Making memories with your kids is more important than vanity. I have an imperfect body, and with that I have an imperfect view of what a perfect body means. But guess what?!? My kids do not give a shit about what my body looks like. All they care about it playing with Mom at the… Continue reading Put On That Bathing Suit and Make Memories
Holy moly, this is a good deal! You all know I love Beautycounter, and I am a huge advocate of switching over to safer personal care products. Right now, they are offering a HUGE deal! Spend $150, get a Cleansing Balm ($80 value) or Citrus Body Oil ($73) for FREE! Now through Sunday, July 30th,… Continue reading An Easy Way to Switch to Safer Products <>
Every mom has this vision in her head of getting that perfect family photo to use in Christmas cards, show off to friends, get printed on a too expensive canvas to hang in their fancy dining room, and/or to end up doing nothing with because, well…life. I, too, had this vision in my head and… Continue reading The Hell of Family Pictures
I was feeling really good at about 6 months postpartum when my weight was lower than my pre-baby weight, but something wasn’t really sitting right with me. Actually, many things weren’t sitting right….or the same way they used to.
Ugh, can we talk about this thing called “mom guilt”? Are all moms born with it, and then it lies dormant in the inner parts of our souls until having a baby magically releases it to the surface? And not only does it just rise to the surface, it shoots out all over messing with… Continue reading F*ck You, Mom Guilt!
My sweet baby boy was 12 weeks old yesterday! This milestone meant that my time on maternity leave was coming to an end. I spent most of the week trying to soak in as many baby snuggles as I could because when else could I spend my days with nothing on my agenda but taking… Continue reading When The Going Gets Tough, Even The Tough Need To Drink Vodka
After all of the waiting, stress, and failed attempts at trying to induce myself, our baby boy is finally here! His birth story is a good one, and will probably make every other woman who has had a baby hate me.
When I went to my 39 week appointment and was told I could not be induced, I began to panic even more than I already had been. I was banking on the fact that I would be induced at 39 weeks and have a week to recover before we had to leave on our 11… Continue reading 39 Weeks 3 Days and My Doctors Hate Me
If you’ve been following along over the past few weeks, you may recall that we’ve been having some trouble sleeping in the Cowen Household. Our three year old has been trying every trick in the book to not go to bed, and she’s been coming in to our room pretty much every night. Well, last… Continue reading The Night I Became a Mean Mom
As I enter in my final weeks of pregnancy, I generally like to try and stock up on sleep as much as I can. I start getting pretty tired around 7pm and, with the encouragement of my husband, try to get in bed as soon as the kids are in bed. Seems like a good… Continue reading I Am NEVER Going To Sleep Again!