Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Connor Robert: 3 months


I can’t believe three months with our little boy have already passed. Some days are long but the weeks and months are flying by so I am still trying to soak up and savor these moments where he is tiny, even on the hard days, because I know they will be gone forever all to soon.

What a different baby he is from his head-strong, sassy, very independent big sister. If I’m being totally honest it is really refreshing to have an easier baby this go round. I wouldn’t change a thing about Madeline and love her strong-willed personality but boy am I glad not to have a double dose of that in our house. 

With Madeline everything was hard. Nursing was such a challenge. She was such a bad sleeper - at three months old she would only go to sleep with the perfect combination of bouncing/jiggling, shushing, stroking her forehead, and holding the paci in with my teeth by doing all of that at once. She had colic and terrible reflux and making sure she was gaining enough weight was a constant battle.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Coffee + Conversation


Happy Monday, friends. How is it already March?

We had a fun weekend this past weekend with a wine tasting event in our neighborhood, French press and pastries for breakfast at our favorite coffee shop, a hair appointment for me, and some time to just relax yesterday.

It has been raining for what feels like an eternity in Charlotte lately but we finally had a little reprieve over the weekend so our family took full advantage and headed outside for drinks and charcuterie Saturday afternoon. I snapped this picture of Madeline and feel like she looks so grown up here.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Honest to Goodness: 3 favorite grocery store swaps


It is no secret that I have tried to be much more intentional about the products I am purchasing for my home and family these days. I try to be diligent about choosing organic, safe, or nature-inspired products and have made a few swaps recently that I am just loving.

I am often asked where I shop for safer products for our family and while there are many stores that I frequent, one of my favorite is my local Publix. The shopping experience is so pleasant (someone always helps me load my groceries so that I can attend to my kids) and the selection of healthy, organic, and nature-inspired products is wonderful. This year they have added some great items that I am loving especially and many of them are even on sale this week.