Motherhood

Lessons from Motherhood

Summer is almost here which means both of my babies will be having a birthday. Claire will be turning one and Charlie four. You mamas know that with each approaching birthday for our babies, we automatically begin to reflect on motherhood. How fast time is flying by and how quickly our babies are growing. In the almost four years of being a mother, I’ve learned some valuable lessons that have not only made me a better mother, but a better…

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Recipes

Lemon Zest Buttermilk Pancakes

These pancakes are so easy, fluffy and delicious.My husband tells me that these are probably the best pancakes he has ever had and that is a compliment coming from him because pancakes are one of his favorite foods.This recipe…

Lifestyle

Construction Themed Birthday Party

Last September we celebrated our son Charlie’s 3rd birthday with a Construction Themed birthday party. He was really into construction and construction trucks so the theme was fitting. At first I thought this would be a hard theme to…

Products

Bathroom Remodel Inspiration Board

We are currently in the middle of a bathroom remodel! We are remodeling our main bathroom that is used by all of our guests so I have been excited to remodel this space. Demolition is done and the next…

Motherhood

Motherhood and Taking Time for Yourself

Motherhood is an around-the-clock job that requires constant attention. Our kids keep us busy enough as it is but then add the laundry, meals and all of the other things that we do around the house and our day is…

Motherhood

Parenting Tips – Baby & Toddler

I would like to start off by saying that I am no expert mom. In fact, I make mistakes daily just like the best of us. I know that I will never be an “expert” mom but, every day…

Breastfeeding Fitness

Tips for Working out while Breastfeeding

Many mothers are concerned that their milk supply will decrease when they start working out again after pregnancy. The good news is that this is actually not true! In fact working out postpartum and while breastfeeding has several benefits…

Style & Beauty

Thoughts on turning 31

I turned 31 on Monday. I usually think about my birthday a lot in the days leading up to it. Most of the time I have mixed feelings about getting older and to be honest, sometimes I feel sad…

Travel

Girlfriends Getaway to Palm Springs – Part 1

In January, my girlfriend Domnika and I escaped Portland’s cold winter weather for four days to a place of sunshine, vibrant color and streets lined with palm trees. Destination Palm Springs! We were both going through a season of…