Love Your Body Through All Stages

We live in a society where baby rolls and chunky thighs are cute, but are looked down upon on a mother who just gave birth. Moms are expected and pressured to "bounce back" after having a baby and are shamed if they haven't quite yet lost their baby fat. We don't think about the mental … Continue reading Love Your Body Through All Stages

Despite Your Grief, I Hope You Can Find Your Joy

It's hard to believe that it's been a whole year since my mother passed away. Time has flown by this year, but yet it still feels like it was just yesterday that I was getting the call that she died. But I don't like to think about that day often, and I know my mom … Continue reading Despite Your Grief, I Hope You Can Find Your Joy

Focus On What Fulfills You

Overnight, I gained a new identity. I went from being Ivy at 7 PM at my induction, to a mom at 5 AM when my sweet baby girl made her entrance into the world. This identity was unknown to me, even though I had been preparing to become a mom for over 9 months. All … Continue reading Focus On What Fulfills You

Embrace The Unexpected

Sometimes the unexpected is exactly what you need. I had to learn to do a lot of letting go for my birth and for my postpartum journey. The day before I gave birth to Charlotte, I wasn't feeling much movement and the hospital confirmed my concerns. I was devastated and heartbroken that they said I … Continue reading Embrace The Unexpected

Finding The Light In Every Year

As we enter a new year, many of us spend time reflecting on the past year. We think about all that we have endured, all that we had longed to do but didn't, all we accomplished, the highs and the lows, and all the moments in between. As I did my own reflecting, my most … Continue reading Finding The Light In Every Year