Baby, LIFE

Nursemaid’s Elbow

You see it in all of the movies and television shows. A family, walking with a tiny one (usually between one and four years of age). The baby is between the adults, holding their hands for safety, and then the adults start counting. One… The baby smiles. Two… The baby may laugh or hop a… Read More Nursemaid’s Elbow

LIFE, Thoughts

Goodbye, 2020

Historically, I’m a big fan of a new year. I love the feeling of a fresh start and a new year of opportunities. With the challenge of 2020 just slightly behind us, I’ve been thinking more and more about what I would write in a year-end wrap up post. Last year, I wrote that 2020… Read More Goodbye, 2020


Happy Holidays!

I looked back through my posts for the year, and immediately felt a little deflated. Not only did I not post as often as I had planned, but my blog reflected the year of 2020. And what a year. There were some amazing things, but there were also some really rough things. Overall, I’m healthy,… Read More Happy Holidays!

Baby, LIFE

One Year of Ava

Today, my baby Ava is one year old. ONE. Year. How did this happen? In some ways, this has been the longest year ever. But in others, it’s a blur of growth and wonder from my baby girl. As the weather started to change, leaves started to fall and a cool breeze swept across the… Read More One Year of Ava


Baby Talk

Today on the blog, I’m going to write about the things I needed and loved for having a baby. Disclaimer #1: EVERYONE has such a different list for these things, so these are just the things we loved. Disclaimer #2: We had FOUR baby showers because we are truly surrounded by amazing, wonderful people in… Read More Baby Talk

Baby, LIFE, Travel

New Experiences

What a month! Ava has had amazing new experiences this month as she prepares to turn five (FIVE!!!) months old. How did we ever get here? Earlier this year, I looked at my mom with a sudden start because I realized that we’ve only gone through the very, very, very early part of Ava’s (hopefully,… Read More New Experiences


Four Months Out

My sweet Ava is now four months old, which is just WILD. I remember so vividly a year ago, thinking that I would have a four month old baby in January 2020, and how crazy that seemed even then. Now, it seems even stranger. How do I have a four month old? Ava is such… Read More Four Months Out