My toddler, Mia, is acting exactly how I feel. Overjoyed. What a year this has been. For some it was good, for some it was bad, and for some it was just another year. For us, as a family, it started out pretty rocky with my body still recovering from the preeclampsia I suffered postpartum, but around May, things started to turn around. I got a clean bill of health, was able to start working out again (definitely helped my mood), and I finally felt like I could put that whole scary chapter behind. And I did. We left for… View Post

I know….it’s a long vlog…sorry. But I think if you’re having a baby or at least considering it, it’s worth checking out what I’ve learned and wish I knew beforehand. And if you’re not having a baby anytime soon, it’s also worth checking out so you can catch a glimpse of little Mia. See it’s a vlog for everyone! Thanks to those that sat through it…you guys are my faves ;) XOXO, Martha

For starters, let’s just say that I don’t want to make this post pro or against breastfeeding. That’s not the point and actually, I think we all should stop making that the main issue. As women, we should support each other in whatever choices we make. I believe that, for the most part, women are trying to do the best they can when it comes to their kids…and although we might not all always agree, we shouldn’t go around making each other feel bad about the different choices. So whether you chose to breastfeed till 2 years or non at… View Post

So…as I reach the end of my pregnancy, I am reaching my level of tolerance for the comments that I hear on a daily basis. Most of the time, people are genuinely happy and sweet with their words, but you’d be surprised how often I have encountered less than stellar words from people…which leads me to this post, here are just my personal thoughts on what you can and can’t say to a pregnant women: (by the way, this picture below is me yesterday…showing off the bump and proud!)