Finding support and community is an easy thing to do with all the resources new moms have access to these days! And I believe that it’s owed to the millennial mom — she’s tech savvy, educated, driven to find her place in the world, and lives for community. She’s heavily invested in the it-takes-a-village mindset, and has turned motherhood into a lifestyle. After becoming pregnant, it was as if I had been suddenly initiated into a secret club that I had no idea even existed — one that brings women of all walks of mothering together. One that supports, educates, enriches, and provides countless women to simply be there with you during this journey! Continue reading
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
✨🍂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
My husband 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 at bars late at night, spent hours at the beach, we’d go on long drives…but having kids totally changes that spontaneous dynamic!
Don’t get me wrong, we definitely have gone out several times since having our first baby in 2017 (we went out once a week or so every week since she was born) – 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. If hiring a babysitter just isn’t in the cards yet (hello, they’re expensive!!), and if you don’t have parents who live close by to watch your littles (my own mom lives an hour away and my husband’s family is in a different state), then just take the kids with you! We’ve done it for ~80% of our date nights, and it’s actually worked 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! Continue reading
Making the transition (or promotion!) to mom and dad from husband and wife is a scary exciting thing, and somehow John and I managed to get through the first week unscathed – minus getting hit with a straight line of poo that izzy shot at us both at two different times while changing her. 😀