As I reached the end of my pregnancy, I started to get frustrated with my body and started to have serious doubts that I would be able to handle or deal with child birth this time around. When you get pregnant the first time, you really have no idea what giving birth will be like. … Continue reading She’s FINALLY Here!
When my son was born I will be honest, I didn't really think too much about the cost of items because we had so many generous family and friends who bought us just about everything we needed. As my son grew older however I started to realize how crazy expensive kids are. Now that I … Continue reading Thrifting for Baby!
I've got a new found interest in filming videos rather than typing. So every now and then I will be posting a video instead of a blog and I will link it here on my website. Please find me on YouTube: Inspire Aloha I recently got around to packing my hospital bag. I'm at the … Continue reading What’s in My Hospital Bag?
With my first pregnancy, I blogged about everything that happened. The aches and pains, tests, complaints, all of it. I've come to find out that it has helped quite a few people. I contemplated for awhile if I would continue to blog through my second pregnancy, but days turned into weeks and weeks into months. … Continue reading 35 Weeks: Since I’ve Been Gone
Hi Friends! I know I sort of just dropped off the face of the earth and you may (or maybe not) have been wondering what the heck happened. It's weird how life will throw you a curve ball just when you get into the groove of life. Things had just been settling down, and we … Continue reading Has Anyone Seen Thay?
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." -- A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh Around this time of year, we realize we should be extra grateful or extra thankful. We know that Thanksgiving is just one day, but we should should gratitude 365 … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude: Unexpected Moments of Gratitutde
For the last few months of the year, I feel like I am always shopping. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, multiple birthdays, etc. It just keeps on going. I will say that I actually ENJOY buying presents for other people. It's so much fun, sometimes I take it WAY over the top and end up making a … Continue reading The Great Shopping Conundrum
Meltdowns are becoming increasingly common in our household. I'm not entirely sure what the reason is, maybe It's that time of the month (all month long?), maybe I'm becoming a mom to a threenager. Did you know that was such a thing? A threenager? I had been hearing about it off and on for a … Continue reading Threenager? Myth or Reality?
Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, next to my birthday. I look forward to halloween every year, and every year I DIY our costumes. I've been DIY my halloween costume since I graduated from high school. My mom, grandma and aunt all sew, but did they teach me? I taught myself to sew, … Continue reading Paw Patrol Inspired DIY Costumes
My son is a picky eater. I shouldn't say picky, he actually eater a wider variety of foods than my 19 year old sister. When he was just starting to eat solid foods, I was one of those moms who thought she would make all of his baby food jars just gross me out. And I did … Continue reading Picky Eaters: 10 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating