Pregnancy Week 33/34: Am I Ready?

Transitioning out of the holidays and into the New Year brought one very clear thought with regards to this pregnancy — Am I ready? It’s like the noise of holiday time and generally reflecting on the events of 2019 were keeping my immediate future from view.  2020 revealed my blind spot — all the feels…

Orange Beet Hummus

It’s funny how I have to schedule my blender or food processor usage around the wake and sleep cycle of my baby. If he’s awake, I can blend – sleeping, not so much. If he’s awake and fussy then I’m pretty much banned anything. Any previous dreams of blender creations (or food in general) are…

Pregnancy Week 28: Things I Learned in my Second Trimester

I’ve reached my third trimester! To follow up my initial “things I learned” post for the first, I thought I would share some similar thoughts about the second phase of my pregnancy. It’s so incredible how the pregnancy experience really does shift from one phase to the next in almost exact correspondence to the “trimesters”. I…

Pregnancy Week 25: Motherhood

Get ready. This is a deep one. My feelings about the concept of “Motherhood” have always been a little bit complicated. Maybe you’re thinking, “Geez, Nikki. What the heck does that mean? How complicated could it be? Moms are awesome. That’s why athletes say “Hi Mom!” during their brief interviews on the news broadcast. It’s why celebrities MUST thank…