My New Appendage {a Lily Jade Giveaway}

When I was pregnant with George, I searched high and low, long and hard for a diaper bag that I would be proud to tote once he arrived. I wanted a bag that said “Look, I’m a happy mom carrying my baby and my bag!”, but that also said, “And I’m also really fashion-forward and […]

Letting It Go

If you’ve been a long time reader of the Heights, then you know that I taught middle school for a couple of years before making the tough decision to retire to a working SAHM state once the Pie arrived. I mentioned a while ago that I had big plans to let you know how the […]

Breastfeeding Must Haves

Genevieve of Mama Natural and I chatted at the Wellness Family Summit about how breastfeeding can be more overwhelming than one might expect. When I was pregnant with George, I spent so much time reading about labor and delivery and soaking up advice for having a natural birth in a hospital. I honestly figured that […]

Why I Refuse to Judge You: A Call to End the Mommy Wars

The other day, I opened the Facebook app on my phone, and I was greeted with a lengthy thread posted in a Catholic moms group I’m a member of. I read the first line of the post, which included words like “shocked, hurt, expected more from this group” and so on, and the sheer drama caught my […]

How to Survive Colic

I never saw colic coming. Pregnant, naive Olivia skipped over every single bit of the wealth of information about colic and how to handle it in all those books she read. Dumb, dumber, dumbest. And I probably should have picked up on this reality during George’s unending scream-a-thons instead of chalking my desperation up to […]

Baby Care Items

Thankfully, when you’re navigating life with a new baby, they don’t require much to survive and be happy. This helps ease the transition of having a new life amongst your family. At the end of the day, all they really need is the breast and a clean diaper. Pretty simple. But we like to love on […]

Dear New Mom, You’re Irreplaceable

Dear New Mom, I see you, standing in the middle of the cereal aisle at the grocery store. You’re holding your new baby and she’s getting fussy. And suddenly her cries become a bit louder, her thrashes a bit more forceful, and you glance over your shoulder apologetically at the people who struggle to squeeze […]