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

Father’s Day: We Are Grateful

June 18, 2015

At Model Behaviors, we focus on women who strive to balance it all while prioritizing what is most important to us as individuals. For this Father’s Day, we want to take a minute to thank all the outstanding men who have supported us...

Preparing for Baby: Freeze-Ahead Meals

June 1, 2015

For all of us who’re parents or soon-to-be parents, time can slip by so easily.  And before we know it, we’re calling up for take-out and falling into a ho-hum routine of our usual go-to spots.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could access...

By Toni

Motherhood Advice: All a Mother Needs Is Love

May 26, 2015

As my due date fast approaches, I’ve been experiencing a wide mix of emotions while also trying to accomplish as many last-minute preparations before our little nugget makes her first appearance. Along with the mother-to-be frenzy is...

By Toni

The Pregnancy Journal of a Late Bloomer: Chapter 5

May 20, 2015

TMH: Can’t believe it’s any day now, and everyone keeps asking if I’m ready. Well, I’m never ready. I’m the person standing at the open door of a plane, wearing the parachute with no real intentions of jumping. If someone doesn’t push...

By Toni

Beauty Advice for Moms

May 6, 2015

Being a single, working mom, most days feel like they aren’t long enough because of everything that needs to be done, so of course, way too often my needs are last on the to-do list. But, Mommies, I have come to realize that we must...

Celebrating Motherhood

May 5, 2015

Seven years ago today, I spent Mother’s Day with my mom. I took her to brunch after church and thanked her for all that she had done for me. At that time, I’d just met the man I would later marry and was still in the throes of my...