Before all this coronavirus craziness really began, we were lucky enough to have some special visitors! Matt's Grand Aunt Rebecca arranged for a sister trip to Virginia Beach for her and Matt's Grandma Penelope to meet our new baby. At the time the trip was booked, they didn't know the baby would be named after… Continue reading Grandma Penelope Meets Roelyn Penelope
When your 2.5 hour labor forces you to give birth in the car, it can be easy to assume that medical intervention was not an option. While this was entirely true (read my whole birth story here), there was actually a lot of work that went to preparing myself for a natural, med-free birth. I… Continue reading How I Achieved a Natural Birth (and You Can Too!)
We were speeding through the tunnel when I reached between my legs and could feel the baby's head emerging. I literally grabbed the "oh shit" handle and Matt made it to the emergency room doors just in time for me to deliver the baby in the car in the parking lot. Before Labor I had… Continue reading I Gave Birth in the Car: Baby Launstein is Here!
A girl named Cambri and a boy named Porter, and a team green baby on the way. How could we possibly come up with another unique name that we loved as much theirs?! I scoured baby name sites, Instagram pics, and even foreign country popular names to find the most unique name to fit our… Continue reading Unique Baby Names
I wanted to start by sharing that I used to absolutely hate reading. The only reading since I graduated high school were my had-to-read college textbooks and a pregnancy book when I was pregnant with Cambri. I was inspired when talking to my friend, Maria (@MillenialFashionista). Our talks are in part what inspired my online… Continue reading Balanced and Barefoot Book Review
"I took a test and I guess I'm pregnant." You can imagine the surprise we had when Chloe shared this bit of information. I was already 3 months pregnant with our third baby that we planned. Chloe is my sister-in-law who lives with us, so you could probably say there is something in the water… Continue reading Chloe’s “Beards or Bows” Gender Reveal
If you have not been on YouTube lately, you might have missed the multiple "Yes Challenge" videos. My kids are obsessed, and after a week of a new bedtime routine and good behavior, we decided to partake. This day and age, it is especially important to make positive family memories with your kids, but we… Continue reading Making Memories: The YES Challenge