Turn Around Blessings: What a Great Problem to Have!

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and like each year, I’m reflecting on the things I’m truly thankful for. I’m not one who believes a certain time of year or holiday should be the only moment to count blessings Continue reading

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From the Mouths of Mommas – #1

In this series we ask multiple mommas one question. The answers show the love, joy and struggles we experience each day, week, month, year or lifetime. Although the answers may vary, it’s clear we are working toward the same results: healthy, happy and loved children! 

When do you feel most fulfilled as a mom and why?

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Mentally Preparing for VBAC: 4 Tips

There are many factors that contributed to my successful Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC). I had multiple “ah-ha” moments in preparing for it. My mindset was incredibly different between my two deliveries because of Continue reading


Sunday Tips for Making Your Week Easier

As a working mom, I find it so much easier to take care of a few things on Sunday before we head back into the work week. It helps me to feel more in control and not so rushed on  the week days, especially in the mornings. Here are a few of the things that help me out. Continue reading


Thank You for Supporting My HBAC: A Letter of Gratitude to My Husband

After we welcomed Baby B into our lives, I worked through a flood of postpartum emotions. This birth was especially joyful and healing for me because I delivered our baby at home after a traumatizing c-section experience. Different feelings washed over me after her delivery and I found myself in deep appreciation and celebration over the way our daughter entered the world. Today I’m sharing the letter I wrote to my husband in expression of my gratitude to him for Continue reading


A Birthday Letter Tradition: N Turns 3

My baby turned 3 last week! I know I sound like a broken record (try hearing it inside my head…it’s even worse!), but this time is going so, SO fast. We had several great birthday celebrations (maybe I will remember to post about them this year!) and, like we always do, Seano and I took his birthday off to spend time and celebrate with him. Also keeping with tradition, I wrote N his annual birthday letter like I did here and here Continue reading


I’m a Bad Ass and So Are You.

It’s 7:59 on a Saturday morning and I’m just closing down my office. Yes, my work office…on a weekend. When I woke at 4 AM to nurse my baby I couldn’t stop my mind from racing. There are about 1 million things in my work world that need accomplished. Add to that the other million in my home and here I sit, taking care of one thing so that I can go on to take care of the next.  Continue reading


My Husband’s a Better Story Teller Than I Am

Well, maybe only sometimes. But man, my hubs can tell a story! Maybe it’s just me but his charming wit, passion behind the words he’s sharing, and his slight exaggerating nature makes for a good, good story. Facebook confirms this with the number of likes and comments he gets when he shares stories or reminisces about the activities of our son. Since many of our Jelly Bean Journals readers don’t get to see these lovely little anecdotes on my husband’s Facebook page, I thought I’d share a few of them in my post today. Continue reading


There’s a Hack for That: Bottle & Breastfeeding

Kerstin’s post last week about her choice to work and raise a family was a powerful one. Although there are tough parts, we both take pride in our thriving families and careers. She and I often talk about the blessings and trials of being working mommies. For me, one of the challenges is nursing my babies. Continue reading