Mama Mondays: Sleep Deprivation

January 8, 2018

Recently, I’ve begun trying to change Graces nurse to sleep association. We’ve been experiencing more interrupted sleep than usual because of this & while I’m used to being slightly sleep deprived at this point in motherhood, I definitely embarrassed myself more than usual the other day!! We ordered New Years cards & that morning I had finally finished addressing them.…

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January 5, 2018

Watching: Spotlight on Netflix. I don’t recall hearing about it, but it’s a good movie focusing on Boston in the early 2000’s and the news team that broke the story about the Catholic church covering up priests who were molesting children. Definitely a bit heavy, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Reading: Nothing! I have a few books that I keep…

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How I Save Hundreds On My Phone Plan!

January 4, 2018

Saving money is something we all try to do, and I’m happy to share the way we save hundreds of dollars on my cell phone! When cell phones really became prevalent, it wasn’t such a bad deal. You’d sign a two year contract and receive a free phone! At the end of two years, you could upgrade for free by…

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Christmas Morning

December 26, 2017

Our first Christmas morning with Grace was perfect! Low-key & quiet at home, with a constant stream of holiday movies in the background and lots of FaceTime with family. At one point, Brian mentioned that growing up, his family would always have cinnamon rolls and argue about who gets the center bits. Naturally, I immediately look up a recipe on…

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Gift Ideas For Moms In San Diego

December 21, 2017

Real talk – I love the holidays but get major stress thinking about what to get for people! Similarly, when people ask what to get me and/or Grace, I go blank. I started keeping a note of ideas that would pop up so I could reference them. Which is basically the only way I remember anything these days – notes!…

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December 20, 2017

Watching: Chef’s Table on Netflix is my go-to during the day. I like having something playing that is educational and inspiring, albeit educational and inspiring for me more than Grace, but I’ll take it! Once Grace is asleep, I usually go for something more fluffy. I just finished The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I’m so sad it’s over. I don’t…

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Buy Nothing

December 14, 2017

Have you heard of the Buy Nothing project? A few months ago a friend of mine mentioned she had joined the local Facebook group for our neighborhood. I love the idea of having this easy way to connect with my neighbors & try to move away from the very American way of buying all of the things! The basic premise…

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Mama Mondays: Breastfeeding Tips and Tricks

December 11, 2017

Before I had Grace, I knew that I really wanted breastfeeding to work! I had done enough research to know that while breastfeeding is natural, it doesn’t always come naturally. It was one of the topics that classes are available on while you’re still pregnant, but I resisted taking the class. I felt like it was a little silly to…

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Mama Mondays: What’s A New Mom To Do?

December 4, 2017

The best thing I’ve done for my sanity since becoming a mother has been joining mom groups. So many mom groups, hah! The first one I ever went to was a breastfeeding support group that we still go to. If you aren’t local to San Diego, I recommend googling for a group in your area and choose one that is…

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My Experience With An Onbuhimo

November 27, 2017

An onbuhimo is a traditional Japanese style waistless carrier. You can use it for a back or front carry, and it is designed for babies 15-35 pounds who are sitting unassisted. It seems like everywhere I look on social media lately, I’m seeing more and more about onbuhimos! I hadn’t heard of this kind of carrier until Sakura Bloom came…

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