You Are Whole As You Are

There's been a lot going on in my family. Unfortunately, my father-in-law passed away two weeks ago and that's been shocking and challenging for us all. It's felt so unfair that we have lost yet another parent in such a short amount of time. Through all of this, I've had to find ways to support … Continue reading You Are Whole As You Are

Slow Down & Focus On What’s Important To You

Slow down and focus on what's important to you. This has become my new focus. I have always been someone who is a go getter and who often adds more to my plate than I can handle, but still find a way to get it all done. Becoming a new mom has proved that I … Continue reading Slow Down & Focus On What’s Important To You

When You Let Go Of Expectations, Magic Happens

When I released expectations, I began to love motherhood. I have spent countless hours on this new journey soaked in tears, frustration and sadness. Early on, Charlotte had pretty bad acid reflux that required her to be held 24/7 and led to crying and fussing around the clock. It all felt unfair. Why are friends … Continue reading When You Let Go Of Expectations, Magic Happens

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

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