Parenthood + the Bed (with Beddy’s) graphic

Parenthood + the Bed (with Beddy’s)

In a parent’s life, there are certain areas that any given parent finds him or herself in more than others. For us, it’s the bedroom–or at least the concept of “the bed.” We work our tails off from infancy to get the baby to “go to bed,” to “take a nap,” or “sleep in his […]

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5 Ways to Work Working-Out Into #MomLife

I found myself at my highest weight post-baby two months into my husband’s unemployment. I was legitimately eating my feelings. I worked a part-time job and felt I was too busy to make it to the gym–or too overwhelmed. Whatever free time I had, I wanted to spend it in the bathtub with a bath […]

#FigAdventures | 2017 Rewind graphic

#FigAdventures | 2017 Rewind

  2017 was a massive year of growth for our family. We were stretched and fortified. We learned to focus on what truly matters and makes us happiest. We humbled ourselves often–many times, without choice. However, we ended the year on the happiest note that we have had in a while. In one word, I’d […]

Be a Light & Attract Light | 2018 Goals graphic

Be a Light & Attract Light | 2018 Goals

Yesterday, Adam and I gave talks in church to our ward (congregation) on the Light of Christ. I don’t feel like that was a coincidence because this entire month, I’ve been thinking about how I can help others and be joyful each day. I want light to permeate each aspect of my life this year: […]

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National Adoption Month: Finding You & Giveaway

Hey, birth-mom! I’m looking for you. I want to find you. I’ve written several posts throughout the last few years, regarding my adoption and emotions around the issue. I’ve talked about the statistics and what I want people to know about being adopted. A year ago, I received my DNA results. I found out what […]

National Adoption Month: Yep, I’m Adopted & Adoption Statistics You Should Know graphic

National Adoption Month: Yep, I’m Adopted & Adoption Statistics You Should Know

Adoption. Some people treat even the suggestion of it as if it were a four-letter word. When a woman finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she sees three options: 1. Abort the baby 2. Raise the baby 3. Place the baby for adoption Most women find even the idea of carrying a baby that you will not […]

Fig Happenings // vol. 1 Graduation Recap & Why You Should Get A Degree graphic

Fig Happenings // vol. 1 Graduation Recap & Why You Should Get A Degree

It took me exactly three years to finish my Master’s degree and arrive at graduation. The day I graduated with my Master’s in English–Technical Writing was the first day I ever set foot on the Northern Arizona University campus. Flagstaff is stunning. Truly. You quickly pass from the desert into mountains which seem to pull […]

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Passholder Secrets: Rock Your Disney Trip [Even with a Toddler]

I grew up with a Disneyland pass for the majority of my childhood. I learned a lot in those years. Here are my top Disneyland pass holder secrets. Let’s kick it. 1. Skip the traditional entrance and security lines. So this lil’ tip requires you going through Downtown Disney. If the security lines are awful, enter […]

My Story of PPD: Maternal Depression Awareness Month graphic

My Story of PPD: Maternal Depression Awareness Month

May marks the start of Maternal Depression Awareness Month. The Maternal Depression Awareness Month is an awareness campaign that is extremely close to my heart. My Story After having my baby, I lost control of my mental health. My depression came back with a vengeance on top of the severe anemia that I was already […]