• Fertility

    My Fertility Journey

    This last year (exactly 13 months) has been quite a rocky one.  I’ve been pregnant twice and miscarried both babies.  Heartbreaking doesn’t even quite sum it up since there is such intense sadness, anxiety and hopelessness in it all.  If you haven’t read about my previous journey, please see here. Since my last miscarriage in March, I’ve gone to see several different specialists, undergone tons of bloodwork, and received 2 uterus checks.  All of it shows that I’m healthy, but there are some tiiiiiiny things that need to be adjusted so that my body is in the “optimal fertility window”.  *shrug *  It’s all very confusing, so I thought it might…

  • Family,  Kids

    Instilling Confidence and Self-Esteem in Kids

    this is a topic that i am really passionate about.  confidence in kids.  i am NO expert and i am learning how to do this along the way~ but i’m really hoping to focus on it so that as c grows into an adult, she grows into a confident and centered woman. i was super sheltered as a child and when i went to college, i feel like i made a lot of mistakes.  i didn’t know how to be open minded or take risks or even live while making smart decisions. sooo, in an effort to constantly communicate with c, give her life tools to make smart decisions, AND…

  • MISC

    Fourth of July Recap

    This year, Fourth of July came SO FAST!!!  I thought I was ready…but the week leading up to it… NOPE.  NOTEVENALITTLE. Thank GOD for friends who are better prepared and host parties!  lol  Here are some fun photos from our day + a gender reveal!!  Can’t wait for one more baby to join our family! isn’t this outfit adorable??  got it from target a few months back + the stars that are on the wall. the entire day was kid centered and just SO MUCH FUN.  i was having such a great time chatting with friends that i totally forgot to take pictures!!  sooo unlike myself.  *doh* and below we…

  • Events/Parties,  Kids,  Travel

    C’s Third Birthday: Disneyland

    This was a hard year for our family with all of my pregnancy losses and a focus to get better.  The idea of throwing a huge party for C was just too much, but I wanted to find a way to make her feel EXTRA special and loved for this big day.  SOOO I planned a three day celebration for our three year old girl. <3  I planned three days of fun with little presents on each day to make the three days EXTRA EXTRA special and wonderful for this big 3 year old bday.  ANDDD to maybe even put my mind at ease so that C didn’t miss out on…