Archive of ‘motherhood’ category

my personal journey with postpartum depression and anxiety |

postpartum depression + anxiety: a personal story

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has also been deemed Postpartum Depression (and anxiety) Awareness Month. I just recently learned that, so I felt like now might be as good a time as any to share my story of postpartum depression. I have had this post in my drafts for days, and in my mind for

me + my babes, poolside in palm springs |
motherhood, natural living

feeling good in my skin again

It’s been a little while since I talked about it, so I wanted to give an update about where I’m at with this whole topic of body image since motherhood, and how I am finally starting to feel good in my own skin again. I have been thinking about it a lot recently, especially after

learning how to radical self love with the zen bird in phoenix this weekend | thelovedesignedlife
motherhood, natural living

learning to love myself with the zen bird

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a heart opening workshop with a small group of lovely women, lead by the ever so lovely Marian of The Zen Bird. It was something I was desperately needing, even more than I realized, at first. It didn’t hurt that it was at the adorable Teapot on 5th

love styled with my sweet girl |
design love, motherhood

love styled: our weekend style

It’s Friday… happy weekend friends! Man this has been a long week! Valentine’s Day was a blast with my little ones, but man, am I pooped. I’m ready for a long weekend of relaxing! But instead, I will be running around doing all the kid’s activities, visiting with family who’s in town, a baby shower,

mondays |


This Monday was just one of those Mondays. We had a wonderful weekend as a family and I didn’t want it to end. While we were doing all the fun things, I kind of ignored the laundry, homework and grocery shopping that needed to be done. But today was back to reality and I’m majorly

love this mountain man in jammies to match the kiddos |
celebrations, motherhood

festive family weekend

We just had such a festive family weekend and it was just what we all needed to settle into the Christmas spirit! I am still feeling conflicted about this season, overall. But this weekend my husband and I took our kids up to the ‘North Pole’ and we had a blast! My heart [and my