What Being a Mom and College Student Taught Me!

I had to meal prep, breastfeed, birth a baby, do my school work, work online, and stay on top of my relationships constantly. It can get hard fast. I encourage you to take bits and pieces and apply them to where applicable in your life!

Here are the top things I learned being in college and a mama to back to back babies!

Survival Guide: Thriving with 2 Under 2

“How can there be too many children? That’s like saying there are too many flowers.”

- Mother Teresa

Having children close together is a blessing in itself! There is a lot of patience, routine, organization, and dedication that goes into running a somewhat smooth routine!

Podcast For The Everyday Mama

I have a secret… I hate how we make motherhood look like we need coffee, wine, complaining sessions, and unhealthy diets to get through our “horrible, unfulfilling” days with our children and life. I want to introduce a new concept…

We can live fulfilling lives without alcohol to cope, negativity sessions with friends, fast food 24/7 for comfort eating, or a coffee addiction to function (my coffee addiction is just for the flavour because DUH!).

One step to changing our mindset is ultimately through personal growth.

Surviving Bed Rest with 2 Under 2

You are not weak for needing time to rest.

Here is my bedrest story summed up if you are unaware.

**** if you have any triggers in regards to pregnancy and/ or pregnancy loss, I advice you to scroll passed my little blurb, and go directly to the numbered tips!

5 Rules Of A Successful Relationship

I promise it won’t always be easy. There will be days where we fight, especially over stupid things, like who left the porch light on. Who left the coffee pot on again. Forgetting to pack my favourite scrunchie on our day trip.

What is the best relationship advice you’ve ever been given?

3 Ways I Reduced My Anxiety

“Cast your anxiety on Him; because He cares.” 1 Peter 5:7

I have been in your exact shoes.

I remember the days where my anxiety and depression would weigh me into the springs of my bed, almost making it impossible to get out.

I remember wearing soully pajamas or sweatpants to school because I had no energy to put on “real clothes”, or get ready.

I remember at 17 waitressing late at night, babysitting early in the morning, completing high school a semester early, and struggling to pay the bills. My anxiety was at an all time high, and I spent almost every waking moment hating life, exhausted, and asking: Why me?

How To Overcome Being A Hot Mess

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” (which includes getting your poop in a group!)

Often, we get tangled and forget to look at the big picture. Trust me, I know it can be so hard to think of the big picture, especially when something else is absorbing you. College assignments and reading building up, the kids are on melt- down mode all day, your partner is working overtime this whole month, or you are overwhelmed from life in general.

I have been there when all of the above is going on!

Happy First Pregnancy

Looking back, I wish I had more guidance how to be happy during my first pregnancy. Not worrying, not stressed, not scurrying. Just happy. Here are my tips that will SAVE you: confidence, self care, therapy, nutrition…

My Biggest Tips For Successful Breastfeeding

The absolute first thing I want to say is this: fed is best. No questions asked.

Scientifically, we do know breastmilk is better. It is the biological fact of life.
But, formula is such a wonderful aide to mama’s who need that extra support, and to babies who need to be fed!
I wanted to add a disclaimer that I am not bias or hold any judgement to those who do not breastfeed. But, as this is a post about breastfeeding, let’s leave the formula chat behind :)

Now, here is to what you are really here for! Here are my tips to a successful breastfeeding journey: