Marriage

10.09.18

What I Learned During Our First Year of Marriage

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was …

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was the best day (actually, it was the best weekend) of my life. Then I blinked and a year passed, and here we are in our house with a 3 month old baby. We were married less than a month before finding out we …

Motherhood

09.20.18

Adjusting to Life as a New Mom

I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious. Being a new mom …

I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious. Being a new mom and the identity shift that comes along with motherhood is really hard. It’s also the most amazing thing in the world and I still can’t believe how much I love this little person. Now that I’m 2.5 …

Motherhood

09.12.18

Newborn Essentials: What I Relied on the First Two Months

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a …

Now that Margot is two months old, I feel like I have a good sense of what does and doesn’t work for us. I definitely have a less is more attitude when it comes to all that baby stuff. Or at least I think I do. There was a point where …

Motherhood

09.07.18

Why I Broke Up With My Pediatrician

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a …

If you follow me on instagram, you know we were dealing with a bad case of baby acne this week. I realize acne might not sound like a big deal but she was especially fussy, her entire face was red and inflamed, and it seemed like she was in pain.

Motherhood

08.21.18

Our Favorite Baby Names

I named my future children when I was in high school. Or at …

I named my future children when I was in high school. Or at least I thought I did. My daughter would be Kate or Charlotte and my son would be Jack or Will. Then I found out I was expecting an actual baby and nothing felt right. I wasn’t stressed …

Motherhood

08.15.18

Let’s Talk About Newborn Sleep, Feedings, and Fussiness

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up …

The first two weeks with Margot were so easy. Ok, so waking up 2-3 times each night left us feeling a little tired, but she slept all day and barely cried. We were on that new parent high – completely obsessed with this tiny, perfect person. We’re still obsessed but …

Motherhood

08.06.18

One Month With Margot

I’m not sure how it happened but Margot is already one month old …

I’m not sure how it happened but Margot is already one month old and I got some time at the computer today. She’s napping in her bassinet but just made a little noise so I’ll probably need to take a break or five. This should be interesting. July 6th was …

Motherhood

07.24.18

Your Labor, Delivery, and Parenthood Questions Answered

Last week, I asked what questions you had for me about labor, delivery, …

Last week, I asked what questions you had for me about labor, delivery, and having a new baby. It was my plan to share my answers on instagram but so many Qs came in that it was just easier to share them here. You all had so many questions about …

Motherhood

07.16.18

Margot’s Birth Story

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my …

On July 6, 2018 at 10:11 AM, I became a mom to my sweet baby girl, Margot Rose. I still can’t believe I did it and really can’t believe how magical epidurals are. Meeting her was the most beautiful, amazing moment of my life and today, I’m here to share …

Motherhood

06.22.18

The Big Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy, averaging less than …

I’ve done a pretty terrible job at documenting this pregnancy, averaging less than 1 post per month and not really sharing regular updates. But here’s the thing: I am so, so excited to become a mom and cannot wait to meet our daughter. Had I spent every day throwing up …

Motherhood

06.05.18

My Baby Registry

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby …

In case this isn’t super-obvious, I am not an expert on anything baby or motherhood and I don’t know what I’ll actually end up using those first few months. But you wanted to know what I registered for and I have lots of friends with babies who helped me put …

Motherhood

05.21.18

Nursery Update: A Touch of Blush

We’re finally in our new house and are about a month-and-a-half away from …

We’re finally in our new house and are about a month-and-a-half away from becoming parents! I wasn’t 100% sure if the cane daybed would take up too much space but decided that since I’ve loved it for years, I need to make it work. It’s such a versatile piece – I …

Motherhood

05.11.18

12 Cute and Colorful Baby Toys

It’s no secret that I don’t have a lot of color in my …

It’s no secret that I don’t have a lot of color in my home. And yes, I plan to stick to a (mostly) neutral palette in our next home because that’s just what I like. But with a baby coming, there’s naturally going to be some color in my home …

Motherhood

04.30.18

My Baby Shower

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower …

A few months ago, my mother-in-law generously offered to throw a baby shower for me (and her granddaughter-to-be) and I couldn’t say no to celebrating our baby girl. We got together with family and friends on Saturday and it was so special having everyone come together – more so than I …

Motherhood

04.25.18

Where I Registered for My Baby Shower

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking …

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking what stores I’m registering at and what some of my favorite things on my registry are so far. Since I am just a few days away from my baby shower and about two months away from the arrival …

Motherhood

04.20.18

Let’s Talk About Baby Names

Shocker – we haven’t decided on a name yet. It’s something we’ve talked …

Shocker – we haven’t decided on a name yet. It’s something we’ve talked about but I don’t feel rushed to assign a name to someone we haven’t met yet, so there’s no real sense of urgency. But now that I’m in my 3rd trimester (29 weeks) I feel like we …

Living

Motherhood

04.16.18

Life Lately: The Everymom is Here!

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t …

After months of working on a brand new site – something we haven’t done since we launched The Everygirl back in February 2012 – I am so excited to announce that The Everygirl Media Group’s newest website, The Everymom is live! When Alaina and I found ourselves expecting our first babies just …

Interiors

Motherhood

04.01.18

Nursery Inspiration: Let’s Talk About Wallpaper

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself …

With my baby shower less than a month away, I recently found myself lost in a sea of baby gear and somehow ended up looking at nursery decor for our non-existent nursery. Having a room for our baby girl may be a few months away, but it’s been fun to …

Finance

Marriage

03.20.18

How We Manage Finances Now That We’re Married

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I …

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I talked about how we managed our finances those first few months. We’re hardly experts (as in we’re not experts at all) but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year, then our wedding ($$$), …

Marriage

03.19.18

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During My First Pregnancy

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 …

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 weeks of the most brutal exhaustion I’ve ever felt, I thought it would be a good time to recap a few lessons I’ve learned the past 5+ months. I never want it to seem like I am …

Motherhood

03.07.18

Why I Was Afraid of Becoming a Mom

I’ve always wanted to be a mom, but it wasn’t until very recently …

I’ve always wanted to be a mom, but it wasn’t until very recently that I felt close to being ready. And I’m not sure you’re ever really 100% ready anyway since a few days after we got back from our honeymoon, we talked about maybe holding off for a few months to …

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