• Misc,  Trying To Conceive

    Our TTC Journey: Chemical Pregnancy

    This post is a little painful to write, but since I’m being honest about our TTC (trying to conceive) journey, it needed to be written. A little background about our journey: Our first son, Caleb, was born in December 2017. My partner was 34, I was 30. This was my first pregnancy of any sort. We weren’t trying, we weren’t not trying. At that point, we had been together since October 2014. My menstrual cycle resumed back in October 2019 – that same month, we started trying to baby number two. We were torn on if we wanted another child or not, but decided if it happened, it happened. Fast…

  • Misc,  Trying To Conceive

    Our TTC Journey (for baby no. 2)

    When you are trying to conceive, it’s always disappointing when you start you period. Especially if you are feeling pregnant or are so certain that this cycle was your cycle. It’s funny, I never really dreaded the onset of my menstrual cycle until recently. We got pregnant with Caleb by chance. We weren’t trying, we weren’t not trying, it just happened. It was perfectly timed, honestly, and we were ready for it. But we want to expand our family and it is either now or never for us. We are both getting older and if we are going to have a second child, we want them to be somewhat close…

  • Celebration,  Misc,  Toddler

    Trick-Or-Treat With Us + Sensory Activity

    This was Caleb’s first time trick-or-treating. Even though he was walking last year, I just had him stay with me and pass out candy. This year was quite the adventure for him though! When he went to his first two houses, he was quite skeptical. But by the time he hit his third house, he had figured out what was going on and loved it! Running around going “More houses, more candy!” By the end of the night, he was running from house to house dragging Robb. Check out this video for more fun:

  • Celebration,  Misc,  Toddler

    The Teal Pumpkin Project®

    We are a teal pumpkin family. The Teal Pumpkin Project is about “raising awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food trinkets and toys to your treats, making Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters.” We’re fortunate that none of us, Caleb included, have any known allergies at this time. But several of Caleb’s friends have allergies or intolerances toward certain foods. We became a teal pumpkin family even before Caleb was born. I love Halloween but dreaded the thought of my future child having all that sugary candy. In looking for alternatives, I stumbled upon the Teal Pumpkin Project and instantly thought that the idea…

  • Homemaking,  Misc

    Hurricane Dorian Hits Home

    In ranking extreme weather that impacts us here on the Carolina Coast, hurricanes fall slightly under tornadoes. For me, it’s the unpredictable nature of tornadoes that scares me. Your neighbors house could be destroyed while you escape with no damage. Hurricanes, on the other hand, are a little more predictable. Usually you can determine the strength and the path with a slight margin of error. Hurricanes you can try to evacuate because you usually have advanced notice. We see a lot of hurricanes around here. While I haven’t evacuated before (and I’ve only stayed in a shelter once), that doesn’t mean that I won’t. When there is a hurricane heading…