Today I am going to share with you the most delicious autumn bread that I love to have for breakfast with coffee or dessert with an evening tea. This Cream Cheese Swirled Pumpkin Butter Bread by Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest is one of my favorite recipes this time of year. The combination of flavors hit the spot. I hope you enjoy it too.
On September 23, the doctor diagnosed me with stage 3 Ovarian cancer. 3 days later, I was prepping for surgery while being told the mass, any and all infected organs, my ovaries, eggs, and my uterus would be removed. A full hysterectomy. At 18, the thought of removing my reproductive organs was not only terrifying, but it was heartbreaking. My biggest dream has always been to have my own children and raise a family.
Think about your kids drawers... are they stuffed? Do you (or they) love every item? I urge you to shed the items you (and/or they) don't love or need. You might just find that it makes life more simple, easy, and fun. It is part of the reason why I love the concept behind Hello Dahl Baby, Ashley does the legwork and picks the adorable clothes for you! It is all super cute stuff and with an adorable staple wardrobe already picked for you, kinda like a personal stylist for your baby, life as a parent just got evenbetter.
I was pregnant with my first baby during the peak of COVID-19, causing my pregnancy to become lonely and isolated. I was able to have my husband and mother in the delivery room with me, but no other family was able to see our son once he was born. And after bringing him home, things took a turn for the worse.
My entrance into motherhood was messy. Even now, I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing some days, but others I feel I’ve found my stride as a mom. My son is healthy, he’s happy, his parents love each other. He’s growing up in a stable household. He has the daddy I wished I had growing up. And that above all else has brought me so much healing.
My journey to becoming a mom was anything but traditional, however, I am so blessed and grateful for every second! It wasn’t in the plan to foster, it wasn’t in the plan to adopt, it wasn’t in the plan to take my work home with me— literally. But that is how my journey to being a mom began.
Hi there! My name is Megan Acuna and I’m a content creator in (usually cloudy) Seattle, Washington, where I make videos and write blog posts about pregnancy and motherhood, thrifting, home decor, and style. I’m allll about keepin’ it real. Consider this my TMI warning for the entirety of my content because I’m not at all shy about discussing about “down there” after birth, mental health, or the approximately 1,000,000 times my baby pooped on me today.