A Letter to My First Born

My sweetest Ava, I hope you know how much you mean the world to your father and I, and to everyone around you. You are our first baby girl, the first grandchild, the first great-grandchild, first niece. It’s a lot to live up to. Your world is going to change though as you become a…

Low Carb Baked Chicken & Cauliflower Rice

This meal that I made for my family was a delicious, inexpensive, low-carb, healthy meal. I have always been a fan of cauliflower rice, and with the spiced rub seasoning on the chicken baked over the seasoned cauliflower rice — it was a delicious blend. Optional choices would be to add some steamed broccoli on the…

Nesting: Spring Cleaning & New Year

When you’re pregnant, the urge to start cleaning, organizing, reorganizing, and putting things together is intensified. More so I feel like during the third trimester when you’re in the home stretch. You wake up one morning (or middle of the night) and you pull out the duster and start dusting away at every corner. They…

The Home Stretch

At 30 weeks and 5 days, I’m starting to approach the home stretch of this pregnancy. The first time I was pregnant it seemed to go by so slow, but this time — well, I can’t even believe I’m already into my third trimester! How has the pregnancy been thus far? My thyroid levels have…

New Baby: Preparing #1 for #2

  In all my younger years, I never thought I’d soon be a parent of 2. Though the day I married my husband, I became a parent of 1 before I had Ava, so in actuality, I am about to be a parent of 3 (joint custody, so we see his son during every other…

Snowmageddon 2017?

Just when I thought spring was right around the corner, Phil the Groundhog had to go and prove he was right. We’re expecting a huge snow storm here in lovely Northern Virginia. We were getting lucky barely seeing any snow this whole winter. I guess it was a given we had to have one ‘snowmageddon‘.…

First Pregnancy vs Second Pregnancy

I’ve noticed a considerable amount of difference between being pregnant this time around versus the first time I was pregnant. For starters, I’m showing sooner and I’m way more tired this time around. Exhausted even. I have more energy, which I’ll explain further in a bit, but I am exhausted from cooking all day, cleaning…