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The Long Weight

The Long Weight

A journey of being pregnant with an eating disorder. 1st trimester vs 8 months Cute baby bumps, pregnancy glow and luscious hair… WRONG. Maybe I have shitty friends, but no one ever told me just how miserable I would be in my first trimester. As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thumbprint Tradition

Thumbprint Tradition

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When I first found out I was pregnant with a boy, my husband mentioned how much boys loved making me thumbprint cookies with their mama’s. On Christmas morning I remembered he said this and in a frantic hurry I threw together 3 dozen delicious as can be thumbprint cookies.  Of course Atticus can’t bake just yet, […]

Not your mothers birth

Not your mothers birth

My husband looked at me today and said, “I feel bad for your mother.” The first thing that entered my mind was, “great another person ganging up on me. “ Turns out he wasn’t ganging up on me at all. He was about to tell me how he felt bad for my mother, because I […]

Easy Ginger Soy Glazed Tuna, Chili Corn and Coconut Rice

Easy Ginger Soy Glazed Tuna, Chili Corn and Coconut Rice

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  Being a new mom is pretty hard work, I know I know, I’m preaching to the choir here, but I really didn’t expect to feel the time poverty of motherhood. In my attempt to be a great mom, wife and cook I have tried to come up with some easy menu items that are […]

About : Xza Louise

About : Xza Louise

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A sometimes housewife turned work at home mom to a darling little boy named Atticus.  I’m in my 20s, but an old soul at heart. I try to live life one day at a time and am constantly looking for ways to revamp our household one craft at a time. My husband, Kevin, and I […]