Motherhood

Smells Like Fall

Smells Like Fall

(Oct. 7, 2017) If you know me at all, then you know how much I love fall. This season is inspiring me so much! I decided to try out a fall baking recipe from Pinterest,  so I picked these Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies from midgetmomma.com: I took Isabelle out shopping earlier in the week while Olivia was at school, and picked up all of the ingredients. I was determined not to forget anything, since I usually get home and realize something's missing. I felt accomplished already once I got everything home. I haven't been able to bake much since she was born,...

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Self-Care During Early Mommyhood

Self-Care During Early Mommyhood

(Jun. 22, 2017) It's pretty hard to write blog posts nowadays because I rarely have a quiet moment with both of my hands free. Our baby girl Isabelle is 8 months now, and I mostly hold her while she's sleeping. She'll sleep without me holding her (for about 15 minutes or so), but when I'm holding her, she'll sleep 2-3 hours. So basically, that's where we're at and I'm okay with it. I enjoy holding her, but I do miss writing and certain other things, so I thought I would write in small doses when I get a chance, just like...

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On Motherhood & Creativity

On Motherhood & Creativity

(Oct. 4, 2015) I became a mom at 19 years old. Though I had a lot of help when my son was young, and got to have more freedom than some, there were a lot of things I never experienced. I didn't spend my twenties freely exploring who I was, and I didn't get a chance to travel. All of my decisions needed to be filtered through the mom lens. Many dreams in my twenties needed to take a backseat due to the financial constraints, time restrictions, and physical limits of raising a child on my own. I couldn't be an exchange student in...

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