Disclaimer: The issue I have with pumping has nothing to do with the pump itself. The Medela Pump in Style I use makes pumping less miserable because it’s pretty easy to use and I like the speed settings. I just hate the action of pumping. That being said, moving on. Pumping has been a constant … Continue reading Dear Satan, thanks for the breast pump
If you're like me you are producing just enough breastmilk to feed your baby and no extra. I also seem to not be responding to the pump very well. Such is life. I have two lactation shake recipes that I use and they are the only thing that works. Basically they are the same but … Continue reading Working mom lactation shake to go
This image makes me laugh because sometimes I feel like I am literally surrounded by firey chaos and have to just tell myself "this is fine". It's kinds of become the joke between my mom and I. I will call her and tell her about the string of insanity that my kids hurled my way … Continue reading This is fine.
Ingredients: 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can beef broth, low sodium. Or not if you're feeling dangerous. 1 packet dry onion soup mix 2 tbsp. A1 steak sauce 1 2lb. bag frozen meatballs 1 8 oz. container sour cream (1 cup) 1 package egg noodles Step one: wake up at 5:30 and take … Continue reading Hot mess mom crock pot Swedish meatballs
On Friday I melted my breast pump supplies. See look: 😑 Just FYI it was 100% user error, I forgot to add the water. These steamable bags are actually super awesome when used correctly. ANYWAYS. I needed to go to target to get more supplies. I had hoped that I would be able to also … Continue reading Jacob- 1 Mom- 0
Being a parent is as exhausting as it is rewarding. I have all these ideas on how my day is going to go or my weekend and then when it's all said and done I look back and shake my head at the abandoned plan we left crumbled in the dust. Flexibility. That has been … Continue reading “Parent” roughly translates to “flexible” see: “super hero”
Our week (In a nutshell) So I'm in love with snap chat filters..now that we have established that lets move on. We had a great week! Went up to Susanville over the weekend. If you haven't been, it's one of those "it's not what you do but who you're with" kind of towns. Small, kind … Continue reading A week in the life
Excited to be a campus rep for @beyondBeanie and help them #helpchildren in Bolivia! Example: 1 hat = 5 meals for a child in need I 1 bracelet = 1 dental care for a child in need. Use my code Melrakes09 for 15% off at beyondBeanie.org 😍🙌🏻✌🏻️💛
This is my youngest, Jacob. He is three months old and he is so sweet and just lights up my world. This is Drake, my middle child 🙂 he has such a funny goofy personality. He is our little entertainer. I chose this picture because it makes me laugh out loud! He was giving me … Continue reading Hey look at how cute my kids are
So I have to share this because it is truly life-altering. Cosmic Kids Yoga is now our latest morning and night time ritual. I just pop it on and it's a fun easy thing I can do with my kids that they love (sometimes). So you can watch the videos here on her YouTube account! … Continue reading Cosmic Kids Yoga…say whaaaaa??