When I was pregnant with my son, I did a MASSIVE amount of research. I wanted to know anything and everything about how to take care of him. I found so many resources online about breastfeeding, but the one thing I didn’t hear about was exclusive pumping. I saw the phrase a few times, but … Continue reading Breastfeeding: One Size Doesn’t Fit All [Guest Post]
Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review. I am NOT affiliated with Hello Fresh at all. I simply decided to write about my experience for anyone who is curious. Having meals delivered to me is something I would never do. It just seems a little ridiculous to me. It appears sketchy, expensive and unnecessary. A … Continue reading Interested in Hello Fresh? Hear about my experience & get a full free week!
Every year I start with these big aspirations of what I want to do. I have all these goals and pretty pictures of who I'm going to become within the next year. But when Christmas rolls around, and I find that list of last years "resolutions", I'm often met with a big old thud in … Continue reading Bible In A Year Plan (that will really work!)
It's the most wonderful time of the year - until December 26th comes around and you're broke, overwhelmed and discontent...AGAIN. How are we to be content in a culture that says we need more stuff to be happy and fulfilled? Honestly, one of my biggest weaknesses is greed. I am always looking to social media to … Continue reading Recovering the Spirit of Christmas
Making sugar cookies was always one of my top favorite Christmas traditions as a kid. Any kind was good, but the ones that topped them all where my Grandma's lemon sugar cookies. They were the perfect combination of soft and firm, and the little bit of citrus tang made the sweetness of the frosting even … Continue reading Lemon Christmas Sugar Cookies
Buying gifts for men can be incredibly difficult. I don't know how men feel about buying for us ladies, but I have a hunch that we are much easier (Guys, correct me if I'm wrong on this)! Thankfully, this idea can be used for either gender. I always struggle with finding the perfect gift, but … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas for your S.O.
When we first moved into our new home, I was overwhelmed at the feat of trying to decorate everything and actually make it beautiful within our non-existent budget for decorating! Though I had never been a crafty person and always steered clear of DIY and craft projects, I decided that it would be worth it. … Continue reading DIY Reversible Porch Sign
Mama, I totally get it. I'm just like you. I don't like to exercise, I don't have the self-control to stop eating what I love, and I just can't seem to stick to anything! If this sounds like you, it's time to act. I'm a busy, tired, stressed mom JUST. LIKE. YOU. There are no gimmicks … Continue reading Busy Mama Lifestyle Change Program
The first time I tried this recipe, I was about fourteen. I don't even remember where I got it from and may have made a few changes to it here and there. But what I remember most about these cookies is that they were a HUGE hit with my brothers and dad. At that time … Continue reading Perfect Pumpkin Cookies
I had heard about postpartum depression. In fact, I even expected to have it since the women in my family have a history of anxiety and depression. But I don't think you can truly understand until you've been there. The day I had my son, I was not excited to meet him. I wasn't alarmed … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: What You Should Know