“I hate how much weight I’m gaining.” “My stomach looks terrible.” “These stretch marks are gross.” “I look like a whale.” “I’m going to hide under my clothes until I give birth.” These are a few sentences I heard from … Continue reading To: The Pregnant Mama, Take The Picture
Here I am, laying on the couch with a baby asleep in my arms and another asleep on my legs, I’m in heaven. Motherhood can be difficult but at times like these I’m grateful that I can experience it. Anaís … Continue reading 12 Wishes I Have for My Daughters:
It’s official princess, you’ve been chillin’ with us earth-side for half a year! Mama began planning your first birthday party yesterday. I’m overjoyed to see what new things you will learn, discover, and experience before you hit that big 12 month mark! However, I am in no rush for you to grow up. If there’s one thing I learned from raising your sister it’s that time is fleeting and before I know it, you’ll be a sassy, independent lady who wants to do it all. Where do I begin? We are still exclusively breastfeeding *fist pumps* and you have no … Continue reading Happy Six Months, Katya!
I saw mothers in TV shows, movies, at the mall, at restaurants, and on social media breastfeeding their babies, and I thought to myself, “How beautiful is it that she’s able to feed her baby from her own body?” There … Continue reading My Breastfeeding Journey with Katya: Why I Went Dairy, Soy, and Egg Free
When you become a parent, you unearth a love like no other and you discover that your heart can live outside of your body. A mother’s love is protective, brave, fiery, animalistic, and I take my role as a mother … Continue reading I Put My Husband Before Our Kids, Because Their Happiness Depends on Ours
How long have you been using that dish sponge? Do you replace your shower curtain every three months? When was the last time you washed your comforter or duvet? Honestly, there are many items in your home you should be … Continue reading When to Wash, Toss, and Replace: Household Version
Are you constantly checking your phone? Looking at your likes and comments? Checking the news or the weather? Did you pick your phone up to check the time but got distracted by something else and had to pick it up … Continue reading Logging Off Is The Best Decision You Will Ever Make
I enjoy winging it when it comes to cooking, inspiration strikes from a cooking show, a recipe book, or even while I am grocery shopping. I have been living a dairy, soy, and egg free lifestyle for the past three months and it has forced me to change my eating habits and pushed me out of my comfort zone when it comes to cooking. I have been using all of my culinary skills that I learned from my parents, my sister, and even my favorite chefs to create meals that fit these guidelines without lack of flavor. Shrimps are my … Continue reading Shrimp and Lentils Curry
Am I a good mother? I have been repeatedly asking myself this question for months. Parenting two babies is heavy and difficult to navigate because they both have their own needs, wants, and require different parts of me.⠀⠀ My patience has been shorter and so has my temper, I feel stretched too thin. I broke down at least three times over the past few months, hearing both of my kids cry at the same time and having to take care of one before the other has brought me to my knees more than once. I feel guilty, how can ones … Continue reading Am I A Good Mother?
Did you know that SIDS is the third leading cause of infant mortality? There are approximately 2,500 infants who die from SIDS in the United States, yearly. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can occur between one month to one year of age, but most deaths occur between two to four months of age. Scientists and medical professionals haven’t discovered the exact cause of SIDS but they have some ways that us parents may be able to prevent it. How terrifying is that? Not knowing is one of my biggest fears as a parent. After the birth of my first daughter, Anaís, … Continue reading Breathe Away Your Anxiety with Smart Beat