• Caribbean,  Travel

    Flying with kids-Baby and Toddler Edition

    We recently got up the courage to go on a plane with the kids. Four planes in fact. We had the plan that for our 30th birthdays we would each get to choose a vacation to go on. This year is my turn. However, my birthday is sandwiched right in between the kids, all three of us are in the same month. So I decided we could do my trip a bit early and get away from the winter cold. After searching around a bit I decided on the Dominican Republic. I wanted to do a trip where I didn’t have to plan any special activities, any meals or anything…

  • Baby Care,  Toddler Life

    Bringing home baby, with a toddler

    So my already sporadic posts are becoming even more sporadic. Such is life. But I really appreciate those of you who read these. I really enjoy doing them and maybe someday I’ll be able to get more regular posts up, but don’t hold your breath. The point being, thank you for being here. Anyways, I wanted to share about how it went bringing a newborn baby home with a three year old in the house. A new family addition shifts things so much, but getting a toddler prepared for that shift was a new hurdle for us. When we brought Oliver home we did a lot of preparing the animals…

  • Postpartum,  Pregnancy

    Postpartum-Round 2

    So I’m technically still in the postpartum stage, or fourth trimester as some lovingly call it. Does it ever actually end? But I wanted to recap some major postpartum differences for me this time around. I shared a lot about postpartum when I first started this website, but this time around has been way different for me. I want to share again to highlight how different pregnancies are, even within one person. I don’t think there is such a thing as a “normal” pregnancy or postpartum time because they are all so different. Recovering from having Genevieve who was 7 lbs 9 oz was WAY different from recovering from Oliver…

  • Birth Story,  Pregnancy

    Genevieves Birth Story

    I’m happy to say that I’m no longer pregnant. We finally have our sweet girl and our family feels so complete now. I want to share Genevieves birth story for the same reasons I shared Olivers. I don’t want to forget what happened and I think some people can benefit from reading birth stories to help prepare for their own deliveries. Also I know some people just like hearing birth stories. I know because I’m one of them now that I’ve had babies of my own. This delivery was so much different from my first delivery in so many ways. I won’t spend the whole time comparing them, but if…