How we got here: the story of a firefighter’s wife

When I met Jonny at the ripe age of 20, his career goal was to become a fireman.  Of course I thought this was the hottest thing ever. I mean, what girl doesn’t love the thought of a handsome man in uniform? I immediately started dreaming about what my life would look like being married […]

Family

I spent the morning ripping out and replanting our strawberry garden and the next morning I had a new baby in my arms. In some ways Tripp’s delivery went like clockwork, and in other ways it was entirely its own.  So, here is the story of how I went from raking and shoveling in our […]

Family

Tripp’s Birth Story

I spent the morning ripping out and replanting our strawberry garden and the next morning I had a new baby in my arms. In some ways Tripp’s delivery went like clockwork, and in other ways it was entirely its own.  So, here is the story of how I went from raking and shoveling in our […]

Family

Tripp’s Birth Story

How to stay connected with Paper Farm Press

Like many entrepreneurs, my business has a few goals. Yes, I had a background as a professional hair and makeup artist. Yes, I knew I had the chops to be able to start a business with Beautycounter. But my reason “why” was rooted so much deeper than a new business venture. It was rooted in […]

Family

If you’re pregnant or you’ve been pregnant, you know that one of the HUGE perks is having amazing hair during those 9 months. It’s thick and soft and flowing like you’re in a Pantene commercial. And then? It all falls out. While I do think there is an element to postpartum hair loss that we […]

Clean Beauty, Family

How to prep for postpartum hair

If you’re pregnant or you’ve been pregnant, you know that one of the HUGE perks is having amazing hair during those 9 months. It’s thick and soft and flowing like you’re in a Pantene commercial. And then? It all falls out. While I do think there is an element to postpartum hair loss that we […]

Clean Beauty, Family

How to prep for postpartum hair

Our birth plan

Editor’s Note: I wrote this before our sweet third baby was born. I’ll tell you how this birth plan turned out another day. I’m not sure how you feel about birth plans, but I’m not a huge fan. If I have learned anything this far in life, it is that things don’t go “as planned” […]

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There was a time after Jax was born when I thought my life was over. I didn’t see a “hope and a future.” All I could see were feeding tubes, feelings of desperation, and what seemed like the never-ending race to find a diagnosis for her. I told myself there was no way we could […]

Family, Special Needs

Defying the odds as a special needs parent

There was a time after Jax was born when I thought my life was over. I didn’t see a “hope and a future.” All I could see were feeding tubes, feelings of desperation, and what seemed like the never-ending race to find a diagnosis for her. I told myself there was no way we could […]

Family, Special Needs

Defying the odds as a special needs parent

Happy birthday, Braedy! Mothering special needs + typically developing kids

Almost three years ago, Jonny and I took a little anniversary trip to Nashville. As country music lovers, it was on our list of places to experience together. We had an AMAZING experience and cannot wait till we can fly back and soak it up again. We lived it up in the city that week, […]

Family, Special Needs

As an Enneagram 3, I thrive off of making New Year’s resolutions, vision boards, goal setting… whatever you want to call it. I love setting goals and working throughout the year to achieve them. And man, when I do achieve a goal or a dream, it feels amazing. (Read more about my highlights from 2020 […]

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Five goals I want to achieve in 2021

As an Enneagram 3, I thrive off of making New Year’s resolutions, vision boards, goal setting… whatever you want to call it. I love setting goals and working throughout the year to achieve them. And man, when I do achieve a goal or a dream, it feels amazing. (Read more about my highlights from 2020 […]

Family

Five goals I want to achieve in 2021

Best 2020 Moments

If there is a theme that unites us most in 2020, one message that everyone has mumbled under their breath while staring at empty shelves or while logging on to another Zoom call, it’s this: 2020 is the worst year ever. And I get it. I’ve had my moments for SURE… like having to teach […]

Clean Living, Family, Special Needs