A New Blog Home for 2016 and Beyond!

I’m excited to announce that I am building a new blog home for us! You’ll still see the kinds of posts you love over there (I’ll still post news for my hyperemesis gravidarum sisters as I find it), but there will be so much more: Activities for kids, fun things to do in St. Louis,…

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Tick Season has Arrived! How Can We Stay Safe?

Last week, my husband and I were snuggled on the couch while the kids were still asleep. I was reading a book on my Kindle, and he was watching a soccer game. It was very relaxed and peaceful until he said, “What’s that on your arm? A new mole?” Spoiler alert: It was not a…

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Hyperememsis Gravidarum Awareness Day 2016

I haven’t written much about Hyperemesis Gravidarum in a while. It’s hard for me to write about. It’s hard for me to remember. But I realized recently that even harder than remembering it is living through it, and right now there are women all over the world suffering from HG. So today I’m breaking my…

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Teaching My Girls About Body Image

Swimsuit season is coming up, and I’ve been thinking a lot about body image. Two kids later, my body doesn’t look like it did when I was in my early 20s. Deep inside I have a core belief that this is fine and that I love my body. I am happy about the way I…

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A Garden for 2016

I’ve been delaying and delaying on working in my garden this year, and I don’t know why. For some reason, the thought of all the work fills me with dread, and I can’t figure out why. Working in the dirt and nurturing the plants always feels so healing but this year, I just can’t seem…

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Keeping Kids Safe from Accidental Poisonings

Can we get real for a minute and talk about something serious? March 20-26, 2016 is National Poison Prevention Week, and since I’m big on safety, especially the safety of our little ones, I’d like to take this post to talk about some simple things we can do in our homes to keep our families safe.…

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2016: A Year of Kindness

When 2016 rolled around, I decided deep in my heart that I wanted to make kindness a central priority in my life. There’s been so much cruelty and pain in the news, that I decided that I would do my best in my own little way by making the world a better place. Even if…

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