Ellie’s Birth Story

I found out that I was pregnant in mid-September 2016. I could not wait to tell Zach. I took two pregnancy tests and did the first thing anyone does in this situation. I ran to Target and bought a box of Star Wars Lego and a box of fairy Lego. You see, I am married to an engineer who has a very large Lego collection – this was my version of pink and blue onesies to announce the pregnancy to my partner. Next, was announcing the pregnancy to our families. We’re Harry Potter fans as you can see from the picture below. Ellie’s name in utero was Dobby, we REALLY like Harry Potter. Here are our dogs letting the world know of our news.

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Finn’s Birth Story

My due date was October 18th and that came and went very uneventfully. At my 40 week appointment with my OB we talked about scheduling an induction, and since I was definitely ready to be done being pregnant (oh, and meet this baby of course…) I agreed. We were scheduled for October 25th at 11am, and no surprise I couldn’t sleep the night before. Around midnight I realized I was cramping pretty regularly…”oh shit, I guess these are contractions!” Not convinced this was the real thing I stayed in bed for about an hour before getting up to fill up my water bottle in the kitchen and whoops! My water broke! (This is the thing I was told and read many times would not actually happen until I went into the hospital, but I guess I’m special that way)

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Meet Karen

Hi Moms! My name is Karen. I’m relatively new to the mom club, I have an 8 month old little girl named Ellie (here we are!!!).


I live in somewhat rural Minnesota and have been married for almost 7 years to my husband Zach. We have two large dogs with giant personalities – a 6 year old Australian Shepherd and a 5 year old Siberian Husky. Ellie has become our world, which some days we love and sometimes makes us want to run away to California to become grape stompers (you know what I’m talking about, don’t pretend you don’t). As all of you can – or one day soon will – relate, having a baby turns your world upside down, chews it up, and leaves your nipples in disrepair (more on that later). I’m here to share with you the things that I faced and continue to face, no filters… because sometimes we need to hear the real deal. Welcome to the community, let’s get talking.


Meet Kristin

Hi everyone, I’m Kristin! I’m a mom of a very busy almost 4 month old named Finn (read all about his birth here!), and I am seemingly incapable of getting a good picture of us together…


We live in Minnesota outside of the twin cities with my wonderful husband Kris. Together we’re trying to figure out how to be parents and still maintain our sanity and it’s (mostly) working so far. Going through pregnancy and becoming a mom has been a crazy journey with ups and downs, and I can’t wait to share all the weirdness and happiness with you!



Hi there! We’re new(ish) moms and when we were going through our pregnancies and new mommyhood we realized no matter how many books we read or googling we did we weren’t prepped for how weird and hard things could be. Morning sickness, weird pains (before and after birth!), breastfeeding, and feeling like we were going crazy – why didn’t anyone talk about this stuff more? Well here we are. Let’s talk about it.

Kristin & Karen

p.s. check out our intro posts here & here!