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.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Coffee and Conversation


Well hello there. And happy Monday.

It’s been awhile since I popped in to this space. If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been I’ve really just been doing a heck of a lot of this.


If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a mama to Madeline (who turned three during my little hiatus) it’s that babies don’t keep. So, I don’t have Connor on a perfect schedule. He doesn’t sleep through the night. I always rock him to sleep. And I am ok with it. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Connor’s Birth Story


Connor Robert Walen joined our family at 7:37 am on Wednesday, December 5. My entire pregnancy couldn’t have been more different from what it was with Madeline so I shouldn’t be surprised that my delivery was completely different, too.

Throughout my pregnancy, I had very naively assumed that his birth would be much the same as my first. I hadn’t given it much thought but I guess I just expected that it would be similar since that is the only experience I had with childbirth and delivery and even though I did have a complication, it was an overall really good labor and delivery experience that was so much better than what I expected childbirth to be like. You can read Madeline’s birth story here