Video: Plant Based Postpartum Recovery at 2 Weeks

I won't repeat the video verbiage here, but I did want to drive home a few things. First, I want to share encourage to every woman about how it's not only possible to have a beautiful and empowered birthing experience, but their right.  It makes me angry how uneducated and miseducated I was about what … Continue reading Video: Plant Based Postpartum Recovery at 2 Weeks

A Cord of Two Strands

I hit a wall tonight. I'm done with being pregnant.  I don't want to go to sleep only to be wide awake for three hours between 2am and 5am with nothing to do.  I'm due November 8th and have a wedding scheduled for November 12th that I promised to photograph for at least a portion … Continue reading A Cord of Two Strands

38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

I woke up ridiculously early again today.  Just couldn't go back to sleep.  So I doodled around online, worked on some projects, took myself for a walk to see the sunrise, came home and painted a canvas.As I approached the house after my walk, I stopped and stared.  Inside held 4 people I love, a … Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

3rd Trimester Tips | Easing Discomfort During the Last Weeks of Pregnancy

When I hit about 35-36 weeks of pregnancy, changes really started to emerge.  It's common knowledge that your ligaments loosen during pregnancy in preparation for birth.  You need that extra give as bones spread, making room for baby evacuation.  Something I guess I forgot is the very real, very odd sensations these changes create. Getting … Continue reading 3rd Trimester Tips | Easing Discomfort During the Last Weeks of Pregnancy

Addicting Apples | Fall + Winter Recipes | Plant Based / Vegan Cooking with Instant Pot

Let's talk about addiction, shall we?  As in, "I'm ADDICTED TO THESE DANG APPLES!" It's autumn.  The apples are on fleek.  (Let it be noted this is the first and ONLY time I have or will ever use that word.  Amen.)  Especially my faves: Fujis. I asked Brian to pick up a bunch so I … Continue reading Addicting Apples | Fall + Winter Recipes | Plant Based / Vegan Cooking with Instant Pot

Beautiful Plant Based Pregnancy | 34 Weeks Pregnant Maternity Portraits

At first I thought, "Oh, these might be a little revealing to put out there." Yeah.  I can see that. But I absolutely love the way my body looks and feels during pregnancy.  I celebrate my body and the miracle that it's creating inside.  It is PHENOMENAL, the making of life.  So I unreservedly share … Continue reading Beautiful Plant Based Pregnancy | 34 Weeks Pregnant Maternity Portraits