This pregnancy is not like the other

Our second child is still a few months away from arriving, and I’m already feeling guilty about the lack of attention I’m paying her – at least in comparison to the first little human I grew.

When I was pregnant with our first, I read books and blogs and forums and all the handouts from my midwife. I sat around rubbing my stomach and researching what part of the baby was developing in my womb that week. I looked forward to my appointments, when we would chat about how I was feeling and listen to the heartbeat.

It’s slightly different this time around. Continue reading

An apology to everyone I talk to

I’ve been noticing something lately. I’ll walk away from a conversation, or review it in my head hours later, and realize I was only barely paying attention at the time. I missed an opportunity to truly connect with someone, or wasn’t the listening ear someone was seeking.

Sorry, everyone I’ve spoken to in the last few weeks.

Here are my excuses for this rather neglectful and rude habit I seem to have fallen into.  Continue reading

Monday meals: banana muffins

Let’s switch things up a bit and try a recipe that’s more suited for breakfast. Or lunch, or dessert, or really whenever you feel like. These banana muffins are flourless, white sugarless, made in the blender – and delicious! Seriously, they’re a win all around.

I like to make them mini-sized, so they’re a perfect snack for my daughter, though my husband takes a couple to work in his lunch too.  Continue reading


I recently saw a post from a mom that just had a baby and needed to go back to work. Now I know that everyone’s situation is different, and there are a lot of families that have to go back to work to just make ends meet. I can only imagine how hard it is, having to leave my brand new baby. And this is not a “my job is job is harder than yours” scenario . But her comment about “being a stay at home mom” didn’t sit very well with me.

 I wish I didn’t have to leave my baby,

but I don’t have the Luxury of being a stay at home mom.

Let’s just go over what the word luxury is first. It is defined as “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.” HAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Continue reading

Monday meals: mango chicken

This is another one I can’t take any credit for. Well, to be honest, there’s very few times I’ve thrown dinner together without help from someone. Sometimes it’s lovely food bloggers, sometimes it’s what I stumbled across on Pinterest, sometimes it’s recipe cards from my mom or friends. Even with all that inspiration – or maybe because of it – I’m really not good at coming up with my own meals.  Continue reading