How to support firefighters and their families during fire season

If you live here in California, you are well aware of the fires throughout the state. This isn’t new; it happens around this time every year. Hello fire season. When it comes up in conversation that my husband is a fireman, without a doubt whoever I am talking with (or whoever my husband is talking […]

Family

In the fall of 2020, I found myself waving the white surrender flag saying, “this is too much.” Everything felt SO big and so hard and I thought, I can’t live like this anymore.  At the time I was a mom of two with another one on the way. Jaxlee was doing remote kindergarten– which […]

Family

Self-care Class Reflection: How to manage stress

In the fall of 2020, I found myself waving the white surrender flag saying, “this is too much.” Everything felt SO big and so hard and I thought, I can’t live like this anymore.  At the time I was a mom of two with another one on the way. Jaxlee was doing remote kindergarten– which […]

Family

Self-care Class Reflection: How to manage stress

How I’m managing three kids

I had it on my content calendar to write about hacks I’m learning as a mom of 3. But let’s be real here: I’m still figuring it out. I don’t have a few practical tips you can add to your day, but I can share what I am learning to do: pause and listen to […]

Family

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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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

How to stay connected with Paper Farm Press

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

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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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” […]

Family

Our birth plan

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