My Selfish Problem | Motherhood

I’ve been debating for so long on whether or not to share this but then when I finally got an indication that this is truly a helpful and relatable topic with other moms, I felt like the green light was right in my face..telling me GO, it’s time to share this and don’t wait another minute. This…

Anna + Chris | Kill Devil Hills Maternity

I’m pretty sure that it was an easy out to blame crying all the time on my pregnant hormones last year, but when I started tearing up at Chris and Anna’s maternity shoot here in the Outer Banks recently, I had no excuse 🙂 The truth is, growing with a client that becomes a friend…

Maternity Leave-ish | Business Owning Mamas

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been lucky enough to read some sweet and trusting emails from moms-to-be who own their own businesses wondering how long they need to take for maternity leave when their new little one arrives! Being your own boss is SUCH a blessing in so many ways, but as so…

Leaving + Taking from 2015 | Welcome 2016!

I know a lot of people write out resolutions for a new year, and I know it gets a lot of “well you should be doing this stuff all year, not just waiting and planning for the new year to start!” — but some of us are “fresh start” people and if you feel like…

Today We Meet You | Little Autumn Jean

Today is Thursday December 17– I wrote this on Thursday December 10 at 11pm 🙂 One week before THE date! 🙂  One week from today, hopefully at this very moment in a dim and quiet hospital room…I’ll be kissing that little face. I’ll be holding you, talking to you, talking about best girlfriend stuff and getting…

Extreme Nesting + Preparing for Baby! | Pregnancy

They are not kidding when they talk about nesting being a THING. I’m already a mama bird fluffing up this nest on the weekly, determined to keep things generally neat and organized and manageable…but a new baby coming into our life? WHEW buddy..step aside here come the detail oriented lists and tasks galore. Let’s DO…

Surprise Reflux Battle With Pregnancy Three | Pregnancy

This post is pretty specific, but it’s something I never EVER had any idea was possible during pregnancy. You read the books, you browse the phone apps, you read the weekly “here’s what’s coming!” and reflux is one of those symptoms you read but it doesn’t have anything beside it really telling you how potentially…

Your New Life | New Mom Series

In a sea of “get sleep while you cans” and “goodbye to your freedoms!” — I’m gonna be your sunshine today, new mamas 🙂 Almost without a doubt, on every pregnancy announcement, pregnant status, etc on social media..there’s “that guy” — the one who has to write something other than congrats, they have to write…

It’s Been SIX Years | Mama’s Getting Fit!

When I sat down and thought about the last place we had a gym membership, my jaw dropped. I was thinking of it, the last time me and Mike walked into that recreation center in Norfolk near Ward’s Corner to work out together…meaning we lived in Archer’s Green apartments and I was waiting tables still..yes,…

Bye Nausea! | Pregnancy Series

I COULD NOT BE MORE THRILLED to be writing this! Two days ago, I woke up and it was gone. It was gone!!! I bought a new vacuum cleaner because our broke and oh sister, I vacuumed the entire downstairs, down the the baseboards and even took a magic eraser and cleaned the disgusting dirt…