A new mom’s tips for building solid friendships


Since having our daughter this past July (how has it already been 3 months?!), I’ve made a huge attempt to widen my circle of girlfriends by putting myself out there using the tinder-for-moms app: Peanut. I never got a chance (thank goodness LOL) to use any dating apps or websites,  so the idea of meeting someone online, chatting it up, and making a date to meet for the first time was heavily new (and a bit scary) to me. I kept reading these articles about “building your tribe” and how hangin’ with like-minded mamas is the key to sanity in the midst of motherhood, but I didn’t really know where to start…it’s not like you can just hop over to a bar grab a drink and start mingling with other moms (but they really should invent one of those omg…like a mommies + mimosas bar. But with childcare). So after hearing about this mommy dating app, I thought what the heck I’m on maternity leave and stuck inside most of the day, so I might as well give it a shot. Continue reading

3 months into mommyhood


🍂Elizabeth June is THREE MONTHS now!🍂 Our sweetest little pumpkin is growing so so fast. It’s been such a whirlwind of emotions, watching her grow from a little beansprout to a fully functioning baby human. I keep thinking if I blink I’m going to miss a monumental moment, a smile, or a staring contest with her big blue eyes.It seems like she learns to do something new or progress on something she discovered every day! Like finding out that she had little tiny hands and fingers, and now she sucks her thumb intentionally. Or, finding out if she whimpers and whines then mommy comes running and picks her up. Or, that another baby lives in every mirror of our house and will make faces and blab back to her if she makes sounds and faces 😉 She’s such a darling, she’s so mellow and sweet-natured…some days I can’t believe she’s ours. It’s too good of a gift, and we are so blessed to have her in our life! Here’s a fun little update on our little Izzy June at 3 months old: Continue reading

5 things you need to tell yourself every morning

I was thinking the other afternoon about the journey I’ve been on the last several years, and more so where that journey has brought me – from a fiance to a wife to a mother all within two and a half years. Recently, since becoming a mom, I’ve had my work cut out for me – not only do I have to stay on top of being a wife to my husband, I also have to be 110% on top of my mom game since I currently stay at home with my baby. Oh, and let’s not forget about trying to maintain a social life…It’s a lot of work! For others who are in the same boat as me or who are learning to adjust to the transition of wife > mom…here are 5 things to say to yourself every morning that will help encourage, uplift, and refresh your spirit ❤ Continue reading

How to go on a really fun date night (and bring your baby)

John and I used to go out ALL the time before we had our baby – as I’m sure many pre-parents did! We did the movies almost every week, dinner dates, went out to watch bands play late at night at bars, went to the beach for hours, we’d go on long drives…and don’t get me wrong, we definitely have gone out several times since having izzy (think once a week or so, and she’s 10 weeks old now) – but it’s just not the same to try and have a romantic date night together, let alone have it be spontaneous. Lots of “date nights with baby” point to more of a stay at home/stay in type of deal, but there’s just some nights where all we want to do is dress up go out and not be stuck at home. Netflix and chill just doooooesn’t cut it for date night, ya know?

John and I don’t want to get a babysitter yet for Izzy and my mom lives about an hour away, so the only idea we had for making a fun date night happen was to bring our baby with us! Which ended up working out pretty well 🙂 Keep reading  for our tips and tricks on how to do a really fun date night – with your new baby in tow!

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