I want new parents to get everything that they need, but as soon I get in that baby section, my brain stops working properly and there’s a lot of mental squeals and daw’s, sniffing and maybe even some crying. So here are some practical gifts that will keep you out of the baby section and mom will be for give you for [even be grateful that] you veered from the registry.Read More
About two years ago, I had an overwhelming desire for LESS. Less stuff, less money spent, less on my to-list, less stress. I began getting rid of anything that I could. In the process, I learned how much I had that I didn’t ever need and how much that we could actually live without. My first purge of “things” in our home, hurt. I got rid of items that were expensive and purchased for our children, but they just weren’t practical for keeping around based off of their amount of use.Read More
There are so many sacrifices made that no one tells you about in becoming parents, but the suffering of your partnership; lack of communication, closeness, and intimacy are things I had no idea would change in my marriage. I NEVER dreamed that a baby could build an invisible wall between what my husband's and I relationship once was and what it would become. Plus, it's such a gradual change that it's almost undetectable until the wall is completely built. Allow me to share my experience.
Typically, a newborn session is prescheduled with a tentative date that falls within 7 days of the due date. Pregnancies of multiples rarely run full term, so I knew they would be early. Jenna let me know her late April due date, but shared that her doctor was expecting them in February with some solid time in the NICU after, so to still expect them home around their original due date. I marked my calendar for April 21st, knowing full well that would change.Read More