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

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