• Essential Oils,  Health,  Lifestyle,  Medicine,  Pregnancy,  Uncategorized

    Essential Oils

    Essential oils have recently taken on a bigger role in my life, and they have been a total game changer. I wanted to share with you how and why we use them in our home. When I was pregnant with baby #2, I became increasingly frustrated with not being able to sleep, lots of stress, constantly feeling fatigued and constantly had difficulty relaxing. I chocked this up to moving from one state to another half way through my pregnancy, but who knows. I knew about oils, but didn’t really feel like I knew enough to start using them regularly or to their full potential. I was looking for options that would…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle,  Sales

    Weekend Sales

    This weekend there are some amazing sales going online. I am hugely pregnant, and not really buying anything because my body is still expanding for a few more weeks. No sense in buying fabulous clothes only to not be able to wear them…but I am still browsing around. Here are some of my favorite picks. SHOPBOP Sale This is the big spring buy more save more sale at Shopbop. It’s really the only place you’re going to find designer spring clothes on sale before the season. Today is the LAST day, so if you’re looking for some fun things to wear before spring really hits its stride, head over here. Use…

  • Kids,  Lifestyle,  Safety

    How to Find a Safe Nail Polish

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin A friend recently asked me if I could recommend a safer nail polish brand. Since I first discovered Beautycounter in 2015, and learned about the lack of regulation in the US personal care industry, I have started taking a closer look at the ingredients in all my products. The New York Times published an article a couple of years ago that highlighted the dangers of repeated exposure to the chemicals found in the polishes we have grown to know and love. As a nurse practitioner, I like to look at data. The science is where it’s at for me. So when I saw that a…

  • Baby,  Family,  Health,  Lifestyle,  Moving,  Pregnancy

    My 2nd Trimester Recap

    I hope you enjoy this 2nd trimester recap! I’m sharing all those big moments, weird symptoms, lessons-learned, decisions we’ve made and how my fitness plan is evolving. Sweater (no longer sold) // Pants // Watch // Bracelet Weeks 15-26 of my Pregnancy Though there were less BIG milestones (in the form of dates) during the 2nd trimester, there is one big date that I don’t think I’ll ever forget… Important Dates Week 16 – November 29th: I most definitely felt baby boy move for the first time. This was a couple weeks earlier than it was for my first pregnancy, but once you feel it and know what that feeling…