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

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

It’s Okay If The Holidays Aren’t So Joyful

It's okay if the holidays are hard for you.  I was always someone who associated the holidays with joy. The holidays always were a joyous time for me and my family. As I got older, it became less about material items or the food and more about the time spent with some of my favorite … Continue reading It’s Okay If The Holidays Aren’t So Joyful