Baby News + 10 Things I Learned in the First Week of Parenthood

new baby blog 15It’s official. I’m a mom. Somehow I went from a pregnant person who spent her time waddling around and complaining about the perils of bending over with a watermelon stuffed in her belly to a lady with a baby who spends her days changing diapers, making shushing sounds, and marveling that a life came out of her you-know-what. 

Seriously, after 37 (and a half) hours of labor, the first thing I said was “that just came out of me?!?!?!?!” I mean, in theory, I understood there was a baby in my belly, but, in reality, it’s a whole different story. Half the day I wander around my house in a sleep-deprived state wondering who the baby belongs to and then realize this cute little bundle of joy is mine (well, ours). Our responsibility. Our new life. Our everything. And I don’t say “everything” in that sappy “he’s our everything” love struck kind of way (though it’s a little bit true…I mean, look at that sweet face!). I’m talking “everything” in the “we don’t have time for anything else” kind of way. 

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Best Foods for Beautiful Skin

When Cassie Brewer reached out to me and asked if she could write a guest post for my blog, I was super impressed by her go get ‘em attitude and the timing couldn’t have been better as I was about to go on a little baby-focused blog hiatus. When she told me she wanted to…

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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepes with Greek Salad and Egg

I am so lucky to have met some really amazing women through blogging. One of them, who shares the same name as me (first clue that she’s awesome!) offered to do a guest blog post for me this week since I’m 39 weeks pregnant and too antsy with impatience for this baby’s arrival to come…

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10 Healthy Meals for New Moms

Have you guys heard of Meal Trains? Apparently, they are all the rage with new moms. You send out a link and all your friends can sign up to bring the new mom in your group meals when she is otherwise occupied feeding baby, changing, diapers, and trying not to pull her hair out. It’s…

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Bars

Three weeks to go on the pregnancy-o-meter and all I can think about is chocolate. You all know I’ve never been one to save room for dessert unless dessert means more pasta and/or a cheese plate, but, lately, dessert is all I think about ALL. DAY. LONG. I blame the decadent brownie Alasdair brought home…

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Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Muffins with Bananas

SO MUCH STUFF GOING ON IN THESE MUFFINS. They’re cinnamon-y, raisin-y, french toast-y, almond milk-y, banana-y, maple-y goodness. Oh, and they’re health squared. No, make that health tripled. We’re using sprouted grain English muffins full of ancient grains, unsweetened almond milk so they’re dairy-free and vegan and just a touch of maple syrup so, you…

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25 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes

Love is in the air. This is our last Valentine’s Day together as a kid’s free couple. Usually, the hubby and I are not that into V-day. He already eats chocolate bars on the regular and doesn’t appreciate heart boxers and I hate the thought of forced, overly commercialized holidays. But, this year, I feel…

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