Anyone else's kiddo love Peppa Pig? Emily is currently obsessed with this dang show. She even oinks when she watches it and although it's freaking adorable it still doesn't make me like Peppa, haha. I knew she would love to dress up like her favorite pig and how cute is Brody as George's dino!?
So there's a lot of little baby belly in this post but come one... like how long am I going to be able to post photos like this without people thinking it's weird, right? Haha! I adore me some baby belly and baby booty but when we don't have a totally naked baby running around we have what you see, a diaper covered baby running around.
It's always so easy to write posts about the cute and silly things my kiddos do and say but trying to write something about me...now that's hard. But why is it so hard!? I remember before I had babies the whole world revolved around me and I loved talking about myself! But not anymore, it's like I've faded away into the background of my kids' lives.
Who here for some unknown reason does the same thing I did and NOT get any family photos for years? Years?! Yeah, I’m totally guilty of slacking which is strange since I literally take photos every single day, take photos on the side of clients, and just adore capturing our lives. One of the big reasons I haven’t wanted family photos is because I’m not secure with the way I look but I’ve had enough of that.
I remember when I was pregnant with Brody and hearing so much that the second time around the baby doesn't get as much attention, parents don't take as many photos, parents put the kiddo in daycare sooner... all kinds of things that people were semi joking about showing how much more protected parents are of their first baby. There are even those commercials showing the Mom handing her baby to an oil covered mechanic and her toddler standing next to her but showed how spotlessly clean she was with her first baby, haha!
One of the questions I get the most over Instagram and Facebook is about my photography. What camera do I use, how do I edit my photos, how do I get shots of our family in real life scenarios? I figured I'd break down my process for you and let you in on what I do for our family!
How many times have you tried coconut water? If you're like me then it's too many to count because no matter how it's flavored I can't stand the taste! I'm not sure what it is about coconut water but even though I know it has so many nutritional benefits I still can't get behind it. I see all kinds of people enjoying it and I feel like they must be faking it, haha.
We've all been there. All of us mamas at some point have lost. our. shit. There's no easy way to explain why and during that moment there's nothing we can do, or anyone can do, to fix it. I know I've felt like I'm the one who needs "fixing" before. Let's face it, being a mother is HARD
Ok, so does anyone else feel like we as mamas are always spending out time and money on other people? It's so true, right? I know that so much of my clothing budget goes towards my babies which I'm more than fine with, but sometimes it's nice to get ourselves a little something new, right?!
Nom Nom Nom!
As we all know I'm obsessed with sweets so I was on the lookout for a ln easy and super quick way to get my fix. Enter: Keto chocolate cake. I'm not going to get into any long thing before I get to the recipe so here we go:
What you'll need
With summer ending (finally) we wanted to take the babes some place fun to celebrate and have one last watery hoorah. Of course living in Indiana there aren't any beaches and oceans close to us so we looked for an alternative. Enter: The Great Wolf Lodge!
Oh happy day! It's Friday and both kiddos are at school (daycare) so I'm a doing a little happy dance with all my free-time, haha. I met up with a girlfriend of mine earlier and even though it's the official first day of Fall, Indiana has other plans. It's 90° today! Naturally once I got back home I threw my hair up in my good old mom bun so here show I do it... one minute or less!
Sometimes it's so hard to slow the heck down and take time out for you. Whether that means you and your babies or you as a person being alone, you need time, we all do! I know that Brody is our last little one so I've started to have a love/hate relationship with all the new things he's been doing. I love that he is becoming so independent and expressive but I also hate knowing that all of his firsts are now all of my lasts. It really makes me want to cry sometimes, just, please time-slow down!
It's official! We only have one measly week until Fall is here, my favorite season! I adore everything that Fall brings from the oversized sweaters and boots to the cuddles around a campfire. It really doesn't get much better for me over here in Indianapolis. After living in our sweltering hot weather for months the cool weather and earlier sunset are so welcomed.
Why is it that once you become a parent and your baby is a year or two old, you start wanting another one?! Is everyone like this? No, just me? I know I'm not alone. Scott and I are extremely fortunate seeing as how we have had two uneventful pregnancies and overall two good births, and two amazing and healthy little ones. Brody is 15 months old now, Emily is almost three and a half and the baby fever has set in yet again.
It's recipe day!
Sometimes, okay most of the time, I'm searching for ways to incorporate foods I used to love into our keto diet. Today I decided to try my hand at mozzarella sticks, the keto way! This recipe is super simple and took hardly any time really, other than 25 minutes in the freezer.
Here we go, what you'll need:
With summer coming to an end I really am looking forward to finding some fun things to do with Emily (and Brody of course) that don't include water. Living in Indiana there are definitely four seasons and Fall is by far my favorite! I'll be sharing 10 simple, fun, and CHEAP activities to do with toddlers today.
Fall is almost here! I absolutely love everything Fall has to offer in the Midwest from the apple orchards and pumpkin patches to the obligatory family photo sessions, movies on the lawn, and oh-so-many festivals! I wanted to share some perfect Fall/Winter clothing for toddlers that falls into the capsule wardrobe realm, which we all know I'm all about that of course.
Oooooooookay, you guys. So I wish this update was going to be all positive and be about how much I love being on keto and in ketosis and about how I've lost all this weight, but it's not. For the first couple weeks I did so great on keto, I lost 11 pounds, my husband started doing it with me because he was seeing my results. He was more into the mental clarity and energy aspect of the diet but is definitely loving the weight loss achieved!
Have you ever loved a piece of clothing so much that you just had to go back and get whatever it is in every single color they have? Well, that's me and this sweater, I'm obsessed! I found this sweater at Urban Outfitters by accident, tried it on and literally had to have it. I was kind of short on time when I found it so I didn't even realize that there were other colors right next to it too. I had this hanging in my closet for about a week before I decided to wear it out and I don't even know why because, come on, it's adorable.
Fun fact: Did you know September is National Honey Month? That's right, an entire month dedicated to this natural yumminess that kiddos love. Here in the Midwest it's starting to feel a lot like Fall which for me includes lots of chunky sweaters, boots, outdoor fun, cuddling, and lots of golden moments I want to remember forever.
I can't believe the day has come where both of my babies are out of the house during the week. It started with Emily going to school (daycare) about a year ago and now Brody. This past week Brody started going to a 9 am to 3 pm "Parent's Day Out" program. He doesn't even cry when I drop him off and goes right to his teachers. I remember Emily cried and cried, which hurt my heart, but Brody not crying hurts too! Part of me wants him to be upset, is that bad?
Yesterday I met up with my girlfriend downtown. Can I just say how nice it is to have both kiddos in school (daycare) for a couple hours to be able to get some me time in my life!? I was also super curious about what my hair would do with the humidity and wind being crazy. I just had a treatment on my hair that's supposed to help with the friz and my goodness it WORKS! I was so happy when I got back in my car and realized that I didn't look like a lion with a mane.