if i had known then, what i know now: pregnancy edition

Hindsight is 20/20, right? I thought it would be fun to do a little series titled "If I Had Known Then, What I Know Now" and what better place to start than the beginning: Pregnancy! How to Make a Baby What I Knew Then For those of us who choose to make a baby, I think it goes a little something like this: Husband/wife: Let's have a baby! Husband/wife: OK, but let's not start having timed...

traditions: undo stress or undue stress?

It’s time for another Delicately Balancing Life confession: since having Juliet, I’ve become a little bit obsessed with creating family traditions. I had some traditions as a child and have fond memories of those and I want the same for Juliet—not necessarily the same traditions I had, but traditions of our own that she will look back on many years from now with a smile on her face. The H...

emotional intelligence 101

First, I have to say, I’m baaaccckkkk! I took quite the hiatus and have been feeling just a tad bit guilty about it. The truth is, a few things rocked my world since my last post and I just haven’t had the emotional energy to blog. The last post that I wrote for my blog highlighted our fun-filled trip to Las Vegas – aka the first overnight trip we took since Juliet was born. It was nerve ...

guest blog post: dealing with working parent jealousy

Welcome to the latest #TakeOverTuesday blog post! This week's post is from Lexie, a working mom who loves spending time with her family, coffee, yoga, pilates, wine, and making lists. Her work as a professional stage manager taught her to manage anything – objects, people, time, money, you name it. A stage manager is always responsible for “calling the show,” and these skills are often extr...

vegas, no baby!

When the besties invite you to join them in their two-bedroom penthouse at the Vdara in Vegas to celebrate their anniversary and your hubby’s birthday, you immediately accept their invitation….and then suddenly remember that you’re a parent and a mild panic attack ensues over the idea of leaving your little overnight for the first time. But my husband and I made a promise to each other that ...

embracing the unknown

The beauty of the life I’ve built has been the known. I’ve been married to the same man for 17 years, lived in the same house for 13 years, worked at the same job for 12 years, had mostly the same group of friends for 20 years. For the past decade+, our lives have been very known. As a self-confessed control freak planner, known is a comfortable place. It’s predictable. For some, known is bo...

guest blog post: 3 simple ways i improved my parenting style

Welcome to #TakeOverTuesday! This week our guest blogger is Amanda, a stay at home mama to 2 beautiful girls. Camila is 3, and loves dinosaurs. Alenna is 9 months, and loves mama. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 7.5 years (awwww, we love love here at Delicately Balancing Life!). Her blog is all about sharing their story of raising hope, faith, love, kids, family, health, an...

remember who you are

I was chatting recently with one of my mom friends about the concept of having a phrase that you routinely say to your child to instill your family values. My friend has an 18-month old and a 4-year old; she has been teaching them both the phrase “be kind and be brave” but she wasn’t quite sure it was sinking in, until she went to pick up her 4-year old from preschool and the teacher told he...

guest blog post: instilling gratitude in our children – what worked for our family

Welcome to this week’s edition of #TakeOverTuesday! Today we are joined by Jess. Jess blogs at www.rebelsoulmom.com, is on insta @rebelsoulmom AND she owns her own social media marketing company, JS Creative Strategy. Jess is a working wife and mom, with two adorable kiddos and two fur babies. She is a young cancer survivor who is on a mission to inspire other moms to find the good in every mo...

guest blog post: 5 ways to have a date night in on a budget

I'm so excited for our first #TakeOverTuesday blog post and I couldn't be happier that our first guest blogger is Reg. She is a powerhouse mama with some fun ideas for date nights on a budget. I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do. And I'm blogging on her site today, discussing ten things I've learned since becoming a mom. Head on over to her blog to check out my post. By: Reg Lok Von H...