Wellness Wednesday: SURRENDER

May 25, 2016

As I say good-bye to my dear friend and hello to a future filled with her loving memories, I’d like to share what I wrote for her celebration of life. And since she was such a big part of Model Behaviors, I thought there was no better...

By Toni

Behind the Scenes of Our Hunt Family Christmas Card

December 25, 2015

Coming up on four years of marriage, it’s been brought to my attention that every couple (family) has their thing. This sort of thing develops over time. I’m not talking about the likes of communication, respect, compassion but rather...

By Toni

A Mother’s Journal: The First Six Months

December 18, 2015

I’m a self-proclaimed turtle. Slow-mo New Mexico. There’s no such thing as a fast-paced New Mexican. A unicorn. A chupacabra. They just don’t exist (well maybe the chupacabra). So you can imagine what a change becoming a mom has been...

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Introducing Solids into a Baby’s Diet: Carrots

November 23, 2015

What is the first thing veteran parents ask new parents when they see a newborn? How are they sleeping? After the first 3-4 weeks of waking up every two hours, Darlington started sleeping like a little rock star, between 6-8 hours. We...

By Toni

A Mother’s Journal: The First 5 Months

November 19, 2015

I’m that annoying mom who talks baby stuff like it’s the only thing I have going on—poopy diapers, tummy time, growth spurts, height and weight percentiles, teething tricks, scooting vs. crawling.  I promised never to become this...

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A Mother’s Journal: The First Three Months

September 29, 2015

How do you even begin to articulate this stage in life? I’ve never been so besieged with thoughts, feelings, emotions, hormones, and bouts of lethargy, while at the same time the happiest I’ve ever been—happy from the depths of my...

By Toni

A Mother’s Journal: The Art of Breastfeeding

August 25, 2015

I never thought I’d be one to cry over spilled milk—and not just once, but twice—to completely lose my shit, standing over the kitchen sink and mumbling no…no…why me? Sounds a bit melodramatic, but that’s exactly what happens when a...

By Toni