One Egg Nest

We Haven’t Come Far Enough With Postpartum Depression Screening

My 6 week postpartum follow-up appointment with my OB was scheduled for the day that should have been my estimated due date.  It was a short appointment.  She oohed and ahhed over my baby, did a quick physical exam to... Continue Reading →


Digging Out Of the Dark

As with most major life changes there are great joys, but also some lows.  This is simply natural when adjusting to big changes.  Moving and adjusting to New Zealand has been no different. I absolutely love it here.  This place... Continue Reading →

So you want to move to New Zealand.

Our Experience with the New Zealand Immigration Process.   The decision to move to New Zealand was very easy for us, actually making it happen, however, was a different matter.  We started initial research into options for immigration more than... Continue Reading →

New Zealand, Why Not?

Why we moved across the world. A little over a month ago my husband, daughter, and I packed up our whole lives into a total of 12 suitcases (9 checked bags, 3 carry-ons), boarded a plane in Portland, OR on... Continue Reading →

All I Ask In This World For My Daughter

The last few weeks have been really tough as a parent.  The news and social media are filled with so many sad stories.  Stories of loss, hate, injustice, prejudice, fear, you name a negative thing and it's there.  From the... Continue Reading →

When You Go Camping with a Toddler, Make Sure You Have Videos on Your Phone

This past weekend we went on our first camping trip for 2016 - with our 2 1/2 year old toddler. We don't do RV or camper van style camping, we do the full tent and cooking over an open flame... Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home (A.K.A. I never want to leave my baby girl again)

This week I had to travel out of town for a conference for work, I flew out first thing Saturday morning, and got back just barely in time for bedtime Wednesday night.  That was 5 - F.I.V.E. - full days... Continue Reading →

ALL Birth is Natural

April is cesarean awareness month.  I know, I know - there's a month, a week, a day, a color, a ribbon, a something for every disease, disorder, condition, syndrome, event, etc. you can imagine.  So why in the world would... Continue Reading →

Why I love and hate the Kim Kardashian nude selfie

So first I want to say this, I am not a fan of the Kardashians.  The fact that I am now writing an entire posed inspired by one of their antics kind of makes my stomach churn a little.  I... Continue Reading →

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