January Meal Planning Mama Challenge!

I took a little informal survey last month about what moms were struggling with, and so many of them listed meal prep and chores as a painful obstacle to happiness and fulfillment. Add to that the resentment of time spent shopping, cooking, … [Continue reading]

Where Should I Give Birth?

“Oh, you had your baby at home? Yeah, we were gonna do that, but we wanted our baby to live.” - Jim Gaffigan, Mr. Universe How are you feeling, Mama? Let's be honest: first trimester kinda sucks. Hormones flood your system. Your digestive … [Continue reading]

The Sh*tty Side of Pregnancy (Literally)

On the other end... My last post covers what you may be putting into your body, but there's also the topic of what comes out. Or doesn't. Yep, I mean constipation, one of the most annoying side effects of pregnancy that hits you like a brick. A … [Continue reading]

Can I Eat That If I’m Pregnant?

Ok, let's talk happy hour. By now the newness of pregnancy may be wearing off. How much reading have you done so far? The self-declared "bible" is What to Expect When You're Expecting. The subtitle should be "Horror Stories to Keep You Up at Night … [Continue reading]

Congratulations, you’re growing a baby!

Isn't that crazy? And exhausting! When you first get pregnant, your body kicks into baby-building mode by flooding your system with HCG. I like to think of it as a reverse hormone hangover (the higher your blood alcohol, the bigger the headache; the … [Continue reading]

Are You Crunchy Enough?

Hey Mama! Welcome to the crunchy club. I'm glad you're here. No matter where your crunchy path began (or if you're still trying to find it), you're in the right place. We're all doing the best we can for our kids with the information we have at … [Continue reading]