How Are You Feeling This Holiday Season?
I recently listened to an episode of “The Mom Hour” titled A Charcuterie of Emotions. The topic of discussion was emotions of the holiday season. The hosts, Meagan and Sarah, shared their hopes and feelings for the holidays and then eight moms read personal essays exploring different holiday feelings. As I stood at the stove…Keep reading
Embracing the Ease of Summer
We’re in the fourth week of summer break and I feel like I am finally embracing the ease of summer. While I could be upset that it’s taken this long to relax into the slower pace summer offers, I’m choosing to focus on the fact that I have arrived here and how good it feels. …Keep reading
Birth Story: Jaden
Whenever I share my labor and delivery story with people they always tell me my experience was unique for a first time mom. On the day I gave birth, everything happened so fast and in a completely unexpected way, but that’s what I love about my story. On Friday, April 29th, I went to work…Keep reading
What Do You See?
There he stood looking in the mirror, admiring his new hoodie. Sweatpants and hoodies, that’s all he wants to wear these days. After mornings of going back and forth about his outfit choices, I caved and bought him two new hoodies to add to the rotation. He lifted the hood and covered his unkempt brown,…Keep reading
I Quit My Job
I wrote the words you’re about to read over seven months ago after making one of the biggest decisions I’ve made in my adult life. This blog has always been about me sharing parts of my story with those who were interested enough to read. Quitting my job was a big deal for me this…Keep reading
The Text I Didn’t Know I Needed
There I sat in church listening to the pastor deliver his message. My phone vibrated. I looked down and read the text, the one I didn’t know I needed. I immediately felt the tears well up in my eyes. All weekend I had been an anxious mess. I felt like a rubberband stretched to it’s…Keep reading
My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes
When I was a working mom with two kids and husband who were ready for dinner as soon as we arrived home, meal prepping and cooking often needed to be done quickly. The same is still true today even though I am now a stay at home mom. By late afternoon, I can count on…Keep reading
Fall Family Bucket List
It’s officially fall, my favorite season! I love everything about it: the leaves changing color, the crisp weather, the clothing, the food, and most importantly, the fall activities! Each year, our family looks forward to celebrating the season and today I’m sharing our fall family bucket list. Our list includes 15 activities we always look…Keep reading
Celebrating Four Years!
February 24th marked the four year anniversary of A Labor for Love! I can’t believe it’s been four years! When I started this blog, I was looking for a place to process what I was learning through the journey of motherhood. I had no idea where writing would take me or if anyone would even…Keep reading
Make Ahead Breakfast: Overnight Oats
One of my favorite meals to prepare for breakfast is overnight oats. This quick and easy breakfast makes the morning rush so much easier to navigate. Plus, it’s a breakfast I can feel good about eating. With a quick Pinterest or Google search you can find a ton of different recipes for overnight oats. Today,…Keep reading
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