Baby Banks - You sure made an entrance into the world! Making it a better place with more love! Born Tuesday May 17th, 2022 at 5:41am Weighing in at 8lbs 6oz and 20.83 inches long. Quick back story Sunday I felt awful, super nauseous all day, couldn’t eat anything! Very unexplainable. My in-laws brought over… Continue reading Banks’ Birth Story – Second Unmedicated Hospital Birth
As a practical minimalist I want to share the things you do NOT need in your hospital bag. I have been through two births now, one lasting over 24 hours (12 at home and 12 at the hospital) and the other lasting barely four hours. We went into our first and second labor and delivery… Continue reading 11 Items You Actually Don’t Need in Your Hospital Bag
I started this series last week with why you should talk to your toddlers and teens about reproductive health. Check that out here! This week I want to share what to talk about. Let's dive right in. Four Topics to Cover Topic One - Anatomy & Biology Toddlers vs. Teens For toddler parents, keep it… Continue reading Toddlers, Teens and Reproductive Anatomy – What to Talk About
As a middle school health teacher I've had the pleasure of learning how to teach about reproductive health. I truly LOVE it! It has opened my eyes to the challenges that many young teens face when it comes to understanding their body. Most teens want to to be educated, even though they seem shy or… Continue reading Reproductive Health – Five to Talk to Your Teens and Toddlers About It
How often do you feel overwhelmed, overstimulated, and can't shut of the noise (physical or mental)? Multiple times per day? Not often? What if I told you it is not your kids causing the overstimulation. That's actually not possible. A person cannot make you feel a certain way because the cool thing about our feelings,… Continue reading The real reason you might be overstimulated – its not because of your kids.
How to create boundaries to enjoy motherhood, while having a career. I have been through some major struggles before figuring this whole working-mom thing out. So I say all of this with true compassion and love! For almost two years I struggled with the overwhelm and anxiousness around the work-life balance. It wasn't until recently… Continue reading Working Mom Boundaries
I'm sure you've seen all the Instagram posts and things being shared about how awful and hard it is to be the default parent. I know I have. To be mildly harsh, I'm over it. It plays off this victim mentality that we are the victim of our kids. We aren't and I refuse to… Continue reading Being the “Default Parent” and Choosing to Love It!
Towels How many do you really need? I have downsized ours to two towels per person. We generally hang dry them after a shower for a couple of uses and then toss them in the laundry basket. I also try to keep up with laundry and have found a routine of doing laundry that works… Continue reading 3 Bathroom Items to Declutter – This Weekend
Instruction Manuals Every time we get a new appliance or electronic it comes with an instruction manual. However, we live in the world of YouTube and you can find just about any "how to" video on any of your household electronics.vBrand websites have guides and manuals as well. Just ask yourself "have I ever used… Continue reading 5 Things to Toss Out – In 3 Minutes or Less
1000 Hour Outside - Challenge Accepted! We are diving deep into the outdoors this year. We are 10 hours in, only 990 more to go! Even in these first few days we've faced our challenged. When I've asked Cyrus if he wants to go outside I was greeted with a "No". When we got out,… Continue reading 1000 Hours Outside – How we are making it happen in 2023