Silas’ Birth Story

This post contains the story of my home water birth with my oldest son.  It’s about the moment I became a mama!  I remember spending hours pouring over birth stories I found online trying to figure out how labor would be.  So, in a way, this is me giving back to that!  I hope this post finds some mama somewhere, nervous about birth, and shows her that she already has within her what she needs!

All photos in this post are credited to Foothills Midwifery. There aren’t many of the actual labor because, well, it was ridiculously fast for a first time labor.

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Homemaking Hack: MEAL PLANNING!

When Dylan and I were first married, it was really hit or miss what nights we’d have a meal cooked or what nights we’d be having teriyaki or pizza. Over the years, I’ve really come to love cooking and planning out my week.  There are so many parts of homemaking that I still need to work on (a lot… hello mount laundry).  But as a working mama I do have a few systems in place that really help keep life flowing.

By far the biggest time and money saver has been meal planning! Y’all, this post is longer than my others because I give a lot of helpful things I’ve learned along the way, so get ready.  Read More »