First Birthday

One year ago today I saw you Earthside for the first time. I remember thinking that you were so much lovelier than the other wrinkly, shriveled newborns I’d seen before. You were perfect, and I was lucky enough to be…

Buying Beer In Chicago

We’re just kids. Legally adults, old enough to vote and order a cocktail, but young and full of foolish dreams. We just met a few months ago but our hearts fit together like puzzle pieces and we’re already picking china…

Here Comes The Sun

They say “cold hands, warm heart,” but I happen to live in Minnesota. They say “cold hands, warm heart,” but my hands are almost always cold. To be fair, my heart is almost always warm, too. I like to think…

Love Letter To Stay-At-Home-Moms

Hello there, mama. I’m sorry to bother you. I know how busy your days are. But I also know how much time you spend with a sleeping baby curled against your chest, scrolling idly through social media because you’re afraid…

Birth

7:30am I woke up the morning before my due date and thought I had food poisoning. I sat in the bathroom, waiting to throw up. I was having extreme stomach pain that came and went in waves and I thought,…

Growing Pains

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable. There’s weight where there wasn’t before, there’s pressure, things are growing and stretching and pulling. Your joints, your ligaments, your muscles and  skin and organs, all have to shift to make room. It’s painful, it’s beautiful,…

Papa + Moonbeam

My little Moonbeam is just like me in every way. She is a firecracker, she wants things done just her way and she isn’t above drool-crying when she’s displeased. She has big round full-moon eyes and a cantaloupe head, she…

Lactation Pumpkin Muffins

Hello friends. I’m not going to do the typical blogger thing where I tell you my life story, describe my muffins in excruciating detail, and include 50 pictures of a whisk and some eggs before I give you the recipe.…