One Way Conversations.

by katelin on July 29, 2015

First of all, thank you for all the kind words on my last post. Hopefully it helps some of those post partum mamas out there feel a little better and know we don’t have to be perfect. And that flab is the new black, obviously.

Anyhoo, moving on.

I now spend a majority of my time in the presence of a small child. And only that small child. A small child who can’t respond or talk back to me, so I’ve noticed I’ve been having a lot of one-way conversations lately. And they’re pretty ridiculous. Here’s just a snippet of what I’ve caught myself saying:
UntitledHow do those feet taste?

Tell me more.


Did you poop?

Mommy’s just going to lie down here next to you. It’s okay, she’s fine. Just TIRED.

One day you’ll be able to eat donuts too. Today is not that day.

Yes, I’m ordering coffee. Because you kept me up all night. You’re the reason I need caffeine rascal face.

Bless you!

Hey stinker pants.

Want your duck?  

Naptime is the best time! 

How about we dance? 

Do me a favor, turn your head away from my boobs if you plan on spitting up again. 


Hi, Munchkinface.

Are you my little gentleman? Are you a big guy? 


Motherhood is real weird sometimes. Real weird.

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A Little Bit About a Two Piece: Part Two

by katelin on July 23, 2015

A little over a year ago I posted this.

Shortly thereafter I got pregnant. And part of me thought I would never wear that bathing suit again. The other part of me was asking why wouldn’t I? Just because I had a baby, doesn’t mean I have to cover up.

Alas, we are here. Five and a half months postpartum and I’m in a two piece again.
Two Piece.Yes I wore it two months postpartum and I was okay, but I was just around family and I realized my body was still feeling pretty foreign. I mean, I had a BABY. My body is different. But it’s not terrible. It’s mine. Yes there are scars and stretching and extra flab (that can probably be accredited to my donut and York peppermint patty addiction moreso than having Riley, ha), but it’s my body.

And I finally able to say again that I love it.

This body of mine took some readjusting and some looser clothes, but it’s mine. Yes, sometimes I admittedly will unintentionally suck in my stomach or wear a different shirt that doesn’t cling so much, but that’s okay. I’m not perfect. But I am grateful. This body gave me Riley. And hopefully one day it’ll give me another child and even more scars and flab. Two Piece.

So thanks body.

Thanks for being you.

And thanks boobs, for still managing to fit into this suit (I swear they do fit, I just didn’t have it adjusted properly for the picture – but alas there was a needy baby waiting for me,ha). You rock.


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On Some Good Things.

July 21, 2015

TweetThings have been slowing down a bit over here because life has been happening. And it’s been happening fast. I’ve been inundated with more freelance work which is awesome (but also exhausting) and I’m still trying to figure out that balancing act. In the meantime, despite my lack of sleep there have some truly good […]

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Take the Help.

July 14, 2015

Tweet After my last post I realized, I desperately needed sleep. I can’t be a good mother or a good human being if I can barely keep my eyes open. So, on Sunday night, Riley had his first sleepover. At my parents’ house. (Our village, it is awesome). YOU. GUYS. I slept seven and a […]

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“This Part Sucks.”

July 9, 2015

TweetNote: This is a post about sleep and babies and how mine is apparently allergic to it. It’s mainly for me to vent. I know all babies are different and I know that one day I will sleep again. So feel free to skip right along to something else or come back another day when […]

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Riley: Five Months.

July 7, 2015

TweetOn Sunday Riley turned FIVE months old. So, that’s happening. Sweet mercy. He: – Can roll over again. He doesn’t totally lose his mind during tummy time right away and will instead try to roll over and usually succeeds. He’s also getting close to rolling over from his back to his stomach. – Has been […]

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My TV Binge.

July 2, 2015

Tweet You guys. I have a confession to make. Since I was laid off in November and have essentially been home since then, I’ve binge watched a lot of television. Like an almost embarrassing amount. And I feel like I should share it with you all. House of Cards. When the newest season came out […]

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Our Village.

June 30, 2015

Tweet I get it now. When people would say “It takes a village” I thought I got it, but no, not really. Now though, now I get it. After almost five months of being a work-at-home-for-myself mom, I realize that there is absolutely no way I could have done any of this on my own. Notably, Matt is […]

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