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What to pack in your hospital bag

What to pack in your hospital bag

As an aspiring minimalist, I like to pack light. But I also make sure that I am well prepared. When I decided what to pack in my hospital bag for labor and delivery, I was equipped with some excellent advice from fellow moms. I found this advice to be invaluable. Today, as I finish packing for baby ...

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A Simple Birth Plan + Why Every Mom Needs One

Every expectant mother needs a simple birth plan. Even if the plan is just to "have a healthy baby". Here's why. Let me take you down Metaphor Lane. I went to the hair salon recently. I told my stylist that I wanted bangs. A super cute photo of another brunette with bangs inspired me and I ...

Getting Started with Backyard Chickens + Our Upcycled Chicken Coop

I am not going to lie, I think chickens are kind of gross. But after touring some outdoor classrooms in elementary schools, I was hooked on the idea of buying backyard chickens to create "unplugged, hands on" education in our own backyard. As with most of my ideas, the conversation with my husband, Mr. B., went something like ...

Why I Choose to 'Lean In' to Motherhood

This November will mark my second annual performance review. Despite the fact that I plan to shower the boss with gifts and cake—inevitably the outcome will involve some combination of screaming, general unpleasantries, and loving bouts of affection. Thus is the life when you enter your career as a Mother. Motherhood is not a job, ...

Why I Got Rid of My Wardrobe and Started a Wardrobe Capsule

This spring I got rid of my entire wardrobe and traded it for a capsule wardrobe. I did it because I have been wearing yoga pants as clothes for far longer than I like to admit–even before I had a baby. On a daily basis I actually have a delusion that I am going to ...

My Simple Birth Story + a Confession

I have to confess, I enjoyed labor and delivery with my first baby. Until now I haven't really talked about my first birth story. This is because it went so smoothly that it was seemingly not feasible for real, common-folk (myself included). My birth story seemed so different than many of the ones I had heard leading up to his ...