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

It’s Okay If You Don’t Enjoy Every Moment

I am back after maternity leave!! Thanks for being patient with me and hope you enjoy this blog post! Enjoy every moment. That's what they told me when they discharged me from the hospital after I gave birth and became a mom. That's what friends and family said as they commented on my photos of … Continue reading It’s Okay If You Don’t Enjoy Every Moment

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

Slow Down & Be Present With This Version Of You

Remember to stay present with this version of you. This is a reminder I am telling myself right now. Recently, I've been somewhat freaking out about becoming a mom. I've been so excited for so long but with my due date approaching in just over a month, I'm starting to feel all the fears and … Continue reading Slow Down & Be Present With This Version Of You