All in Motherhood

Mom Guilt - On Letting Go

I recently posted a poll on my Instagram where I asked how many moms out there feel mom guilt on a DAILY basis, and 78% answered YES. 60% of poll-takers said that they feel guilty every time they do something for themselves. Every time! This made me so sad! These answers got me thinking about where this guilt comes from, and what we can do to lessen it. I think overall we are all trying our best as parents and mothers. If we're truly trying our best then why are we so hard on ourselves? 

34 weeks!

Well I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again...where did this pregnancy go?! I never could've imagined how fast it would fly by while having a little one to chase around. Lately I have been missing being pregnant with Ollie because there's nothing quite like being pregnant with your first

Botanical Gardens

This past weekend we went to Madison for a celebration of life for Adam's uncle who unfortunately recently passed away. It was a beautiful ceremony and I was amazed at how many people were there to tell incredible stories of his uncle Jim. He will definitely be missed. It was actually great to see cousins and aunts/uncles on that side of the family who we don't get a chance to see very often! On our way into Madison we stopped at the botanical gardens and if you are ever there in the spring or summertime I think this is a must see! 

Arizona!

Well we officially just took our first family vacation to Arizona! Both Adam and I have always loved traveling and have wanted to make it a part of our kids lives too. He was starting his fellowship in Integrative Medicine which is mostly online, but requires a couple of week-long trips out to Tucson, Arizona to learn from the teachers there. Tucson just happens to be where my grandparents live for half of the year so they generously offered for us to stay with them while Adam was in school! We extended our trip for a few days since we were already heading out there and got to do lots of hiking and sightseeing together before Adam's program started. 

Six Months!

Ollie turned six months old this month! I cannot believe how fast time has flown since becoming his mother. I feel like he's somehow always been a part of me and I can't imagine my life without him. Part of the reason why I started this blog is to remember the little things; my favorite things about this period of our lives! Those things are so easy to forget and they're the ones that I always want to come back to and remember.