Messy Motherhood, Chapter Two

by jenna on January 28, 2015


I think I’ve cut back posting on motherhood because I didn’t really realize what a nerve it strikes in some. Like…I don’t feel like I should be judged for how I choose parent my child and I am certainly not looking for any unsolicited advice on how to do so. Also, I don’t judge any of you for the choices you make with your kids. I didn’t realize all this existed — this mommy war stuff — before I had a baby. Why, as mothers, are we so darn mean to each other? For the life of me, I don’t get it. Aren’t we all in the same boat? Waging the same battle? As moms of babies, we’re putting in the days and nights, burning the candle on both ends, so why all the judgement? I don’t really know how it comes off on here, but in real life I am so easy going…I firmly believe there’s no one right way and different things work for different babies. In short, you do what works for you and I’ll do what works for us. That’s the end of that.

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Weekend in Gualala

by jenna on January 26, 2015

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We spent last weekend in one of our favorite seaside towns, Gualala. Adam and I had been craving a beach weekend for some time now and we made a spur of the moment decision mid-last week to just pick up and go on Friday! No time like the present, right? Adam was able to take a half day on Friday and we made the peaceful two hour drive during Grayson’s afternoon nap. He woke up right as we pulled in the house — perfect, right?

Gualala is special to us because we spent a fabulous weekend there about five years ago when we were dating. We visited again when we were engaged and were so excited visit as a family of three this time around!

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Two-Bite Maple Cinnamon Scones

January 22, 2015

This morning I had the overwhelming urge to bake scones. Now, I haven’t baked since I don’t know when — the exact procedure of it all has been deterring me through teething, inconsistent naps and travel. I have been cooking though! I hosted a baby shower brunch for a good friend of mine this past […]

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Grayson Allen: Seven Months

January 8, 2015

Our wild little boy is almost eight months old! It’s hard to believe. This past month was a huge month for us filled with many ups and downs. We had a wonderful time visiting my family on the east coast for Christmas! However, while we were there, Grayson came down with his first ear infection […]

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Holiday Back East

December 30, 2014

We are just getting home from celebrating the holidays with my family on the East Coast! It was quite the trip. We were gone for ten days and split some time between Washington DC, where Adam has an office, and my family’s home in the West Virginia mountains. These Californians were COLD, that’s for sure! […]

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Barre3 Challenge {Giveaway!}

December 18, 2014

You guys know by now how much I love barre3 online workouts! I completely credit them to helping me stay in shape during pregnancy and bounce back after. I haven’t gotten to go to a real live yoga class in forever, so right now barre is the only exercise {other than lugging my heavy baby […]

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Frosted Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Loaf

December 12, 2014

Gingerbread — real gingerbread — is my absolute favorite holiday treat. I’ve loved it since I was a kid, and I chalk that up to the fact that it’s a rather old fashioned type of treat. Like something they would have eaten on the prairie. You know. I haven’t done too much holiday baking this […]

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Grayson Allen: 6 Months

December 5, 2014

Wow, the months are just flying by, huh? I can’t believe a) that Grayson will be seven months old next week and b) Christmas is SO SOON. It feels like just yesterday we came home from the hospital with him! We’ve had a really fun month! Our first family trip to Yosemite was a blast. […]

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