• Postpartum

    Postpartum Depression: The Signs of Living with PPD

    With every pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through drastic changes. At the end of each pregnancy, women experience different forms of postpartum healing. Some women experience postpartum depression and each level of depression varies from woman to woman. Postpartum depression also can strike at different times after baby is born. For me, I truly realized I was battling postpartum depression around the time my son turned four months old. To be honest, I was probably experiencing it sooner, but I didn’t want to admit it. Therefore, I wrote off all those feelings as something else. As a first-time mom, I really did not understand what was happening to my body,…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    7 Tips for Choosing the Right Daycare for Your Little One(s)

    Finding the right early childhood education environment for your little one(s) can be a stressful process. There are several questions floating through parents’ minds when it comes to which facility would be the best fit for their family: How many days will I need to have my child in care? How much will it cost? How will I be able to trust a stranger with my child? How do I know if I’m choosing the right place? As someone who has worked in the early childhood education setting, worked for a state licensing agency, and have searched for the right daycare for my own child, I have put together a…

  • Baby

    Little Boy

    A letter to my little boy… Your baby belly hangs out from underneath your nine-month-old shirts (which has been happening for a couple weeks now) and you’re not even eight-months-old yet. I can’t help but to want to eat you all up and kiss that little tummy just to hear you giggle with excitement. You are determined to accomplish something new everyday and it’s super frustrating for you when you don’t meet your own expectations. In that sense, you’re exactly like me! But don’t be too hard on yourself, baby; you’ll keep practicing and excel next time! To have your innocence would be such a blessing. You see your little…

  • Baby

    Two Months

    Becoming a mom is an experience that is difficult to describe in words. There are so many emotions that go into everyday as your baby learns and grows and the small milestones they meet bring you such joy. As I sit here holding my little boy after a feeding, I can’t help but to take him all in; his smell, his wiggles, his little grunts as he sleeps, and realizing that he’s heavier than yesterday. These moments are numbered because before I know it, he’ll be all grown up. How has it already been two months since my little boy entered this world? The newborn stage is over for him…

  • Uncategorized

    Next Chapter

    Texas has been our home since 2013 and throughout our adventure here, my husband and I have created some incredible memories. We’ve also added some pretty great friends who’ve become an extension of our family and couldn’t be more thankful for the experiences we’ve had. But now, it’s time to close our Texas chapter and it’s time for the next chapter. It’s bittersweet for us to realize our time in Texas is limited. The greatest memory we have of being in Texas is the day our son was born and the many friends who helped us prepare and celebrate his arrival. Since that day, we’ve come to the realization that…