Breastfeeding and pumping are the hardest, most disciplined things I’ve ever done in my adult life. In my decision to exclusively breastfeed Hendrix I have encountered bleeding and damaged nipples, mastitis, clogged ducts, latching issues, and oversupply all in the first month! I felt compelled to write this post because 1. I wanted to document the journey 2. have found that there is so much solace in knowing you aren’t alone (I’d love for you to feel like you are not alone if you have had difficulty) and 3. I have found so many great resources in my quest to breastfeed like a boss that I want to share with you.
Now that 2017 has come to an end I have taken some time to reflect on the year. A sort of report card or progress report on how I did as a mom, wife, friend, human being. Of course we all have things we can improve on and all of us start off really hopeful on New Years day, but then life happens and you lose sight of the change you wanted to make. In 2017 I went through some major life changes, had some great experiences and some not so great experiences, and I am taking time here to share what I have learned and sprinkling in some cute photos of the family that we recently took at the Christmas Tree Farm.
All that’s left on my Christmas list to shop for are those few people I get hung up on every year that are difficult to shop for. You know the type: the friend that literally has everything, the boss that gave you the Christmas bonus, the brother-in-law that is low key your favorite person in the whole family. In my quest to check these last few people off my list, I am rounding up 3 ideas perfect for the difficult to shop for people in your life. Great for a variety of budgets but the best part is the Tile I am giving away at the end of this post! Enter to win today and get it before Christmas if you win!
You all know by now that your girl loves a good themed party! For my holiday cocktail party I am trading in my texans t-shirt and sneaks for a cocktail dress and French cheese and wine for a fun French inspired holiday twist for my guests. If you want to class-up your next house party with a little French flair, check out my 3 tips for creating the perfect cheese board.
For those who don’t know, my husband Cameron is a professional photographer in both fashion and lifestyle photography. I asked Cameron to give me a few takeaways on how to take awesome photos of your kids so that you too can capture those fleeting moments. The best part, you don’t have to be a professional!