Baby Essentials: What You Really Need

Ever wondered what products you really need when it comes to babies? Being a first time mom, I was clueless. And like many first time moms, I wanted everything. I dropped big bucks on baby gear, without batting an eyelash. Every trip to Target meant waddling around the baby section. Looking back, we definitely could…

How We Fight the Sniffles

Now I’m not saying I’m a Florida girl… but living there for over 4 years completely erased what winter is like up north from my memory. I’ve had my heat on since the beginning of October, just to give you a little insight on how I am handling this cold. My body, on the other…

The Changes That Come When You Turn One

My creative side has really been lacking. Sitting down in front of this laptop to write a post has been one of the last things I’ve wanted to do lately. And I’m not sure why I chose this moment to write again. Dishes need to be done, so does the laundry, and the floor could…

Day in the Life as a SAHM

Ever wondered what it’s like being a SAHM (Stay-at-home mom)? I surely cannot speak for all SAHM’s with this post, because I know everyone is different. But I’m going to give you a little insight on what a typical day is like for me as a SAHM, because well… why not? First off, I just…

Finding Time

One of the hardest parts of motherhood is finding time for yourself. This time could mean taking a shower alone, catching up on emails, reading a book, or even enjoying a cup of coffee while it’s still hot. Don’t get me wrong, I cherish every moment I have with Myla. But sometimes I’m like, “Will…

The Reality of Sleep Training

It’s been 3 hours since I put Myla down in her crib, and Scottie and I have both gone to console her at least 6 times. We are in the process of sleep training an almost 10 month old, and let me tell you, this shit is not easy. Recently, we made the decision to…

Body After Baby

When I gave birth to Myla, I weighed 192 pounds. I had gained 55 pounds during my pregnancy, and I felt like a freakin’ whale. I’m not even gonna act clueless and be like “where did this weight come from?” I basically summoned it upon myself. Side note: I cannot eat like Scottie does. I…

Wanted: Mom Friends

When we decided to move to Indiana, I knew it would be difficult leaving my friends and family behind. But what I didn’t predict, was how hard it would be to make new friends, especially now that I am a mom. Making new friends in college was so easy for me. I’m not saying I’m…

Non-toxic Living

Have you ever actually read the ingredients in your personal care products? What about your cleaning supplies? Probably not, because let’s be honest, we don’t know what any of those ingredients are, or how to even pronounce them for that matter. We all use them though, because they are sold in stores, so obviously they…

Postpartum Anxiety

We all struggle. Simple as that. Whether it’s with anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationships, or even financially, we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. I’m currently at that point. In my teens, I used to struggle hard with depression and anxiety. And I know I am not alone when I say that. With…