DIY Cake Smash Photo Shoot

Xavier turned one in July. I really wanted to do a cake smash for him, but professional studio photos can be expensive, plus Xavier is not always himself in strange situations. We decided to set up a DIY cake smash at home. WAAAAY before his birthday, I knew I wanted a neutral, greenery cake smash, so a few weeks prior…

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Natural Childbirth – Xavier’s Birth Story

“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through Birth.” — Marcie Macari “It was such a pleasant experience” is hardly what you hear people say…

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Real Talk: My Pregnancy Journey

The journey to motherhood is such a unique and personal experience. There are emotions that come up that you never thought were possible. So often we hear only the positive side of things that we feel ashamed or afraid when our emotions don’t line up to what is “expected”. We had always joked about what our future “daughter” could look like…

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