Our First Family Ski Trip: Mammoth, CA

The first time I ever went skiing was in December 2016. It was before kids and the first winter post-collegiate running. On this particular trip, I had a meltdown moment on the top of the mountain. This was literally my first time ever skiing and at the time we could not afford lessons for ourselves.…… Continue reading Our First Family Ski Trip: Mammoth, CA

2021 Reflection + Staying Present in 2022

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of the year. In the last couple days before the new year, I always love taking some time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new one. I have been doing these yearly reflections for 3 years now. It really…… Continue reading 2021 Reflection + Staying Present in 2022

Things I am Learning 6-Months Postpartum as a Second Time Mom

I wanted to take a little space on here to reflect on the first 6 months with sweet Thatcher. It is amazing that 3 years ago I wrote a post reflecting on the first 6 months of motherhood. The first 6 months with Hudson were entirely different compared to our first months with Thatcher. As…… Continue reading Things I am Learning 6-Months Postpartum as a Second Time Mom

How I’m Feeling 8 Weeks Postpartum

Somehow it’s already been 8 weeks since baby Thatcher came into our lives. I wanted to press pause and take a little space on here to reflect on how I’m feeling at this 8 week mark. While I had not yet started this blog when I was 8 weeks postpartum with Hudson, I can tell…… Continue reading How I’m Feeling 8 Weeks Postpartum

Final Days Before Welcoming Baby Thatcher

We are just about 5 days (or less) away from meeting our sweet baby boy! And we are so excited, thankful, and ready. I wanted to take the time to write down a few thoughts before this exciting day. I will first admit I struggled with writing a title for this post. It would be…… Continue reading Final Days Before Welcoming Baby Thatcher

Final Marathon Monday…For Now.

3/16- MANY WEEKS Until Boston.  Well, a sure lot has changed in a week.  Last Monday as I typed up my weekly recap, I remembered feeling concerned with a cancellation, but still confident that there would be enough time for the virus to be contained and for the race to still happen.  I also was…… Continue reading Final Marathon Monday…For Now.

Happy Birthday to Us & Hello Routines!

 Happy Birthday to us!  It has officially been one year since our very first post on This Mama Needs Grace.  On October 19th, 2018, I wrote our very first blog post: “This Mama Needs…”.  Go back and check it out.  Or not, because let’s be honest, it is not the best, but the messaging is…… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us & Hello Routines!