Three Weeks

Nora is three weeks old today! In honor of her three week "birthday," here are some pictures from the week. Daddy and Nora Nap Time    Super Cute Baby ... View Post about Three Weeks

Welcome Home

We've had Nora home for a week now and have been having a great time with her. She is very easy going (with the exception of the first time Chris and I tried to bathe her - it was too cold) and has ... View Post about Welcome Home


Meet Nora! Eleanor Margarete Hinds Born Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm 7lbs 4 oz 20 inches long details and birth story to follow... ... View Post about Nora

41 Weeks & 1 Day

Well, we had an interesting doctors appointment today. Chris picked me up from work at 1:00 and we headed, first, to Northern Dutchess for a sonogram and a peek at baby. Baby scored 8/8 on the ... View Post about 41 Weeks & 1 Day

The 10th Month

Still hanging in there and hanging out. I worked all week this week. It was slowing down a bit since the semester starts Monday, but still relatively busy (I had to finalize my goals for 2009-2010). ... View Post about The 10th Month

Due Date

Well, that's it, I'm officially in the 10th month and 40th week of being pregnant - thank goodness I feel so great, because this baby has some serious procrastination genes (from both sides). I'm ... View Post about Due Date


Chris and I had a very busy and productive last weekend (hopefully!) before the baby comes. I did laundry, swept and mopped; Chris organized the pantry and cleaned the bathtubs. And, of course, this ... View Post about Peaches

The News Is…

No news. Sorry. Boy, yesterday was the day for phone calls. I suppose everyone is getting a little bit anxious to hear about grandbaby, because we got a call from just about every one of our ... View Post about The News Is…

Belly Love

Last night, I posed for an amazing local photographer, Melissa Surprise, who is working on a project of expecting mommas doing yoga. It was tons of fun and her pictures are beautiful!!! Go visit her ... View Post about Belly Love

Perfect Day

I had today off from work, and it was wonderful! I went to the doctor this morning, ran a few errands, hung out by the pool in the sunshine with Margarete for 3+ hours, came home and relaxed, then ... View Post about Perfect Day

Baby Shower

Yesterday, my New York friends threw me a surprise baby shower, complete with all kinds of silly baby shower games. Trish, it would seem, is the game master - she had all kinds of fun planned for us, ... View Post about Baby Shower

The Countdown

We're really getting close now, with less than a month on the countdown. Both Chris and I are getting excited to meet baby -- and getting a lot more serious about getting all that gear. I finalized ... View Post about The Countdown

  • Tree decorating! Vivi and I are supervising from the couch.
  • Feeling a little nostalgic today about our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway last summer. This afternoon we sold our trailer and watched it drive away from us ready to build memories for a new family. I'm super excited for our next chapter, but also a little sad to say goodbye to the trailer that was out fulltime home for almost a year + brought us on so many adventures...16 state capitals, countless state and national parks, and even a TV episode! 
#travel #traveltrailer #rvfamily #rvtravel #rvlife #fulltimerv #goingrv #traveldiaries #lifechanges #video #ontheroad #driving #oregoncoast #highway1 #pacificnorthwest #pacificcoasthighway #tbt #throwbackthursday #throwback
  • It may be December, but we're finally getting some fall-ish weather in Texas, which means taking the opportunity to nap outside and soak up some vitamin D. Happy 3 weeks, Vivienne.
  • We had Vivienne's two week visit at the midwife's office today and put her footprints up on the wall. I love that they do this...all around their lobby, hallways and exam rooms are footprints, stats, and names of all the babies they've delivered.  It's so fun to see all the babies footprints and know we're part of this little tribe now. 
This was our third home birth and since all our babies have been born in different states, our third midwifery practice that we've worked with. Every time I am always so happy with the quality of care that they provide and how they truly make me feel like they know me and care deeply about me and my family. It's such a different experience from my prenatal and birth care experience with our eldest daughter (with midwives at an OB practice and hospital delivery). If you are having a healthy normal pregnancy, I can't advocate more for considering home birth. ♥️
  • It's #smallbusinesssaturday and while I know no one is buying websites or marketing services today, I thought it seemed fitting to share a little "before and after" in celebration of how far we've come since Chris and I started @roadwarriorwp. This first picture is from 2015 when we were gearing up to rebrand my freelance business as Road Warrior Creative and we were in the midst of saving like mad and building the business to a point where Chris could quit his day job. At that point we were only dreaming of freedom to travel. The second is a drone photo of our trailer - a visual reminder that we have achieved our dreams of being able to work from anywhere and travel + working without sacrificing spending lots of time with our daughters.

Earlier this fall, I was interviewed on the @rventrepreneur podcast about my journey growing my business from a freelancer to an agency with 6 team members in addition to me and Chris. I'm so proud of how far we've come and all we've been able to achieve in 4 short years. The link to the podcast is in my bio if you want to give it a listen. 
If you're on the entrepreneurial journey yourself and have any questions for me, leave them in a comment. I'm all about helping other entrepreneurs and small business owners take the leap to achieve the business and life goals they are dreaming of. And would be happy to answer any questions that you might have.