What I’ve Learned About Pregnancy, Delivery, and Postpartum

I’m going to preface this post with something you may hate me for… I had an easy pregnancy. No, that isn’t to brag (trust me, it’s gotten me a lot of evil looks over the last nine and a half months), it’s to warn that any advice or tips I give here are about keeping…

Willa & Wakely’s Birth Story

My daughter was born June 16th, 2020 at 3:35pm weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces. She is everything I could’ve ever hoped for. As is typical of every major life event, I began jotting down the story of her arrival within a few days of her earth landing. Below is our story. [Originally posted to Instagram…

4 Days in Savannah

No teacher becomes a teacher in order to have those delicious spring and summer (okay, and fall and winter) breaks but I’d be lying if it doesn’t keep us locked in once we start. (JK, kids, I love my job but mama’s gotta take it easy every once in a while). Today we discuss the…

Creating a Five Year Plan

Happy 2020, everyone! As mentioned in my recent Instagram post, I started writing the bones of a five year plan yesterday (me?! Love a plan? Wild) and it got me both giddy with anticipation yet anxious for all the things that may never be. Luke and I want many things from life – some that…

Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Caves Branch is a once-in-a-lifetime typa thing that should be experienced again and again. What is it, you ask? Give me two minutes… Let me start by saying that the website of Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Jungle Lodge heeds the following warning, “Please Remember, Caves Branch is ┬áNOT a resort-we are a unique Jungle Adventure…

Tikal (& a Li’L Flores)

You can’t research traveling to Guatemala without seeing ads pop up for cultural excursions to the ruins of Tikal. Tikal is a beautifully preserved Mayan village with it’s earliest remains dating back to 1000 BC. It’s massive and in order to explore the entirety of the space, you’d need 2-3 days. We took the recommendation…

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, girl, you have our hearts. This city is like finding a slight tear the fabric of our universe and finding a teeny spot where absolutely everything is beautiful. The architecture, the landscaping, the people, the energy, all of it vibrant and inviting. The jewel of the city itself are the incredible hotels. Many of…

Lago Atitlan

I don’t know what Lake Como really looks like but from my understanding, it’s pretty much the Elfin land of my LOTR dreams. Lake Atitlan seems like the Central American Lake Como… Without all the yachts and champagne. The lake is a mesmerizing turquoise color and surrounding volcanoes are often backlit by lightening. We spent…

Puerto Escondido, baby

Ooooo Puerto. The magical, oft sickeningly hot, tropical beach land that is Puerto. I have nothing but love for the town itself but I must admit my experience was marred slightly by 48 hours of a pretty nasty stomach bug that lead to a gnarly fever for which I was bed-ridden. Womp womp womb. Aside…

Mexico City

Luke works for a dope company. How dope you ask? So dope it allows him some travel time to places on our bucket lists. Over the next month, he and I will be traveling to parts of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Our first stop was through Mexico City where we ate real well, devoured endless…