Category Archives: Pregnancy


This Rope Woven From Hope Is For You, Momma

The lowest, rock-bottom point in my postpartum anxiety battle was a quiet afternoon, as I rocked my then 9 month old daughter in herView full post »


25 Year Old Me Was Dumb, Part 2

Did you read Part 1?  Dear pregnant me, I know you think you have this figured out. You did your research, read the websites, theView full post »


25 Year Old Me, You Are The Dumbest- Part 1

Dear 25 year old me, I see you looking down your nose at the family who dared bring their toddler to a proper restaurant at 8 pm. Surely itView full post »


We’ve Still Got A Lot Of Fight Left- For My Fellow Warrior Moms

It’s June. It’s almost halfway through June! And I feel terrible that I’m just now writing about this, organizing, this,View full post »


5 Photography Tips All New & Expecting Parents Need to Know

I’ve been shooting with a Canon camera and lenses for almost 5 years now, so naturally I was pumped to work with them on a post toView full post »


Bringing Home Baby? Here Are Some Tips

Bringing home baby soon? Well, first of all, CONGRATS! Now, let’s talk life. With a baby. A BABY… IN YOUR HOUSE… CAN YOUView full post »


What I Wish I Would Have Known My First Pregnancy {Contributor}

Contributor Julie Forbes is back with some great advice for pregnancy first-timers. She just welcomed her 3rd baby, so she’s kind ofView full post »


When Parenting & The Internet Collide- What I’ve Learned

The internet has never not been a part of my life as a parent. Some of the first people I told I was pregnant were a bunch of womenView full post »


The Lasagna – A Story Of Love, Betrayal, Redemption & Rejection

Gather ’round, and let me tell you a tale- a hunt for lasagna that nearly ended my marriage. It all began on a Christmas Eve 2 yearsView full post »


The Case For A Menstruation Hut

I’ve been through this 3 times now with the same results, so I think I can consider myself an expert at this point. The 2nd periodView full post »


Creative Pregnancy Announcements- Did You Pull One Off? {Contributor}

Big news from contributor Julie today! I have never been able to pull off anything more than a blank stare to tell my husband I’mView full post »


Favorite Breastfeeding Products & Tips, Plus Video

I’m sharing some of my favorite breastfeeding products, tips, and advice.View full post »


Pregnant News Anchor Passes Out In Street, Signs Off To Be A SAHM {Contributor}

Julie Kroenig was living “the dream” as a morning anchor for WKRN in Nashville, but after exhaustion literally lead her toView full post »


40 Weeks 5 Days Pregnant Is A Lot Of Pregnant {contributor}

Today I share with you this very profound piece of writing by my friend, AND NEW CONTRIBUTOR (YAY! Ya’ll will love her!), Suzanne.View full post »


Postpartum Realities

“Why do I always forget how miserable I am after having a baby?” I asked Scott with tears in my eyes. It was a rhetoricalView full post »


Baby Baggage- What I Took To The Hospital

 It doesn’t actually take bags full of stuff to have a baby. Technically, you just have to show up, or not…View full post »


Lowell’s Birth Story

I’d been pregnant for about… 7ish years. In my head. Technically, I was 40 weeks, 5 days, but in my head? A full sevenView full post »



Lowell Scott Krause is finally here! Born at 40 weeks 5 days, on July 30th, 2013 at 8:14pm. He weighs 8 lbs 11 ounces, the same as bigView full post »


40 Weeks

According to the measurements at my 8 week appointment, this baby is due today. It’s the EDD I’ve gone with because it’sView full post »


Blinkbuggy- A Digital Documentarian’s Hub

This pregnancy, my 3rd and final, has likely been the most documented pregnancy when it comes to pictures. I may not have blogged muchView full post »


Still Pregnant! Pictures to Prove It

I awoke to several texts and Facebook messages and pings today, asking if I was in labor. After I rolled my eyes and hoisted myself out ofView full post »


All The Ways My Body Is Making Me Pregnant Rage

My recent shocking revelation that this pregnancy is very suddenly about to come to an end seemed to coincide with my body revoltingView full post »


Suddenly It’s The End Of This Pregnancy

Wait… not like THE END THE LAST DAY HAVING THE BABY RIGHT NOW. Not trying to alarm anyone. The baby is still tucked away up in myView full post »


A Letter To My 51 Year Old Self- A Listen To Your Mother Reading

Back in May, I had the honor of being on the 2013 Listen To Your Mother, Austin cast. I joined 13 other women and one man on a simple stageView full post »


Be Careful What You Wish For, You Just May Break A Toe

I thought long and hard about the recliner I was craving. It’s possible I obsessed. We shopped around, looking at various options,View full post »


A Dallas Great Wolf Lodge Staycation- Because I’m Too Pregnant To Leave

About halfway into this pregnancy, I thought, “Oh, we simply MUST take the children to the beach this summer!” I envisionedView full post »


HOW Do I “Enjoy” My Last Pregnancy?

Things have been quiet around here. There are dust bunnies hiding between my sidebar ads. I think a tumbleweed just blew across my headerView full post »


My HLN Debut- The Anti-Glamorous Pregnancy

Last week, from the comfort of our Great Wolf Lodge suite, my hair barely dry, I Skyped into the HLN studios to discuss “the realView full post »


I Keep Meaning To Blog, But…

Then summer keeps happening. And my 3 hours of productivity a day are often spent putting on andView full post »


The Case Of The Sinking Baby Belly

I don’t know that the way I’m carrying this baby has much to do with what gender he/she is. After looking at belly pics fromView full post »


I Crave The Recline

I have a new craving. Bradford Leather Rocker Recliner from Sam’s Club Don’t worry. I don’t want toView full post »


Let Us Sing You The Song Of Our People

Many things have changed from my first pregnancy to my 3rd. I eat sushi and drink coffee now. I started wearing maternity pants at 8View full post »


Netflix Is Probably Ditching Your Kids’ Favorite Show

As of May 22nd, like in just a few days, Nick Jr. programming (or anything owned by Viacom) will not be available on Netflix, according toView full post »


“I Eat Sand.” “Please Tell That To America!”

I think the first time I’m on national TV, I’m going to be telling the world that I eat sand. Sometimes. Just a littleView full post »


The Busy Life Cycle- Wash, Rinse, Repeat

I’ve fallen out of the habit of blogging. Like exercise, it’s something that always makes me feel better when I’m done,View full post »


The Hard Rock Hotel, Boobs, And Awesome On The Internet

It’s not what you think. Adding those things up in my title, it comes out to a different equation than the one I’m going toView full post »