15 Newborn Baby Essentials: What Got Me Through Our First Month

I have several friends who are expecting, so I thought it would be fun to share the list of items that got us through our first month! Many items came recommended from friends and family, so I want to pay it forward. I will preface by saying this: every baby is different and what works…

My Ultimate”Nesting” To Do List

My due date is one month away and I am freaking out officially nesting ! I've spent the last several weeks wrapping up freelance work, handing off projects and freeing up my calendar for this. It's beginning to feel very real. From the moment we found out we were expecting, I knew I needed some free time…

No, I’m Not Having Twins. 6 Ways to Stay Confident in Your Third Trimester

It's a rite of passage for every pregnant woman, and this week I finally experienced it: rude commentary from a stranger. Story time! After the gym I popped into the grocery store to pick up a few things. The cashier, a pleasant woman in her early 60's, smiled enthusiastically when her eyes landed on my…

Follow The Fall Foliage to Connecticut’s Giuffrida Park

Growing up in Washington state, fall and winter storms are nothing new or surprising.  I grew up on Whidbey Island, in a neighborhood dotted with tsunami evacuation signs. Winter didn't always bring snow, but it almost always brought power outages, high-wind warnings, debris in the roads and frequent school delays. I find it funny people…

My Second Trimester Recap

When I started this blog I promised myself I wouldn't fall into that huge statistic of bloggers who eventually quit because they stop posting content. But this pregnancy has been a busy one! In the last two months alone we've traveled to four different weddings in three different states (yay Kevin/April, Joe/Lauren, Kenny/Kim and Bobby/Jenna!), moved…