Year One – Lessons Learned

Well, we made it. Year one of parenting. Wow. I still can’t believe it has been over a year since we met our sweet baby O. We have learned and grown so much as a family the last year. Here are a few things I have learned. Soak up every overwhelming, poop/spit up-covered, toys exploding, […]

The Beautiful Mess

I sit on the floor this morning, drinking my coffee, while Owen plays with his current favorite toy – a grooved stick from the Spin Again toy – in the middle of a toy explosion. Andrew left early for a college fair so it is just Owie, Chipper, and me. I’ve got a list of […]

MommyCon Chicago!

The Nicol Nest (aka my family) is headed to MommyCon Chicago this weekend and I could NOT be more excited about it! What is MommyCon? MommyCon is a nationwide convention series dedicated to creating and nurturing a community of parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting. MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to […]

Kindred Bravely Review

Disclosure – This post is in no way sponsored and these are my own opinions. I purchased these items myself with no incentive from the company. Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   […]

10 Places I’ve Nursed My Newborn

In an effort to normalize breastfeeding and celebrate the new breastfeeding emoji(!!!), I have pulled the highlights of places we have nursed over the last 6 weeks… 1. Little Saigon – Mama has gotta eat and mama likes satay chicken and crab rangoon. 2. My couch – A staple location. In the background you can often […]

A Thank You To My Doula

To my sweet, wonderful, ever-supportive doula… I was a first time mom and you a first time doula. It was really by chance that we even had the opportunity to work together! I am so glad I messaged you to ask about your experience using a doula and even more glad that it turned into […]

Welcome to The Nest

Welcome, sweet friends! Pull out your coziest blanket, throw on your comfy pants (or take off your pants. Either way. We all know its more comfortable to live without pants on), and crank up the late 90’s – early 2000’s throwback playlist. Grab your chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, pull up your favorite meme, and […]