Archive of ‘motherhood’ category

how to survive [temporary] single parenting | thelovedesignedlife.com
motherhood

surviving [temporary] single parenting

  As you may know if you have been following along with me for a while, this past year, my husband has had to travel for work. A lot. More than he ever has before. Which meant I was on my own with our three kiddos and their crazy schedules more often than I would have liked.

when you really just need someone to watch your kids | thelovedesignedlife.com
motherhood

when you just really need someone to watch your kids

Sometimes, you just really need someone to watch your kids. As a full-time mom who also works from home, my schedule can be erratic. So when I need to make a meeting, or I have a photoshoot, or I just need to go to the goshdarn dentist already, I need options. I’m pretty lucky in that

my personal journey with postpartum depression and anxiety | thelovedesignedlife.com
motherhood

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 | thelovedesignedlife.com
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 | thelovedesignedlife.com
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,