Apple Picking in Southern California

Apple Picking in Southern California

It’s just not the same. Being an east coast native, I have been spoiled with space. Always parking spaces, rarely traffic, and fields of apple trees of all different kinds. The orchard I grew up going to was called, Cider Hill Farm, in Amesbury, MA.…

Infant Essentials: Ten 0-12 Month Must-Haves

Infant Essentials: Ten 0-12 Month Must-Haves

I know — this post is WAY overdue. In less than two weeks my little one (LO) will be two and here I am talking about infant necessities. BUT, many people in “my circle” have or are having their first child, so I thought this…

Leveling Up as a Mom

Leveling Up as a Mom

It’s 7:30 a.m. My significant other (“SO”) has left for work and I stare down at my son as he reaches for the TV remote saying, “dat.” This past week we were all taken out by a cold, first my SO, then me, now my…

The isolation of motherhood.

The isolation of motherhood.

I am alone 90% of my day. Even though I go to the gym every day and have friendly “hellos” with the women at the daycare and the other women in the classes, I rarely have full, meaningful conversations with other people. Apparently, it’s the…

Self-Care Checklist

Self-Care Checklist

Find time for yourself! Here’s a self-care checklist♥ When I lived in Ashfield, MA, after I decided to leave graduate school, I went to a weekly mothers group. Let me set the scene. It’s January, cold, snowy, and overall uninviting. The house that the mothers…