Top Ten Tips for Breastfeeding Baby

8 Feb


Hi everyone! While breastfeeding is no new gig, it has recently become one of the leading parenthood discussions going on everywhere I look. Whether the issue is breast vs. bottle, breastmilk vs. formula, the health benefits of breastfeeding, to cover or not to cover, there always seems to be some new debate (sometimes heated) around the […]

Baby Tino is 1 Month Old!

2 Feb

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Hi everyone! My sweet little love, Tino, turned 1 month old! I can’t believe a whole month has passed, but since he is SUCH a good baby, it has flown by and honestly been a lot easier than I ever expected having 2 kids would be. Shout out to you, Baby Boy! Here are his 1 month […]

Baby Tino’s Birth Story!

17 Jan

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Hey everyone! Now that Baby Tino is 2 weeks old, I’ve finally chalked up enough 5-minute blogging sessions to be able to share his birth story with you all! Now, I will warn you that some of this may get graphic, so if you faint easily, maybe come back for the next blog post. Also, I decided […]

Introducing our newest little love, Celestino Jr.!

6 Jan


Hi everyone! Baby R #2 aka Baby Tino aka Celestino Jr. is HERE! He is beautiful and healthy and happy. Baby Tino made his grand entrance on New Year’s Day at 4:27 p.m., weighing 6 lbs, 10 oz and measuring 19.5 inches. He looks just like big sister and is seriously a dream baby (I […]

37 Week BumpDate: Baby R #2!

31 Dec

Hi everyone! Crazy how quickly this pregnancy has flown by! So quickly, in fact, that we are having the baby  TOMORROW! Say what?! Yep, the plan is to be induced on New Years Eve and for Little Man to join us on New Years Day. What a beautiful beginning to a new year it will […]

Part 2: Christmas Eve Made Easy with Sprouts Fully Prepared Meals

28 Dec


Hey everyone! Crazy to think that Christmas 2015 has already come and gone, right? We hosted Christmas Eve this year with 2 of Mr. R’s brother’s and their families, and we had such an amazing time! And, as you may remember, I bragged about how easy the cooking was going to be thanks to a […]

Baby R #2: Maternity Pictures!

22 Dec

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Hey everyone! Today, I am SO excited to share some maternity pictures that a friend snapped on Friday. I will preface these by saying that it was a last-minute, after school photo shoot on the last day before Winter Break, after teaching all day, so please forgive my hair and make-up But I am so […]

Make the Holidays a Breeze with Sprouts Fully Prepared Meals!

20 Dec


Hey everyone! This year, we are hosting Christmas Eve! Exciting, because we love hosting! The only problem is that we are hosting exactly 1 week before Baby R #2 will make his grand entrance! With that in mind, and the fact that we still haven’t pulled everything out or gotten everything ready, meal prep for […]

{Recipe} Cranberry Apple Quinoa + a $50 Giveaway from Sprouts Farmers Market

1 Dec


Hey everyone! Last week before Thanksgiving, Mr. R and I were mulling over what to bring to our family Thanksgiving lunch.  Everything had been “called” and we wanted to do something creative- something we hadn’t made before. And then it clicked (with Mr. R, the chef, of course!) He wanted to make a quinoa side […]

Pregnancy Fears: Round 1 vs. Round 2

28 Nov

Hey everyone, You may remember back when I was pregnant with Anissa, I wrote a blog post about Pregnancy Fears, and every worry that was taking up space in my mind (ok, not every worry- as a first time mom, that list would have been unimaginably long). So, now that I’ve been there, done that, are […]


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