Hearty Weeknight Chicken Soup

This soup is always one of our go-tos during the colder months or when one of us is sick. Because I use rotisserie chicken, it makes it super quick and easy to have a hot and comforting bowl of veggie-packed, homemade chicken soup even on busy weeknights! This soup is always one of our go-tosContinue reading “Hearty Weeknight Chicken Soup”

Being A First Time Mom During a Global Pandemic

I will preface this entry with the fact that we are absolutely over the moon to be expecting our little girl. We wanted to become parents, and at the end of the day, I wouldn’t re-do or change anything about this pregnancy. However, there have been some significant challenges and feelings as a result of being pregnant in the middle of a global pandemic, and that’s the bulk of what I am choosing to focus on here because I know that there are other “pandemic moms” out there who are experiencing similar things.

We’re Expecting!

2020 brough many unexpected surprises, some welcome and some not so welcome. By the time August rolled around I had retreated into my hole while I tried to process the facts that we were separating children from their parents at the border, people still weren’t understanding that Black Lives Matter, we were in the middle of a global pandemic that our President was still calling “The Chinese Virus,” and that my state was literally on fire and burning out of control. Needless to say, the thought that I could be pregnant was not even remotely on my radar.

You Are Not Perfect, But You Are Enough

There is a magical weightlessness that comes with the word, “enough.” In some contexts it means the stopping of something in an attempt to not overwhelm. Otherwise it simply means “as much or as many as required.” Either way, it signifies that there is no need for more. It is all that’s needed, just as it stands.