This post series started off as a half-joking conversation between me and Jordan, but somewhere during it, I was like “Wait a minute… it’s not actually a bad idea.” So here we are, Jordan now has his own guest post which I’ve named “Coffee & Questions with Jordan” – a spot we can pick his brain on his REAL thoughts about being married to a crazy person who decided to jump head first into self-employment. I’m also excited to have a space where we can share little tips that we’ve picked up during the last few years of marriage, blogging and future parenting together. In today’s post we are both spilling on our power words for 2019 – you might remember I did a full post on the importance of power words two years ago!
To help ease Jordan into his first post, we brewed a big pot of Community CoffeeMardi Gras King Cake of course. (Because hey, it’s carnival season in Louisiana right now, and this is the only time of year you can snag this limited-time flavor!) This was my absolute favorite coffee flavor when I worked for Community Coffee – it’s a mix of vanilla and cinnamon. I’d pop a K-cup in every morning as soon as I got to the office. If you don’t believe me when I say it’s like dessert in your cup, check all the 5-star ratings on their site!
There are a lot of scary parts of pregnancy, but one of my biggest fears has always been not knowing how it would impact my body. How much weight will I gain? Will I be able to wear normal clothes? There’s absolutely NO way that I’ll be posting photos of my bare belly on social media…
Somewhere around the middle of my second trimester, I realized none of my pants fit anymore, and I had a full-out meltdown in my closet y’all. It wasn’t pretty. But my waist wasn’t the only thing that was growing. For the first time in my life, my chest was larger than a 34B, and all of my bras were increasingly uncomfortable. Even though I was still able to size up in most non-maternity clothing, I was starting to struggle with my own body image.
And while people still tell me 34 weeks in that I “look so small,” I don’t FEEL small.
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Who else is craving a little bit of sunshine? It might just be me and the fact that I’ve been spending quite a bit of time at home lately, but I could 100% use some beach time before the baby comes! And if I get the okay from my doctor on Thursday morning, we plan on doing just with a short weekend beach trip! Plus, there are SO many gorgeous spring new arrivals (half of them I can’t fit into). BUT I am hoping that you guys will wear them, so I can live vicariously through you! So I’ve rounded up all of my favorites that I’m swooning over to help you pick what to pack for your spring getaway. Think pom poms, ruffles, blush hues and woven everything!
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Who else could use some sunshine? What’s on your spring packing list?
One of the most crucial tools for managing my blog and planning maternity leave is definitely my editorial calendar. At the beginning of every month, I like to sit down and plan out everything for at least 2 months in advance. This helps give me a clear vision of what I need to accomplish with deadline attached. But now that we’ve got a baby on the way, I’ve taken it a step further and have my blog content mapped out through the end of April! Within my editorial calendar, I schedule the topics I want to cover, including those requested by you guys, as well as brand partnerships. Having a dedicated agenda to just my business really allows me to prioritize my responsibilities. Some of you had several questions on how to manage an editorial calendar, so I’ll be covering that in today’s post!
The last time I published this post was TWO years ago in 2017 after starting to work from home! I had just started listening to my first podcasts while looking to fill the coworker void. I would scan relevant webinars and podcasts throughout the day to make sure I was keeping up with personal development skills that I was used to getting from a “normal” job. Now the podcast world has become an abundant sea of inspiring podcasts aimed at creative entrepreneurs and personal growth!
Because I’ve changed my listening preferences and my business has also changed, I’ve added new favorites to my rotation, so I wanted to update this post with my current listens. AND I’m even sharing which one I was recently asked to be a guest on for my first ever podcast interview!
Would love to hear your favorites in the comments so that I can check them out too!
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