oahu’s cutest coffee shop

oahu’s cutest coffee shop

steven and i like to think we are savants when it comes to traveling. we love finding great food, awesome coffee shops and fun shopping. we found all of that at arvo in honolulu.

we crushed their loaded avo toasts, and their salmon toasts.

the matcha chia seed pudding + fresh fruit was amazing.

and then there was the activated charcoal lattes.

we went three times.

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when bibbed overalls make you cry

when bibbed overalls make you cry

i love seeing mila in these overalls.

when i was 17-weeks pregnant at our anatomy scan, the doctor told us our baby was a girl (yay!) and also that she had markers for a fatal genetic disorder, trisomy 18. i had blood tests to confirm right away, but it took three agonizing days to hear the results. i’ve never cried or prayed so much. thankfully, the tests came back clear — but those three days were dark and full of dispaih. i wrote about my experience over on well rounded before mila was born, but wanted to wait and share until i had a happy, healthy baby in my arms. and here she is!

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#skilletbattle

#skilletbattle

last weekend, my favorite doctor/chef/husband/dad competed in the rei skillet battle and despite the total deluge, it was such a great time! he went head-to-head against nine other washingtonians, cooking an entire meal in a cast iron on a camp stove in 45 minutes. somehow, he pulled off the most delicious paella, full of maryland lump crab, clams and half smokes. oh yeah, and some natty boh.

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why my exclusively breast fed baby had to have formula

why my exclusively breast fed baby had to have formula

i just shared one of my toughest struggles as a mother over on well rounded, talking about how mila lost 14% body weight in her first 48 hours. finding out she had lost so much weight, especially as an EBF baby, was gut wrenching — i felt like i had been torturing her; starving my tiny baby, unknowingly. to read more about my story, and why i didn’t hesitate to formula feed my breast fed girl, head over to well rounded.

and mamas, please remember: fed is best. always.