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How To Stay Connected With Long-Distance Family This Holiday Season

For the first time in quite some time, both Zack and I will actually be in our home state for Christmas this year! With Zack being in the Marine Corps for the last 8 years and us constantly living thousands of miles from family, it's been challenging to get back to Maine for the holidays. ... READ the POST

What I Want My Daughter To Know About Body Positivity

A couple of weeks ago, something happened that completely changed the way I look at my health. Every morning when Allie and I get up, I open the bathroom door and she immediately goes to the scale to hop on it. Sounds harmless, right? Well, I thought so too. The first few times she did it, I didn't ... READ the POST

Baby Must-Haves & Regrets For 6-9 Months

Welcome to the fourth installment in my baby must-haves and regrets series! If you're new here, be sure to check out my posts for newborns, 0-3 months, and 3-6 months. Like the 3-6 month stage, the 6-9 month stage is full of exciting milestones. This is when Allie started eating real foods and ... READ the POST

When Your Husband Becomes A Father

I remember everything about the moment when I got the positive pregnancy test. We had just moved to California and were living in a small little motel room. We were tired, stressed, and a bit broke as we tried to get ourselves settled into a new home. Zack had returned home from Japan the month ... READ the POST

Allie’s 12 Month Update

Well, we've officially entered into the toddler years! And while I'm super sad to say goodbye to her baby year, I'm SO excited about toddler life. Everyone thinks I'm nuts for saying that, but in all seriousness, the toddler years are my favorite. I was a toddler teacher for years and always loved ... READ the POST

Baby Must-Have’s & Regrets For 3-6 Months

Good morning and welcome to the third installment in my baby must-have's and regrets series. If you're new here, be sure to check out my posts for newborns and 0-3 months. Today's post is for the 3-6 month stage which is a pretty big stage developmentally (or at least it was for Allie). This is when ... READ the POST