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Oct 29, 2021

Almost 8 Months In

Almost 8 Months In

These days I’m surprised at how peaceful I feel about her death. Almost 8 months of life without her and most of the time my grief nags at the edges of my

Dec 30, 2020

Putting Boundaries on My Depression

Putting Boundaries on My Depression

I recently passed the 3 months mark of taking Zoloft for depression.  Depression showed up for the first time in my life 6.5 years ago, during my first postpartum season (I

Sep 26, 2019

My Food Freedom

My Food Freedom

I wrote this for Whole Mamas as the September Whole30 was coming to a close. With each Whole30 I’ve completed, I’ve learned valuable lessons throughout the shifting seasons of

Jul 6, 2019

CKL Book Recs: Race and Racism

CKL Book Recs: Race and Racism

By no means am I an expert! I am simply an avid reader* and have decided to commit to learning about race and racism through educational books. In particular, I believe in the

Jun 20, 2019

Hand to Hold: Support for NICU Parents

Hand to Hold: Support for NICU Parents

This article was originally published on Whole Mamas. Obviously this topic is near and dear to my heart as a twin mama with a two week NICU stay. Cristal and Christine work with

Feb 28, 2019

Bottle Feeding Products

Bottle Feeding Products

Have you had the experience of going to create your baby registry, standing in the aisle of a big box store, and feeling paralyzed by all of the choices?  So have I,

Jan 21, 2018

Healthy Eating as Soul Care

Healthy Eating as Soul Care

January 1, 2104: “Today I’m starting my first Whole30! My reasons for doing a Whole30 are wanting to be more mindful of how I’m fueling my body (and by extension,

Jan 16, 2018

Managing Pregnancy Cravings

Managing Pregnancy Cravings

I successfully completed a #PregnantWhole30 during my twin pregnancy and maintained Whole30-inspired eating throughout. I wrote a few articles sharing how I tried to honor my intention of having a healthy, happy pregnancy

Nov 20, 2017

My Redeeming C-Section Experience

My Redeeming C-Section Experience

There’s a huge cultural focus on natural birth now. I think this is beautiful and fully support women who choose to go that route. This was of course what I was planning

Nov 6, 2017

Preparing for Postpartum

Preparing for Postpartum

In my first pregnancy, I did very little to process and prepare for postpartum. I went in very blind to the realities that might occur around birth trauma and the gamut of mental