Family, Living

Birth Plans are Useless and Other Thoughts on Childbirth

Oh, hey there, how are you guys doing? It's me here in real time. I only had a couple of days of pre-scheduled content ready to go for you before there, because, well, I kind of thought I had until this Monday at least until our Baby Bean made his arrival. I don't know why… Continue reading Birth Plans are Useless and Other Thoughts on Childbirth

Family, Food for Thought, Living

Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

In my travels, I've seen a lot of different options offered for maternity leave, from none at all to full years of paid leave. Here in the U.S., we don't have a national paid leave law, which means a lot of parents go back to work very quickly because they can't afford to take unpaid… Continue reading Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

Adventures, Family, Living, Virginia

Maternity Photos with Rachel K Photography

Every day I get up out of bed, I know I should be grateful. My baby is a healthy, wriggling little guy, I escaped without morning sickness, I avoided swelling until last month, and I healed from a nasty subchorionic hematoma that kept me terrified through my whole first trimester. I should be grateful for… Continue reading Maternity Photos with Rachel K Photography