Gift Ideas for the New Momma

It’s been a little over 2 months since I became a new momma, therefore, I can hardly call myself a seasoned vet, however, there have been a few things I’ve learned to love over the course of these past 11 weeks. From my favorite swaddle blankets, to cribs, to bouncers, I’ve narrowed down a few…

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Meal Prepping Vs Meal Planning

Meal prepping during this day and age is all the rage. Maybe for good reason, but not all of us are equipped to enjoy a Sunday filled with multiple recipes and meals going on at once. Most of us like to enjoy what time we do have on the weekends without having to worry about…

My Last Bump Update

A few weeks ago, one of my wildly talented photographer friends and I caught up on life around some homemade pie. There is something comforting about a warm slice of pie and talking with a friend you haven’t seen in over a year. When the pie begins to melt in your mouth and the conversation…

My Second Trimester Update

Looking back on my second trimester, I am still in shock at how I reached 28 weeks of pregnancy already. Although my growing belly definitely gives me an hourly reminder, I still feel like I have so much to do before baby Emery arrives and my world is forever changed for the better. Justin and…

What’s The Hype About Probiotics?

Probiotics—a recent topic of interest among many people today. It seems to be another health buzz word around campus—taking probiotics via supplementation and food items. But what’s the hype about probiotics, and why are they just now coming into focus? They have been around for centuries, all throughout different cultures, in and around different parts…

Pregnancy Update: Food Aversions Turned Cravings

Wow! How is the time already flying by this fast? The past two weeks have really made a big difference when it comes to my physical appearance. The belly has officially made an appearance and it’s finally becoming pretty obvious to the public that I am pregnant. Prior to now, it was still confusing as…

What I Always Keep In My Purse When Traveling

  Whether I am traveling just for the weekend or any time longer, I always make sure I am prepared no matter the case. I’ve been wanting to do a post on what snacks I usually keep in my purse or backpack because so many people ask me how to travel while on a ‘healthy’…

The Top 5 Most Important Nutrients During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a wonderful time during a woman’s life but it’s not always a cruise driving down nausea lane. During pregnancy there are 101 things to remember in just a short amount of time. Remembering what foods to avoid, which to consume, making sure exercise is maintained daily, all while hot flashes and dizzy…

Baby Update: My Relentless Hunger

Sixteen weeks and baby is already the size of an avocado! Although it’s only been a week since my last update, I feel like so much has happened. From growing in size to relentless stomach growls of hunger to baby’s first flutter kicks (well sort of). This week I am sixteen weeks along in my…

Something Every New Mom Needs to Hear

I cannot believe the first trimester of my pregnancy is already over. It seems like only last week I found out I was pregnant with our first child. The emotions I was experiencing, still experiencing, and probably will never cease to experience makes me lean on faith throughout every day of this amazing journey. I’ve…