The practice of being present: How nature has brought me back to center

When I was 3 months postpartum with Holden, I stumbled upon an amazing hiking group for moms. For over a year, I was hiking with Holden 2-3x per week with amazing women from all walks of life. We laughed together, we cried together, and we sweated together. We were going through so many of the…

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Growing often and loving freely: Lessons from motherhood

A couple nights ago, when I was rocking Coven to bed, I noticed that he was clinging to me tighter than he ever has before. It was as if I could feel every part of his body pressing against me. For a busy 1 year old that never stops moving, this is new for him…

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Cove turns one: Remembering the day our boy joined us earth side

Tomorrow is Coven’s 1st Birthday. I’ve been in denial and really emotional about it. With the idea that Coven might be our last, my heart has been heavy thinking about all of the “firsts” and that they might also be the “lasts”. I’ve been busy prepping for his party tomorrow. The combination of having no…

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Take back your motherhood

Dear real-life mama: Not the pretend one. Not the one that hides behind a screen to make her life look like one out of a magazine. Not the one that is afraid of people’s opinions about who she is and what she really wants to say. Not the one that is desperate for anyone else…

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In the Know: Lactation Bars that Actually Work (and taste good too!)

When Holden was a baby, I had plans to nurse him for at at least 18 months. I figured I’d have no problem, since after he was born, I was a milk machine. I was pumping like I was going back to work (except I’m a WAHM – so I didn’t need to be pumping…

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I Could Cut it with a Knife

What do you do with the tension in your life? Do you shove the feelings or do you press into the hard places?

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In the Dry and Doubt

“Your life will be changed forever.” How many times did you hear this going into motherhood? I heard it so many times, that it actually lost its meaning. Well, duh, my life will be changed forever. I’m going from worrying only about myself, to having a tiny human that is 100% dependent on me for…

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