certain things you say you’ll never do. And then you become a parent. You realize that the judgment that you had for those parents in the grocery store turn to a realization that...
I wish I had hired a birth or fresh 48 photographer to document the first days of the lives of my two daughters. As a birth and family photographer, writing the previous sentence seems as odd to me now...
A few months ago, I saw an unfortunate version of a young me. I was sitting in the Apple Store, perched high above the masses on a stool at the Genius Bar. The exasperation in my eyes was not doing my...

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Be Active Wisconsin | Community Challenge in March 2021

It’s been a year. An entire year since the pandemic kicked off in the US. It has been devastating, infuriating and life altering but...