I’ve been MIA from blogging for almost two weeks now…I was going to write a post about my recent trip to Las Vegas for my youngest sister’s Anti-Bachelorette Party, but then my grandmother passed away last week and that took precedent. During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing pretty well considering my last…… Continue reading Mental Health Update: Facing the Highs & Lows
I’ve come back from the grave. Barely. The past three days are a blur. I don’t even remember Friday. The stomach flu is THE worst. I was in agony. Pain. Fever. Chills. Backache. I kept debating if I should go to the emergency room, but the thought of my co-pay kept me away. First I…… Continue reading This Past Week
Oliver didn’t talk for a long time. He still doesn’t talk that much, and 80% of the time it’s gibberish. When I hear him say “Mama” or respond to a question, I’m still in amazement at how far he’s come. I want to say that around his two year check-up is when we discussed with…… Continue reading Our Journey with Autism
Well maybe not more tempting than a Cinnabon. I had the best cinnamon roll of my life just the other day at Panera Bread. I can’t turn down a cinnamon roll. If you were to give me the choice of either eating a cinnamon roll or read a blog, I’m pretty sure I’d eat the…… Continue reading Why Blogs are More Tempting than a Cinnabon
Ah, Norway. Home to Disney’s “Frozen” and the Norse God, Thor. Chris and I both have Norwegian and Irish backgrounds. I also have German, and he has Croatian (I think it’s Croatian…). But we’re both really into being Norwegian. Christmas Eve We spend Christmas Eve with his side of the family. Sometimes we make it…… Continue reading Christmas Eve Nordic Tradition + Our Norwegian Infatuation
I know a lot of people are saying that 2016 was a horrible year for them, and I’m one of them. From the month I became pregnant with Piper, I was sick. Not just your typical morning sickness, but truly sick. I had debilitating Hyperemesis gravidarum and I couldn’t do anything, including eating and drinking—…… Continue reading Piper’s Birth Story + My Postpartum Depression
I never thought I’d start a mom blog. I also never thought I’d drive a minivan. So here we are… Welcome to oliver x piper! Oliver and Piper are the names of my kids, if you haven’t already figured that part out! My husband, Chris, and I live in Orange County, California with our kids…… Continue reading welcome.