Monday, January 16, 2017

mama hood monday {the end of the fourth trimester}

hello there!

just feeling a bit sentimental today... our little j turned 3 months old recently and as i start to feel more like myself and see him grow in so many ways i'm stowing away the memories of that little nugget of a newborn that he was.

we have a bit of a rhythm to the day now. he eats every two and a half hours {somewhere a bouts} and is interested in a suggested nap about two and a half hours since he last awoke. he is tired for a long sleep around 9 o'clock at night so to avoid the overtired baby -that he will push himself to be- we start a calming bedtime ritual around 8:30 PM each night. we have noticed a true benefit of having him home at a certain time to enjoy some quiet family time and our simple bed routine {nurse on one side, diaper/massage/pajamas, stories, nurse the other side and sleep}. this is working for us right now and will be altered as needed.

our little j loves to see what is going on. he loves to be held and cuddled and he giggles like a wild baby when his daddy makes silly noises and tickles him. he likes to sit up in my lap and read books too.

what a honest treasure it is to see a baby grow! happy monday, all!

Monday, January 9, 2017

nourish in my 2017

this year i have a focus of 'nourish' to help me pursue my goals + passions.

in 2017 i will NOURISH

.: family :.

.: garden :.

.: home :.

.: health :.

.: family rituals + routines for simple living :.

.: family seasonal traditions :.

how about you, sitting on some pretty lofty 2017 goals?

Monday, January 2, 2017

{nourish} :: my word for 2017

happy new year, dear ones!

i hope there was plenty of joy in your holiday season - enough to carry you into the new year!

2016 was a year where "cultivate" was my focus. it was personally an exciting year too - a year of growth and welcoming our little one into the world!

in 2017 i've decided to continue with a specific word to help me see through goals and passions each day + season. 

i wanted a word that would inspire efforts, work, and thinking centered around...

caring for my home, family and self
being mindful of balance + health as we find ways that our family thrives
prioritizing growing foods + planning a seasonal menu with local foods to feed this family

2017 is a year for NOURISH

enjoy some slow as we start off this beautiful year! 
thanks for spending some of your precious time with me.
happy 2017!