eleanor

07.22.2016

Learning Different Baby Cries + Talking to Your Baby

As a new mom, learning my daughter’s cries has been challenging at times. You go through the roster of things and question: Is she hungry? Tired? Or just way over stimulated? Recently, I started reading an amazing book called Secrets of the Baby Whisperer. It’s all about learning how to communicate with your baby. I am starting to really identify her cries with the help […]

07.20.2016

Summer Sips: Spiked Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

Celebrate summer and National Blueberry Month (July) with this cool blueberry lemonade recipe — spiked with a shot of vodka! First, you’ll want to prep your fresh blueberries by freezing some overnight. Then, when you mix your beverage, the blueberries will act as mini ice cubes, without watering down your drink. Genius! For more blueberry recipes, check out this blog post, which highlights 12 more recipes […]

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07.18.2016

Getting Real About Childbirth, Breastfeeding and the Baby Blues

I want to get real with this post. I am gravitating toward more mommy bloggers who tell it like it is, and tell their raw stories, which I can relate to so much. So, in the spirit of that, I want to get raw, and down and dirty. Are you ready? Here we go.

stay at home mom

07.15.2016

My Choice to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

As I sit here at my desk contemplating if I will finish my whole cup of coffee, I look around at the photos that surround my desk and smile. I am hoping I can finish this cup before my daughter wakes up. Or even this blog entry. Lately, my life feels like one day just rolls into the next. I am the one here 24-7, […]

07.13.2016

Breakfast Smoothie Recipes: Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Fresh, fruity smoothies are a great way to treat yourself without a ton of calories or added sugar. They’re also a great summertime breakfast—no hot cooking necessary! I like using strawberries and bananas because strawberries give you antioxidants and bananas give you potassium. But you can follow the general recipe below using any fruit you like!

07.11.2016

Summer Salads: Grilled Watermelon Salad Recipe

Summertime is all about grilling… everything. And that includes watermelon! This grilled watermelon salad recipe simply screams summer, making it a great side dish for pretty much any backyard affair. The spinach, feta, and balsamic glaze really balance out the sweetness of the watermelon nicely—yum!

07.08.2016

12 Blueberry Recipes for National Blueberry Month

It’s National Blueberry Month! But, blueberries are in season all summer long, so it’s a good time to be thinking about how you can incorporate them into as many recipes as possible. Here are several recipes that feature the nutritionally beneficial blueberry: Super Blueberry Smoothie Recipe: Blueberries are an excellent antioxidant and a great addition to almost any morning meal. If I’m not sprinkling them […]

07.06.2016

7 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

July is National Ice Cream Month! Basically, this means it is your duty as an American to eat ice cream all month long. To help you with this noble cause, I have rounded up a selection of homemade ice cream recipes I’ve concocted over the years. To view the recipes, simply click the recipe names below. And, I’m including an easy-to-share, printable recipe card for […]

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07.04.2016

What Coffee Now Means to Me + 5 Coffee Recipes!

Before having a baby, coffee was not as meaningful as it is to me now. I wouldn’t freak out if there wasn’t any milk for the already-brewed coffee. And now? Well, for example, the other day I actually went to ask my kind neighbor for a cup of milk, because coffee is now that important. Now, I am lucky if I get to finish my […]

Eleanor and her Dad

07.01.2016

Postpartum Advice + Tips for New Dads

Eleanor is almost 2 months old — wow! I seriously can’t believe it’s flown by! Learning my daughter’s cues, cries, and slowly appreciating the life I have come into has made me love being a mom more and more everyday. I’m slowly accepting my new body, and appreciating the beautiful life it gifted us! I honestly could not do it without my husband by my […]

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