WELCOME TO THIRTY AND TRYING

Welcome to my blog. I wanted to create a site that blended humor, insight, truth, and tips for what it means to navigate your thirties. It's a time in your life where you know who you are as an individual, but are still in a place of transition whether it be career-wise, relationship-wise, and family-wise. As a soon-to-be mom working in Hollywood, I hope you'll enjoy my posts about trying to balance it all. Thanks for stopping by.

 

February 28, 2020

Anytime I’m faced with a tough situation, people are quick to point out how resilient I am. It’s true, but I don’t think anyone ever sets out to be resilient. It’s not a skill you’re necessarily born with, although I do think humans, by nature, are incredibly resilient...

March 15, 2019

This here’s a post for all the mom’s out there (and dad’s, and future parents, and anyone who is interested in sleep training their babe and/or themselves!) It also comes with a disclosure/reminder: what works for us may not work for everyone. Every kid is different an...

February 22, 2019

When it rains it pours, you guys. My son’s first birthday was sandwiched between me getting hit by a truck and then getting pneumonia. So, needless to say it was a hectic couple of weeks. Fortunately, one of the the biggest lessons I’ve learned in the past year is bein...

August 17, 2018

This is a pretty usual conversation for me these days:

“How old is your son?”

“Six months. I can’t believe it.”

“Oh, wow! Are you sleeping?” 

“Surprisingly, yes.” 

“That’s good. How many hours a night?”

(Looking away, trying to mumble…) “Like ten.”

(In shock) “In a row? Consi...

July 20, 2018

For years before I had kids I would often hear: “You have a dog? That’s great preparation for kids!” (or some version of that sentiment). And I would always wonder if that was actually true. Yes, I referred to my dog as my “baby” and had referred to myself as “mommy” i...

June 29, 2018

I go back to work next week, and while I’m excited about the show I’ll be working on, and know I’m making the right choice, I’m still absolutely dreading it. Every working mom I know warned me it would be hard, but I never expected how hard it would actually be. Just t...

May 21, 2018

Everyone always tells you how much your body will change after a baby, and while it may seem pretty obvious (I mean, you carried a human in your body for nine months, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know your body will change), there’s a lot of changes that occur...

April 23, 2018

Before my son was even born there was so much emphasis on the importance of breastfeeding. My husband and I even went to a class and practiced with a dummy baby. I had heard all the cautionary tales about breastfeeding (“it’ll hurt,” “it takes awhile for a first time m...

March 26, 2018

If you’re like me, you’ve had your future kids’ names picked out since you were a kid yourself. Or, at least I thought I did. Admittedly, the names I loved as a kid kind of lost their luster as I got older (plus, I gave away the good names on my dolls… damn it). But, t...

February 21, 2018

My husband and I welcomed our amazing son, Jack Archer Cornett into the world on Friday, February 9 at 12.31am. We are soaking up every minute with this precious boy, and as a result Thirty and Trying will be on a temporary hiatus for the next few weeks while I adjust...

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