2018. Post 16/100. We flew with M quite a bit. Her first flight was a supposed-to-be-6-hour-but-turned-into-8-hour flight to Maui for her grandpa's wedding at 6 weeks old. That was pleasant. Then on the redeye back they left the cabin lights on the entire time because there was a centipede on the plane. That was also … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: Plane Rides & Jet Lag (Part 1)
(Reposted from 2016. It's funny the prophetic word I had in here b/c B + 3 are nothing like M when it came to sleep!) Chad and I both have type-A personalities and thrive on routine, schedules, and to-do lists. It seemed to be a no-brainer that we would, for our own sanity, try to … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: 3 Tips for Babywise Success
2018. Post 15/100. There is lots of talk among young moms of the dreaded 4-month "sleep regression." If you Google it, you can even find horror stories about children not sleeping for weeks and blog posts linking to $1,100 crib gear to help you survive the regression. But fear not, friend. I'm here to tell … Continue reading Baby Sleep Series: 4-month Sleep Regression
2018. Post 14/100. Chad preached a great sermon last weekend on discipleship from Titus 2. Since then, I've been thinking a lot about the type of woman I am becoming, especially when he dialed in on the character of older and younger women: "In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, … Continue reading Who am I becoming?
2018. Post 13/100. We cut out all screen time for M this week. I used to be REALLY uptight about screens because they're overstimulating, addicting, and are far from beneficial for babies' development. The AAP even recommends keeping ALL screens off for babies younger than 18 months. But then we entered survival mode. I was … Continue reading Screen Time Detox
2018. Post 12/100. Sooooo I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. angry at the world and at my life. It was "just one of those mornings." I picked a fight with Chad, spilled pumped milk all over my rug (which I managed to blame on Chad, who was at work), cursed in … Continue reading When you don’t want to fight
2018. Post 11/100. I've been teaching Pure Barre for nearly 7 years. I started in May 2011 down in Los Gatos, California, and then transferred to the Vancouver, Washington studio after moving up to the northwest in 2016. Pure Barre is a barre-based total body workout that's low impact (easy on your joints) but super … Continue reading Pure Barre: 5 tips for your first class