October 18th, 2015, Paul and I embarked on one of the biggest adventures of our lives!  We stood together, in front of our friends and family, and committed the rest of our lives to one another.  It would be an understatement to say he year has absolutely FLOWN by.  I […]

One Year Wedding Anniversary



Work and Adventure aren’t two things I normally think of as synonymous, but tonight, my career is about to take a very different path and certainly feels like I am embarking on a new adventure!  After 13 years at my present job in the aerospace sector, I am returning to […]

The Adventure That is My Career – Where To Next?


Family At Dog Beach!
Parenting is one of Life’s biggest journeys.  I was introduced to Brené Brown by my dear friend Rachel Turner. Brené changes lives; she had been my missing link on my personal development journey. She is beyond incredible and the work that she does needs to be shouted from the roof […]

The Journey That Is Parenting, And How To Get Through ...


When I was first presented with the idea of my “heart’s question” I was confounded and I didn’t think it had anything to do with my New Year’s resolution. I don’t know if I ever really even came up with one before? I knew before Paulica was born that i […]

What is The Heart’s Question, And Why Your New Years ...



Our doula Shelley is absolutely incredible and a seriously gifted healer. Pregnancy is extremely physical but it is equally as emotional. I think that all too often the emotional body gets forgotten in our current model of pregnancy. Shelley really nurtures that part of the journey. She is the least […]

Why You Need a Doula


LowCarb Pancakes
One way we are trying to get back in shape for our adventures is by going on a lowcarb, aka Atkins, diet.  Normally, making things like pancakes means finding some tricky recipe, strange ingredients, and then hoping it tastes KIND OF OK.  But this recipe may be our favorite one […]

You Have To Try This Amazingly Simple Low Carb Pancake ...


Paulica in the Fisher Price Animal Party Bouncer
Guess what???? We have officially made it out of the fourth trimester. Paul and I are ready to share with you some of our baby must haves! Humidifier – I never knew how crucial a humidifier was. We received some sage advice to never let the humidity drop below 50% […]

7 Baby Must Haves – Baby, Mom, and Dad approved!



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California has a lot of high demand for most of its campgrounds which always makes camping an adventure. This makes it nearly impossible to book a trip less than 6 months in advance. Reserve America has had a hold over all the desirable campgrounds and would open reservations all at […]

Goodbye Reserve America! New Camping Reservation System In Place!


Sleeping Baby
Postpartum life; Okay, so this is HARD; like really really hard. I know that every new mom says this, but it is true! At the risk of sounding like a broken record, really NOTHING prepares you for postpartum; the mysterious 4th trimester. I mean you hear about the lack of […]

Postpartum Musings


Paulica's Little Hand 3
I knew that birth was going to be a profound experience. I made a point to appreciate the power that lies within birthing your baby. Prenatal yoga at Yoga Jai Ma was crucial in helping me get into this head space. People always tell you that there is no such […]

Birth Story – The Coming Of Paul III



Baby Cliches?
Baby Cliches? Don’t panic; we’re not turning into a baby blog (and we’ll tell you why not soon) AND we’re not turning into Buzzfeed.  BUT, over the last few weeks, we couldn’t help but notice some cliches JUST DON’T APPLY to babies. Some are just general cliches that we hear […]

Top 5 Cliches Babies Refuse To Follow