Birth Plans and Hair Salons

By Victoria Easter Wilson / May 24, 2016 / 1 Comment

Can you help but eavesdrop in a hair salon? I mean really. It comes with the territory. A decidedly woman-centric space, the hum of gossip is just as impossible to ignore as the droning hair dryers. Waiting for my semi-monthly brow wax (you’re welcome), I couldn’t help but watch as client after client met with…

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Gaining Your Bearings

By Victoria Easter Wilson / May 7, 2016 / 4 Comments

Second babies are funny. On the one one hand, you’re more comfortable in your mommy skin. The little things don’t seem so big. You’re more confident. Expectations are realistic. Joy is easier to find. On the other hand, you now have two babies. More responsibility and limited time. Two sets of completely different needs. One Mommy. About a…

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Postpartum Recovery Tastes Like Rachel's Beef Pot Pie

By Victoria Easter Wilson / April 8, 2016 / 6 Comments

Hazily stumbling into our apartment with a new baby was—how was it, again, exactly? Overwhelming. Daunting. Our new, needy roommate terrified me. Truly. I longed for a moment to catch my breath. To process the massive event which had just occurred inside my body. An event that left me leaking, achy, and exhausted. An event that…

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The Mom I Judged in Subway

By Victoria Easter Wilson / March 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

It was hard not to stare. The Mom balanced a baby carrier in one arm, and lugged a screaming toddler with the other; her face a frazzled mess, her snot-faced kid even messier.  Quite a sight. There goes my quiet meal. It was almost comical how she attempted to order over the ruckus; her toddler’s…

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How I Became A Virtual Assistant (5 Tips For New VAs)

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 23, 2016 / 4 Comments

There’s been a lot of interest in my work as a Virtual Assistant. And I get the appeal. “You have a work-at-home job that isn’t a ponzi scheme? You can make money in your yoga pants!? Tell me more!” While I’m still very new to this game and have much to learn, I hope that…

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Absolutely Loved My 1st Fix, But I Returned It: An Honest Stitch Fix Experience

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 12, 2016 / 12 Comments

The siren’s song of Stitch Fix has been luring me for years. It all started when big-name bloggers I follow posted their fixes. Then, slowly, medium-sized and smaller-bloggers I knew joined in the chorus. Then one of my I-didn’t-meet-you-on-the-Internet, you’ve-been-to-my-house friends signed up. I figured if she was on board, I could give it a…

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Self-Discipline and My Year Of No

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 1, 2016 / 2 Comments

The days between Christmas and New Year’s are some of my favorite. I enjoy using the time to look back, and plan forward. My husband and I rearranged our home office and, in the process, I found several tools I’d purchased over the months to help me get more done. Tools that were halfheartedly attempted…

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Counting My Blessings After Nora's Birth

By Victoria Easter Wilson / December 3, 2015 / 1 Comment

One reason Nora’s birth story has been so resonate is because of the many  ways God provided throughout my pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum with her. I wanted to share some of those ways with you, as a testament to His faithfulness and lovingkindness. Our doula invited us to pray specifically for this birth. She…

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Nora Heather’s Birth Story

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 5, 2015 / 12 Comments

I wanted to get the words on the page while this experience was still fresh in my mind! I will likely come back in a few weeks and make some updates, but for now enjoy the rawness of the story. (11/5) Prelabor The weeks leading up to Nora’s birth were an intense mental, emotional, and…

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Dull

By Victoria Easter Wilson / October 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

I’ve been feeling like a dull butter knife these days. (And, frankly, it’s not like butter knives do much damage even when they’re sharp.) Maybe it’s been my stint as a for realsies stay-at-home-mom. Or being pregnant. Or both. (Probably both.) But I just feel like I’ve lost my zip. I don’t think as clearly…

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