baby


What I’ve Learned as a Working Mom 1

I’m currently sitting on my balcony at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, listening to the sounds of construction and watching the sun rise on the Bellagio hotel. I am here to speak at a conference for work, and it’s the longest time I will be away from my daughter since […]


A five month catch up 5

I’ve started writing this post about a dozen times in the last four months, but saying yes to blogging means saying no to something else, and the yes never outweighed the no to a whole host of things that, until now, have taken priority. But the husband is away, the baby is napping, the laundry […]


She’s here! 8

Our sweet baby girl made her early debut this week! Lenora Crowe Neel was born April 11, 2016 at 2:20am, weighing 7lbs, 1oz and 19.25 inches in length. We are all doing great and so in love! xoxo


The Eve of Motherhood 3

Maybe it’s the hormones, but I find myself incredibly nostalgic for the present. I want to savor every single moment — this season of preparation and waiting. The slow walks, the sleepless nights, the lists, the thoughts. It was summer when I found about this baby and each sign of nature’s […]


Maternity Leave Goals 17

Baby Girl is due two weeks from today! I am so excited. I am very fortunate to have 12 weeks off for my maternity leave, and while right now that sounds like an enormous amount of time, I know it’s going to go by super fast. My plan is to work up […]


30-Week Pregnancy Thoughts 5

I am 30-weeks pregnant, which means I’m three-fourths of the way there. Yay! I cannot believe it’s just another 10 or so weeks before I get to meet this baby girl. Here’s a brain dump of what life looks like these days.  Nursery: Her room is coming together nicely! I don’t […]


January to April Goals 2

Happy New Year, friends! Normally I jump into the new year with a list of goals and resolutions, but this year is a little different. It’s going to be a big year of transition for us, both with a new baby due in the spring and career changes for J, so […]