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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve always loved animals and have always felt a special connection to them. After learning more about the awful ways our animal products get to our table, I’ve since been trying to transition to veganism for ethical reasons. I’m by no means totally vegan, but […]

5 Things to Do at Home to Fight Maternity Leave Boredom

5 Things to Do at Home to Fight Maternity Leave Boredom

Once the hardest part of bringing a newborn home is over and you finally are in the groove of things and baby has somewhat of a predictable schedule (this may take anywhere from 1-3 months, maybe more), you find yourself having a little more free time […]

Labor Day!

Labor Day!

Ok, not the Labor Day that everyone celebrates, but my own Labor Day! May 30, 2017 – the best day of my life even if I didn’t know it yet at the time. Makoa wasn’t due until June 11, but I guess he was so […]

The ESSENTIALS ONLY Hospital Bag

The ESSENTIALS ONLY Hospital Bag

I am a wannabe minimalist. But let’s be honest, it actually takes a lot of work to be a minimalist. To take the time to think about what you can really just get away with takes a lot of effort! But, although a wannabe and […]

Why I’m a Bad Mom

Why I’m a Bad Mom

A few people were quite taken aback when I told them I did this. And yet, a lot of moms were also not surprised. During one of my crying sessions as a brand new mom brought on by my newest, closest friend, sleep deprivation, my […]

3 MONTHS

3 MONTHS

Mr. Bub’s personality is in full swing! We are so in love with him. He is so quick to smile and laugh. His belly laugh is the greatest reward 🙂 He eats every two hours and is growing accordingly. His chunky thighs are just my […]

2 MONTHS

2 MONTHS

At 2 months old, Makoa’s sweet little personality was making itself known! He began smiling at familiar faces, although it would take some coaxing at times. He would even smile at new faces sometimes, too! Such a friendly little one. His thing at 2 months […]

1 MONTH

1 MONTH

This kid grew at an astonishing rate his first month. Or at least I thought it was astonishing. He grew about a pound a week his first 4 weeks of life. I couldn’t believe how fast he was changing. Looking back and comparing the photos […]

NEWBORN

NEWBORN

I’ve always said that having a baby is everything everyone tells you it’s like – almost exactly. But, you don’t really honestly know what they mean until it happens. The sleeplessness, the stress, the helplessness, all of it is so very real. Knowing that most […]