Fitness, Pregnancy

First Trimester Workout Program: Pregnancy Weeks 4-12

Congratulations, you are having a baby! But now you are researching everything from what not to eat, how your body will be changing, and finding out your first appointment with a doctor probably won't even be until you are 8 weeks along! This stage of life comes with lots of excitement and lots of uncertainty.… Continue reading First Trimester Workout Program: Pregnancy Weeks 4-12

Baby, Book Reviews, Family, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

9 Books to Read Before Baby Arrives

Are you pregnant and have no idea what to expect? Your first appointment with a doctor may be months away, but luckily there are lots of options at your local library (or even on that Hoopla app). This may be my third pregnancy, but I recognize I am no expert and there is still so… Continue reading 9 Books to Read Before Baby Arrives

Food, Pregnancy, Recipes

Knocked Up Smoothie

The name is enough to say it all...but I didn't come up with it. In preparation for Baby #3, I have been doing LOTS of reading. This being the first baby we planned for, I have really put my best foot forward when it comes to nutrition and preparation. I stumbled across a great book… Continue reading Knocked Up Smoothie

Food, Pregnancy, Recipes

Blood Building Juice for Pregnancy

Would you drink a blood builder juice that contains beets? That's a question I posed to myself while reading The Mindful Mom-to-be by Lori Bregman. This renowned Doula shares all her best pregnancy advice, including lots of recipes to grow the healthiest baby and keep your body strong and prepared for labor. Neither her or… Continue reading Blood Building Juice for Pregnancy

Baby, Family, Kids, Lifestyle, Vlogs

A Very Special Announcement From Our Family

Before we got married, Matt and I both agreed we wanted three kids. When we got married, we were "surprised" when our natural family planning recommended by the Catholic Church didn't work. We had dated long distance for three years and were finally living together, getting to know each other on a whole different level… Continue reading A Very Special Announcement From Our Family

Family, Travel, Vlogs

Branson, Missouri Family Vacation Vlog + Places to See

What do you think about bringing together 4 sisters, their parents, their grandparents, their husbands and boyfriends, their husbands and boyfriend's families, and their kids all under one roof? It sounds a little bizarre, but it is exactly what you can expect from our family. Last year I planned the best trip ever to Pigeon… Continue reading Branson, Missouri Family Vacation Vlog + Places to See

Family, Lifestyle, Travel, Vlogs

I Bet You’ve Never Seen a Travel Vlog for Ulysses, Kansas

I must really love my sister. I mean, why else would I offer to drive with my mother and two toddlers on a crazy road trip from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Ulysses, Kansas just to visit her "nothing-to-do town?!" Just for reference, Siri tells me this trip is 23 hours of drive time and 1,584… Continue reading I Bet You’ve Never Seen a Travel Vlog for Ulysses, Kansas