Motherhood encompasses a majority of my life right now. It is messy, beautiful, challenging and an adventure. A lot of what you find here at Waves + Lilacs I hope is honesty. I never try to sugar coat motherhood. It is downright hard some days. But I have seen the sun shine brightly as well.



My Motherhood essays

My [raw] Motherhood Essays #1
My [raw] Motherhood Essays #2
An essay at



Hadley’s Birth Story
Emmett’s Birth Story
And Baby #2 is Coming!
Finding Out About Baby #2
Registry Roundup for Baby #2
Maternity Photos
Surviving (and enjoying) the Third Trimester


Life with Kiddos
4 Ways to Help Your Child Get Better (without heading to the drugstore)
5 Tips for Roadtripping with Littles
Making Life Manageable After (that crazy decision to have) 2 Kids