We welcomed our baby girl to the world on December 12, 2016! So, for all of those out there hashtagging #fuck2016, I have to respectfully disagree.
There are people who have fun with their Elf on the Shelf. There are people who overdo their Elf on the Shelf. And then there are the people who want to see Elf on the Shelf burn at the stake and watch as his immortal, evil soul rises from his ashy corpse so that they can bottle it in a mason jar and bury it in the deepest, darkest cave on Earth so that it’s never heard from again. Which one are you?
For those who are wondering, Jessica and her family welcomed her beautiful baby girl into the world on Monday. Mom and baby are doing well. As we wait with baited breath for Jessica to start showering us with adorable, snuggly photos, I’d like to take a moment to discuss just how unfair the discrepancies of pregnancy can be. I mean, look at this woman.
And by we, I mean Jessica.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to love Olivia Wild, here’s one more.
Still pregnant. Still overdue. Anxious, excited, frustrated, tired, energetic, pissed, joyful and everywhere in between! Here’s a sneak peek at our maternity shoot. That’s all I got today folks! Blessings, Jess
Regardless of what these laugh lines on my face tell you, I was a teenage girl once. I also helped raise two teenage girls. And I am now the mother of a teenage girl. So why the hell is shopping for teen girls still so hard? It’s really difficult to find a great gift for girls as it is, but when you’re looking for a niece or a grandchild or the daughter of a friend? Even harder. I dug deep into the world of gifts that teen and tween girls want for Christmas, ranging from $10-60, so that you don’t have to.
Well friends, I am officially 2 days past my due date. My dear friend told me that if this child is anything like me and I expected her to arrive on time I should have told her that her due date was November 15th. Very funny. I can’t really put into words the actual amount of exhaustion I am feeling at the moment so this post will be short and sweet. I recently discovered and have fallen madly in love with Honest Toddler Mom, Bunmi Laditan! Do yourself a solid and check her out. She is hilarious, kind, real and has been through it. In a world where perfection and Pinterest have become our standard she is a refreshing voice for the daily realities of motherhood. Below is one of her posts that made me laugh so hard I literally spit coffee all over my computer screen. Awesomeness.
Seventy years ago in 1946, Ferris and Margaret Romaire were married. As high school sweethearts on a zero-budget, they didn’t have the opportunity to have their wedding photos taken. To prove that it’s never too late to do -well, anything, really- they decided to change that. For their anniversary gift to each other, they had their wedding portraits taken together and the result is the best thing you’ll see all week. Seeing the energy, love, and dynamic between the two of these crazy kids, I was inspired to find more couples who have withstood the years. I’m just in awe. Love is hard, no matter what the movies tell you. That’s just the reality. But it’s worth it when you have the right person by your side. Cheers to love.