Grocery Shopping Tips

Not that long ago, we lived paycheck to barely paycheck. One way I trimmed our budget was by monthly menu planning and very carefully planning my biweekly grocery shopping trips. ⠀ It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite grocery shopping and budgeting tips.⠀⠀1) Shop your shelves and then plan your mealsContinue reading “Grocery Shopping Tips”

Sleep – How I’ve Missed You!

From reverse cycling (nursing all night because she refused bottles at daycare) to being failure to thrive to plain old bad sleep habits, Frankie rarely slept through the night in the past 4 years. ⠀⠀When I started the gentle sleep training journey with her a month ago, I quickly found that she settled down fasterContinue reading “Sleep – How I’ve Missed You!”

Maternal Mental Health Week

Maternal Mental Health Disorders, they take the color out of life. For several years, I suffered quietly through the pain and stigma of postpartum depression and anxiety. I knew there was something “wrong with me” but I was afraid to voice my thoughts. The overwhelming anxiety had convinced me that if I shared my concernsContinue reading “Maternal Mental Health Week”

Mile High Dinner At El Five

There are so many fun places to check out when you’re in Denver! The mountains, the mood, the atmosphere. Something about your attitude changes the minute you land in Colorado. It can be difficult to close where to go, especially when your stay is short. My friends and I only had the weekend to hangContinue reading “Mile High Dinner At El Five”

Coping with Postpartum Anxiety

Anxiety comes in waves for me. I can be fine for weeks, even months at times. Then a trigger happens and I find myself paralyzed. Unable to breathe, think, or cope with life. Ever since Kori’s failed attempt at the dairy ladder, I’m bombarded with random anxiety attacks. Reaching into my coping methods basket, groundingContinue reading “Coping with Postpartum Anxiety”