Tag: motherhood

A Poem to My Kindergartener on His First Day

Happy first day of kinder, my how you’ve grown. It feels like just yesterday, my belly was your home. When you first started preschool, I couldn’t believe it was time, Our new routine went from two half days to three, then, overnight,… Read More

Mom Shaming

Let’s talk mom-shaming and all the totally effed up things we say to eachother, ourselves, or overhear… • • • Photo by Ashley Gardner Photography • • • Must be nice to be a stay-at-home-mom; try having a ‘real’ job Oh, you… Read More

Dear Single Mama…

Dear Single Mama, I see you doing everything – literally everything – with all your heart and all your will… Photo by Erica of EBC Photos Nursing all night or warming up bottles. Doing each diaper change, outfit swap, kitchen cleaning, toilet scrubbing, meal prepping… Read More

Today’s Girls (Girl Power)

You see, the beauty about today’s girls is they can dream to become whoever and whatever they want to be. They work hard, they laugh, they learn, they adapt and they evolve. They embody a strength and fight within them that can… Read More

Modern Gift Guide for Women, 2017

  When it comes to the holiday season, making themed gift guides is one of my favorite things. I find it oddly therapeutic to sit at my computer all night working on rounding up some of my favorite things, plus handpicking items… Read More

A Birthday Letter to My 4-Year-Old

photo, Sarah Hopper To my sweet (and at times, salty) 4-year-old bundle of joy (and energy!), It’s your birthday and I literally cannot believe you are F O U R! When talking about babies, everyone always says “it seems like just yesterday… Read More

Living the Simple Life: I Already Have My “Epic Adventure” Right Here at Home

Photo by Bubba Durket The more I’m surrounded by today’s hustle and bustle and modern day living where every 30-something neeeeds an “epic Bali adventure”, a “sickkkk vacation to Europe”, or constant nights out, I find myself asking repeatedly, “What if I’m okay with living the simple… Read More

You Know You’re A Toddler Mom When…

Ahhh, motherhood. Sweet, sweet motherhood. Behind the lack of sleep and momnesia, there’s so much beauty within everyday moments and memories. It’s no secret our littles grow way too fast and suddenly turn into 2 and 3-year-olds who seem to be going… Read More

Gratitude to YOU, my Readers, AND the HUFFINGTON POST FEATURE

When I first started Seashells & Sit Ups, I thought no one would read my blog, no one would follow me on Instagram (and I kept it all super secret so they couldn’t; it was like my second life I did for me… Read More

10 Ways to Kill it as a Modern-Day Single Mom

Is it just me, or is this generation of moms like total babes?! I mean, not even speaking for personal experience muahah – seriously, like everyone in my mom group, or other mamas I see wandering North County are like the modern… Read More