crazy week.

This week has been a bit crazy.
In the midst of preparing to take Fern on a plane for the first time this Friday, Fern is starting to become more mobile. No official “crawling” yet, but a little bit – and LOTS of rolling. Which means a lot more vigilance on my part.
In addition to getting into everything, Fern has come down with her first real cold and she’s been miserable and fussy and hasn’t really let me put her down for days. Β It’s been rough.
The good news is that it gave me an excuse to roast a chicken for the bone broth. Apparently it’s really good for you and is a good immunity booster.
Apparently having a baby has turned me into a bit of a hippie. Gone are the days when I’d pop an Advil and down some Nyquil. These days Whole Foods is my pharmacy and it’s all tinctures and bone broth and natural-ness. Oh…and I’m pretty sure I reached the pinnacle of hippiedom while making this bone broth, because I had to touch actual chicken feet to make it. Apparently the feet have the really good stuff. Β I almost threw up, but it’s the price you pay for being a hippie I guess. Hopefully Fern will appreciate her broth!
Hope you all have a good weekend and wish me luck on our flight!


P.S. Fill in the Blank Friday will be up tonight!


  1. I hope Fern feels better soon and the homemade chicken soup does her good! πŸ™‚ All the best with the flight. Hope it’s a good experience. I will be thinking of you all

  2. “the price you pay for being a hippie” ahahaha, that is too good. I love that you are into finding the most holistic and natural remedies for your baby girl. I think you are a good mama Lauren:)

  3. Oh my dear hippie friend, bone broth sounds gross but SO AWESOME. So cool how God created good things in animals to help us get healthy. I love that. Also, Fern and Marley? Bffs FOREVERRRR.

  4. Hi there, new follower!!

    Your baby is adorable and I LOVE her name!!

    Being a hippie is fun πŸ˜€

  5. Hehehe puppy and baby pictures are so so sweet!

  6. Good luck on your flight! Landon has come down with a cold and an ear infection, so I know what you’re going through. Have a great weekend! Can’t wait for blanks!

  7. Aw, feel better Fern!

  8. Your chicken is beautiful! I’m a big believer in homemade broth – the bones really do contain such good stuff and the texture is so much silkier than anything you can buy. Fern is a lucky girl!

  9. hey Lauren. I’m so sorry little one had a cold! how long week you be in SF for? I’m sure you’ll be super swamped, but if you have any time i’d love to take you guys to lunch or coffee while you guys are I’m my neck of the woods! hit me up on Facebook our email or Instagram πŸ™‚

  10. Chicken feet?! OMG. You may be a turning into a hippie, but you’re a tough one!

  11. Aww, she is so cute! What a fun stage. πŸ™‚

    Good luck on the flight! I’ve traveled with my daughter since she was a baby, the airplane always puts her right to sleep.

  12. Love it! I definitely want to go this route with our future kids, I think it’s great. I would really like to learn more about holistic health.

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