October 20, 2020

Alexa, play Whitney Houston’s “I’m every woman!”

Virtual learning’s got me wearing more hats than usual these days. Now, I’m cafeteria lady, IT support, hall monitor and principal. I know I’m not the only one! 

My suggestion? Make things easier on yourself where and when...

May 21, 2020

Hendrix Dior arrived April 14 (the day before my birthday) at 8:27am.

8lbs 4.7 oz

21 inches

The birth story is FINALLY here!

For the detailed version, watch both parts 1 & 2. If you just wanna see the nitty gritty, skip pt. 1 and just watch pt. 2! Videos are below.


April 28, 2020

First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for even considering breastfeeding. It is not for the faint of heart! In fact, it’s probably the hardest and most definitely the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. Buy a mamas gotta do what a mama feels is best for h...

March 19, 2020

Have I started dilating? Watch & seeeeee!

March 18, 2020

With rapid changes happening every day and parents now having to homeschool while also trying to work from home, who has time (and energy) to spend planning, prepping and whipping up a hot meal for dinner?

I know I don’t! So here’s an easy meal the whole family (even y...

March 6, 2020

Recently, I attended my best friends' gender reveal. Noticeably pregnant, people congratulated me and proceeded with the typical questions: how far along?, when are you due?, boy or girl?, etc.

Then my favorite: is this you're first? I always smile before answering bec...

March 5, 2020

Does baby boy have hair yet? Watch and see! 

Plus enjoy some BTS footage of my maternity shoot!

March 4, 2020

My latest obsession!? Bacon-wrapped scallops. And I make them MYSELF!

It's super easy! Here's how:

 You'll Need:



1 tbs. Butter

1 Lemon





Baking sheet


1. Preheat oven for 375*

2. Season scallops to taste with salt and pepper...

February 7, 2020

A trip to the ER, tons of strong contractions and pressure... the struggle is REAL! Plus my 30 week checkup. Everything explained in this vlog!

February 5, 2020

Lately, baby boy has REALLY been digging seafood. Scallops to be exact! So last night I surprised Dave with a romantic dinner. (Yes, *I* cooked!) And it was DELICIOUS!

 And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, do yourself (and your SO) a favor and grab these ju...

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