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Family

The Aftermath

In the wake of illness and fatigue, the vacation laundry still needs to be done. I spent the last two days sleeping during nap time, but today, the cleaning beckoned. We had clothes strewn about every corner of the house because my children had gotten into our duffle bags, under…

Family

Grow Your Relationships, Set Down Roots

How have your relationships changed since having children? I’ve found that becoming a mother has distanced me from some people and drawn me closer to others. I had no idea how my parenting style could impact someone else’s experience and vice versa, which can also alter our opinions of each…

Motherhood

Which Parenting Style is the Right Way?

I’ve been hearing from several different influencers about their perspectives on parenting: dos, don’ts, things to avoid, things to accept, things to just drink wine about. I find it interesting that each person has different rules and reasons for implementing specific parenting techniques, but all of these parents swear by…

Family

Labor Day Weekend

Oh man it was a busy weekend! We celebrated my birthday. Hello 31! Another year, and yet I don’t feel any different. Each year sneaks up on me, and BAM. I’m one year older. I’m a bit pessimistic when it comes to birthdays. I feel like they all went down…

Family

A Weekend Away

Yev and I spent time alone this weekend for the first time since we had children. To be honest, I didn’t expect it to happen this soon, but boy was I grateful. It was really wonderful to pack a bag for myself without a single diaper or wipe in sight.…

Food

An Open Bottle of Rosé

I haven’t been feeling great the past couple of days, and I told Yev I wanted to write my article right after dinner, while the girls watch a movie and wind down before bed. I usually get 5 hours of sleep, 6 if I’m lucky, and it’s just not enough.…

Family Marriage

Parenting as a Team

I used to always get really excited about holidays because it meant time off to spend with my friends. Now, I’m excited Yev has work off, but holidays can definitely stress me out. It often means we’ll be at someone else’s house, chasing our kids around for the better half…

Family Food Papa Posts

Breaking Bread Together

As a growing family, it can be hard to manage everyone’s schedule, and our kids aren’t even three yet! As they get older and become busier, the chances of a shared family meal become slimmer. Statistically, family dinners are often relatively short, lasting around 20 minutes. Yet dining together as…

Body Image Food Pregnancy

Food is a Gift

I’ve struggled with my relationship with food for most of my life, but pregnancy had a huge impact. I learned that food is a gift, not the enemy. I spent several years, before becoming pregnant, with a nutritionist and therapist working through body image issues that stemmed from childhood. I…

Family Self-Care

It’s OK to be a Mess

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Sleep deprivation, a messy house, and toddler tantrums got the best of me. I’m finding out that loud noises really affect my sense of well-being, and I need to make more of an effort to take care of myself during the terrible twos. Now,…