Wow, mama! You are almost all the way there. Maybe it feels like it's flown by. Maybe you feel like you've been pregnant your entire life... or maybe it seems like both at once. But either way, you are almost to the finish line. There's so much to be done and so little time. The … Continue reading What To Expect: The 3rd Trimester
One of the hardest parts of solids for me wasn't the beginning.... that was easy! Because breastmilk was his #1 source of nutrition, I didn't feel bad if he didn't get much solids or if I even skipped them altogether one day. I knew he was fine getting just breastmilk. Now, as a toddler, I … Continue reading Meal Tips + Ideas: 9-12 Months
Guys, this is one of my favorite recipes of all time! I absolutely love how quick and easy it is. And I ALWAYS have a great response when I make this for potlucks or family get-togethers. Not only is it yummy and quick to put together, it has all the food groups except for grains … Continue reading Berry Spinach Salad
I've been contemplating writing a post like this for a long time... for myself more than anything. My childhood was spent growing up on a farm in the middle of rural midwestern America. No crazy adventures, just good old country life with both biological family and neighbors that felt the same. It was in my … Continue reading 10 Places That Shaped My Heart
I don't remember when I had this salad for the first time, but I will always remember my reaction to it. Sitting among the potato and macaroni salads at a potluck, I just didn't expect it to be that good... but I saw apples, so I thought it would maybe be the tastiest option. And, … Continue reading Snicker Apple Salad
I'm almost positive that your very first question when reading this title was "What the heck is a Whipple?" Every time I talk about my surgery, people get confused. What a funny name for a far from funny procedure. But before I explain what it is... let me back up a little bit and tell … Continue reading My Whipple Journey
When I got pregnant, there wasn't a question in my mind. There wasn't a long discussion with the husband. I wasn't having a battle in my mind about what I wanted to do. I was going to stay at home. The way my mama did. The way my mother-in-law did. The way I had always … Continue reading Why Be A Stay At Home Mom?