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take care of yourself, mama

June 14, 2018
Self Care

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.I don’t know about you, but the one part of motherhood that came easiest to me was putting my baby’s needs first. And I’m not just talking about the tough things, like getting out of bed at 3AM. I’m talking about all of the little things that add up because they don’t necessarily…

what it’s like to be a mom with generalized anxiety disorder

June 8, 2018
Trista Peterson June 2018

Constant worrying. Obsessing over a sad story on the news… so much so that it keeps you awake until 4am.  Feeling too nervous to ask for help… thinking if someone else helps care for your baby or child, something bad will happen to them.  Cosleeping because you’re too worried about your children’s safety to let them sleep in a different room.  Avoiding busy public places because you’re scared…

the best maternity graphic tees

June 7, 2018
I'm So Pregnant Hello Collection Graphic Tee

For those of you currently rocking a baby bump (not me!) I keep coming across the CUTEST graphics for baby bumps and I just had to document them. So I figured I may as well round up some of the cutest maternity themed graphic tees, right?! These are all super cute and they look so comfy! Some are not actually printed on “maternity” tops, so make sure you read…

finally treating my anxiety

March 1, 2018
finally treating my anxiety

I am not a mental health professional. Anything I share here is simply my journey and my story with my mental health. If you want a background on my anxiety, you can read the post I shared in June of 2015. For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with anxiety. I am going to share what life has been like for me over the past year as…

family photos – winter 2017

December 29, 2017
Outdoor Family Photos Winter 2017

We finally got family photos done, for the first time since Ben’s newborn pictures back at the end of March. And I love, love, LOVE how they turned out. It was 70 degrees the Monday after Thanksgiving. Which is UNHEARD of for Illinois. I am obsessed with this location. It’s about an hour from our home, so we shot with a different photographer than we typically use. She…

here’s to 2018

December 29, 2017
Ben and Blaire in August

Typing 2018 is WEIRD. Where did 2017 go? It doesn’t seem like it was a whole year ago that I was pregnant with Ben and we were soaking in every minute left with Blaire as our only child. Personally, 2017 was a great year! We welcomed Benjamin. We welcomed the baby girls of three of our best friends (within only two months of Ben being born). Jason’s role…

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