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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

I had a post scheduled for today, but after spending the morning tiptoeing through the tulips at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival I couldn’t wait to share pictures of this beautiful…

Neutral Baby Shower

Neutral Baby Shower Inspiration

I’m not going to lie, I am not one of those lucky women who loves being pregnant. In fact I’d go so far as to say I strongly dislike, perhaps…

DIY Gold Glitter Frames

DIY Gold Glitter Frames

I would consider myself a creative person- I love doing artsy things- cake decorating for example, totally up my street. Crafts, however? Not so much. I spend a good portion…

New Blog & New Baby

A New Blogging Home, and Some Exciting News!

The last six months have been quiet over here. I’ve been MIA from blogging. I haven’t been in the kitchen cooking up recipes to post. I have been cooking a…

embarrassed to exercise

I’m Embarrassed to Exercise, and It’s Bullshit

Two years ago I lost about twenty pounds by eating clean and doing high-intensity cardio five or six days a week. You know when I did that cardio? Late at…

drop the plus

Why #DropThePlus is So Important

If you have an Instagram account, you might have noticed the latest hashtag movement to take our image-fueled world by storm: #DropThePlus  Spearheaded by Aussie model Stefania Ferrario, the campaign is aiming to…

Bad Body Image

How To Say No To Bad Body Image

Log on to Pinterest or Tumblr and chances are you’ll quickly see images of beautiful bodies and ‘inspirational’ pictures to help you lose weight. Regardless of how the ‘ideal body’…

7 Things I’ve Learned In A Year Of Real Eating

I realized while I was working on this blog revamp, it’s been a whole year since I started writing A Year Of Real Eating. A WHOLE YEAR. It feels like…