Zoë Rose’s Birth Video

From the time I found out I was pregnant, I KNEW that I wanted to have this birth captured on film. I had a photographer during Riggin's birth and to date those are some of my most cherished photos I will ever own. If you are in Arizona and looking for a birth photographer I highly recommend Darian Clouse Photography. She brought a beautiful calming presence to the room without saying a word and...

Easy DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

What You Need: Pads - For my first two babies I used the Always brand pads in size 4 or 5. I prefer the maxi style instead of thins because I don't mind the bulk and extra absorption but it is a personal preference. Witch Hazel Aloe Vera - Make sure you get one that contains no alcohol Essential Oils - Lavender, Frankincense, Melaleuca and Helichrysum are all great options! Freezer Storage Bags...

What’s In a Name?

Y’all I have been wanting to share how we came about naming our sweet baby Riggs! I feel like there are a few random stories to this but stick with me okay?! Before we were pregnant, Cameron and I babysat for our friends and they have two sweet little girls that both have names beginning with the same letter. After a week of stumbling over and mixing up names, Cameron looked at me dead serious...

Why I Chose a Doula – Part 1

Dress: Old Navy (non maternity) || Jacket: Forever 21 || Necklace: Zara in Italy (old) A lot of people have been asking me why I am choosing to use a doula during my second pregnancy. I’m actually really excited to tell you and wrote down my top 5 reasons that I felt a doula would be right for me, Cam and baby. I am also going to do a follow up post after having baby smith to fill you in on...