Our Natural Hospital Birth

September 23, 2018

I am a control freak. Through and through. I take no shame in admitting that. And when a control freak has a birth plan, there are few things worse than when that birth plan doesn’t quite pan out. Call me crazy, but I’ve always wanted to experience a natural birth, not because I don’t believe in medicine or because I think medicated births are bad. Something about letting go of control for a brief period of time to allow my body do what it’s designed to do is rather cathartic to me. But what about the pain? Natural birth is really, really painful, right? Well, yeah, I wanted to experience that too. As someone who chronically suppressed emotions and lived in a state of “everything is fine” for the majority of life, I wanted the experience of a natural birth to embrace a range of emotion both physically and mentally. I have always been my own worst critic and the first person to doubt myself, so taking on the challenge of making it through birth without any intervention was such a special opportunity to prove to myself that I’m stronger than I give myself credit for. That being said, sometimes...

Asian Chicken Veggie Lettuce Wraps

March 28, 2018

Who doesn’t love eating a ton of veggies without realizing they’re eating a ton of veggies?!  THIS GIRL! I swoon over this recipe for several reasons: Packed full of... Read More

Pregnancy Loss: My Journey

February 13, 2018

You never think it will happen to you until it does.  And when it does, it is a moment that will change you forever.  The change isn’t necessarily negative,... Read More

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