A mommy blog

A mommy blog

Month: March 2018

Charlie Rae Calliou; A birth story

Charlie Rae Calliou; A birth story

January 18th 2018, 10:30 pm Oh bedtime. How did my sleep become such an enemy to me? When this pregnancy began it was such a relief to lay down and rest my tired body and mind. Now, every evening is a chore. As I lay […]

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love my crockpot. I cook at least one meal a week in it, usually on the day that I am the busiest. It is such a weight off a busy mom’s shoulders to be able to dump a bunch of ingredients together and let […]

Charlie’s DIY St.Patricks day photos

Charlie’s DIY St.Patricks day photos

Happy St. Patricks Day! Taking cute and heart warming photos of your little ones is part of the joys of motherhood. While it’s great to have professional photography done, not everyone can afford it all the time. Even if you can, sometimes you just cant […]

Second Trimester Maternity Photos

Second Trimester Maternity Photos

I love looking back on my pregnancy photos. The memories of discomfort and heartburn are slowly fading and now I just remember the beauty and excitement of it all. When my cousin first approached me about taking my photos I was so excited. She gave […]

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Every morning my house is a mess. After dinner, when Kaylon is home, all of the cleaning gets pushed to the side and forgotten. Evenings are for family. Evenings are for relaxing. Evenings are for eating dinner and lounging on the couch watching netflix together […]

DIY Maternity Photoshoot

DIY Maternity Photoshoot

Throughout my pregnancy I took photos of everything. I have lots of progress pictures of my belly as it grew, and I was lucky enough to work with my cousin multiple times for maternity sessions as well. But one day at home I was browsing […]

The haaka breastpump; what it is and how to use it

The haaka breastpump; what it is and how to use it

This is a Haaka breastpump. It is a manual pump made of food or medical grade silicone that suctions onto your breast to collect milk. My Haaka one of the best products I bought in preparation of my new arrival! I first heard of the […]

Why putting my newborn on a schedule failed, and 5 tips on how to do it right

Why putting my newborn on a schedule failed, and 5 tips on how to do it right

Look at that gorgeous sleeping baby. Her chubby cheeks slay me; she’s just too cute. It makes me laugh when I look back on this picture of her, fresh and new, and think about how I thought that I was going to have her sleeping […]