My Most Anticipated Read of 2020 ~ House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) 🌙

Holy jeeze. Okay, everyone who’s read any reviews I’ve written lately probably already knows that I am a HUGE Sarah J. Maas fan. It all started when I encountered the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, picking it up on an absolute whim when I was at the bookstore one day. It was myContinue reading “My Most Anticipated Read of 2020 ~ House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) 🌙”

Real Motherhood Talk ~ Never Have I Ever…

…been a fan of coffee. But, now apparently I am. #tiredmom No, just kidding, that’s not what this post is really about (although, I have been drinking caramel macchiatos and iced americanos from Starbucks a lot lately!). Before today, believe it or not, I had never been on a solo excursion with my almost 5Continue reading “Real Motherhood Talk ~ Never Have I Ever…”

Real Motherhood Talk ~ Perfection

I used to think perfection meant everything being in its place. I used to think perfection meant straight A’s, or being so good at your job that you’re lauded as “the best employee we’ve ever had”. I used to think perfection was synonymous with organization and order.  Well, now, these definitions have been forced toContinue reading “Real Motherhood Talk ~ Perfection”

Real Pregnancy Talk: The Woman’s Guilt, Part #2

My mom told me a story last night that got me thinking and made me feel like I needed to sit down and properly write this post.  She recently started watching the TV show A Million Little Things and is loving it. I don’t watch the show myself so I can’t profess an opinion onContinue reading “Real Pregnancy Talk: The Woman’s Guilt, Part #2”

Real Pregnancy Talk ~ Struggling Through the Fourth Trimester

Let’s talk about how hard the “fourth trimester” really is. I have to start out by apologizing for the fact that I haven’t done any writing on this blog for around the last three months. As you probably know if you’re a regular reader (thank you, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my green heart!),Continue reading “Real Pregnancy Talk ~ Struggling Through the Fourth Trimester”

Real Pregnancy Talk: My Birth Story: An Unexpected Emergency C-Section

“Even the best laid birth plans can go sideways.” ~ me, a few months ago Let’s talk about how it feels when your birth story goes completely off the rails. Remember when I wrote a few Real Pregnancy Talks ago about how even the most thorough and realistic birth plans can sometimes go awry? WelcomeContinue reading “Real Pregnancy Talk: My Birth Story: An Unexpected Emergency C-Section”

Understanding the Science of Stress ~ #JNGReads ~ A New Non-Fiction Favourite

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – Paradise Lost, John Milton I have always loved this quote from Paradise Lost. I have it written down in several notebooks, typed out on a sticky note on my laptop that I frequently scroll over,Continue reading “Understanding the Science of Stress ~ #JNGReads ~ A New Non-Fiction Favourite”

Real Pregnancy Talk: Suffering from Severe Anxiety

Let’s talk…or at least try to…about what it means to have severe anxiety while pregnant. I desperately want to talk about my struggles with severe anxiety here on this blog, but to be honest, I am afraid to. For the last week I have felt the urge to speak about how challenging the last 6Continue reading “Real Pregnancy Talk: Suffering from Severe Anxiety”