Real Postpartum Experiences

Seven Real Postpartum Experiences I Didn’t Expect

During my third trimester, I all of sudden became very anxious about the postpartum period. I was primarily concerned with the physical recovery, so I read lots about it to prepare myself. As it turned out, I had very little to physically recover from thanks…

tacos carnitas, mango salsa, red cabbage slaw, cilantro crema

Tacos de Carnitas with Mango-Pineapple Salsa, Red Cabbage Slaw, & Cilantro Yogurt Crema

I grew up in England, and after moving to Canada my very English mother would occasionally make us “tack-ohs”- a.k.a. one of those crunchy taco kits from the supermarket with shredded iceberg lettuce and cheddar cheese. As a notoriously picky eater, it was a small…

Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways

Have You Tried Sweet Potato Toast? Here’s 4 Easy Ideas

This week, two life-changing things happened: 1) We invested in a MamaRoo for the baby, and 2) I made sweet potato toast for the first time. The MamaRoo (which I refer to as the baby spaceship) has allowed me to put my movement-loving spawn down…

Dear Peanut

Dear Peanut

Dear Peanut, It’s been a whole three weeks since you came into the world. I really want to write “kicking and screaming” at the end of that sentence, but the truth is you came into this life a bit purple and quiet. I don’t know how…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

So, I’m a bit of a psycho. While five months pregnant and full of raging baby hormones I decided that I needed to perfect a chocolate chip cookie recipe for my unborn child. You know, the one that wouldn’t actually even taste a cookie for another…

DIY Change Pad for $15

DIY Change Pad for $15

Friends, let me tell you the story of this DIY Change Pad. When I first started planning our nursery, I really thought I would be able to power through the entire thing in a weekend and emerge on a Sunday night with a pristine styled…

Frozen Cake Anna Elsa Olaf

Frozen Birthday Cake

This weekend’s project was a cake request for a friend’s little girl: a Frozen birthday cake for someone turning five. Of course- no one can escape the Frozen phenomenon, even several years later. And of course, Elsa and Anna are her favourite (why can’t they all…

neutral natural nursery inspiration

Neutral & Natural Nursery Inspiration

Does anyone else feel like time speeds up in the second half of pregnancy? I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever, but when I look at the calendar and realize there’s only five weeks left I don’t understand where the time has gone! Days are…

Real Post-Baby Body

Pregnancy, Body Image & Mental Health

In our culture, we have an attitude towards pregnancy that appears at first glance to take the pressure off of women, at least for a while. Not the physical pressure, which will be crushing your bladder/intestines/ability to sleep for the duration of your pregnancy, but the social…

Neutral Woodland Baby Shower

Life, Loss, & Baby Shower Details

Today, I wanted to share baby shower details from this past weekend, but it seems the universe had other ideas… Life is a funny thing. It has a way of building us up and tearing us down in an unstoppable cycle, somehow striking a balance that…