Family, Living

Motherhood :: Month 2

We're rapidly coming up on our Baby Bean's second month, and I'm torn between realizing that these months go very, very, very fast and understanding just how long a month can be. Time moves differently when you're a parent. This month has been a month of changes. Not only has our little man grown three inches and… Continue reading Motherhood :: Month 2

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