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Atticus : A Birth Story

Atticus : A Birth Story

Most birth stories start out on one day and end within 6-40 hours. Mine is a little different. To really tell you my birth story we have to go back to November 9. Yes, that is a whopping 21 days or three weeks before I delivered Atticus.   After feeling contractions for a few days […]

What an honor

What an honor

My clients are often taken aback when after all is said and done that I thank them. They paid me to be there, but for me it’s such an honor that they choose me to be part of this special day. Birth is so personal and magical that being able to welcome new life into […]

Being A Mother Isn’t One Size Fits All

Being A Mother Isn’t One Size Fits All

I have had many jobs in my lifetime. I have graduated college, gone back to college as an adult, and tried my hand at different careers. There is no job as rewarding as being a mother, I think we can all agree on that. When you decide to have children, you have to decide on […]

Kid-friendly Taxidermy

Kid-friendly Taxidermy

I have a thing for faux taxidermy and when looking at countless blogs for nursery ideas I saw some really cute kid-friendly options. Most were DIY projects but if that isn’t your thing than there are a few sellers on etsy that have some really adorable ones for sale. I made mine for about 5 […]

teeny, tiny, babies.

teeny, tiny, babies.

I don’t think I’ve ever fully written out my twins’ birth story. I’ve written bits and pieces hundreds of times, but since I don’t know if I’ve completely processed the events surrounding their birth, it’s always been hard to put it all out there. So I’m forewarning you, this will probably be long, and it […]

The Best Brownies You Will Ever Have!

The Best Brownies You Will Ever Have!

My husband and I have a major sweet tooth. Basically, we eat dessert every night (doesn’t everyone?) We had a hankering for brownies so we rummaged through the fridge and pantry. We were almost out of our regular cane sugar, so we opted to use light brown sugar. This is a simple recipe that you […]

Oh how I Wonder!

Oh how I Wonder!

With 135,000 square feet of baby and kids clothing, toys, furniture and MORE Wonder! offers the Chicagoland parent a one stop shop that is artfully designed and seemingly well organized. Despite it’s sheer size, you won’t feel dizzied by the selection. They have most of the products a Toys R Us would have, but also […]

Alternative Method: Coconut Oil

Alternative Method: Coconut Oil

Finding alternative uses for everyday products is something I am passionate about. I use vinegar to clean the house and am not afraid to make my own detergent. When it comes to my babies skin, the same principle applies. Like many newborns, Atticus developed a dry and peeling layer of skin. I didn’t want to […]

Cajun Spiced Chicken & Shrimp Pappardelle

Cajun Spiced Chicken & Shrimp Pappardelle

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Today’s chores list was a mile long, but being a mom put a damper in all of those because Atticus needed a little extra attention today. There must be something in the air, because Atticus woke up at 10am and fed or fussed nonstop til he finally fell asleep at 3pm. So right when I […]