30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge: The Beginning

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you and will help keep this blog up and running. I am 8 months post partum this week and terrified to look at the scale. […]

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Mom

People love to give advice to a pregnant lady. They see that blooming belly and can’t help themselves from offering up their expert tips on becoming a mom. And they get especially giddy when they find out you’re a first-time-mama. They tell you: “Make sure you do this” “Don’t ever do that” “Do what you think […]

Best Summer Beauty + Lifestyle Products for Moms

  1. Amika Dry Shampoo Guys, I have to be honest. With a new baby and my husband’s recent promotion, I’ve been busier than ever with little to no help at home. Sometimes I find the day has gone by and I never got to shower! Anyone else? No one would ever know though, because […]

What NOT To Do During Labor and Delivery

‘They’ say women forget all about the pain of labor after you go through a pregnancy and delivery. I am not convinced that is true, because I am 7 months post-delivery and still remember the pain like it was yesterday. But, the physical pain wasn’t actually the worst of it for me. It was the […]

Preeclampsia – It Happened To Me: Part Two

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It was around the 26th week of pregnancy where I really was feeling horrible. My morning sickness was gone, but my food aversions were relentless. So were my new co-workers who didn’t want anything to do with me. I was getting headaches, seeing spots, and had horrible dizziness. I thought maybe I was dehydrated. My […]

Preeclampsia – It Happened To Me: Part One

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Statistically speaking, Preeclampsia is nothing to worry about. According to “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” preeclampsia is a rare disorder that usually arrives after your 20th week of pregnancy – if at all – and can be lethal to the mother and baby. However, only about 8 to 10 percent of women are diagnosed […]

Eat Your F***ing Food

My daughter developed jaundice right after she was born and had a fairly low birth weight because I had to be induced three weeks early. I had trouble breastfeeding and called it quits after about a month of nipple shields and pumping around the clock. Naturally, I developed anxiety over her weight gain. After a […]

Hot Topic: What Are Your Thoughts on Furbabies?!

Those who know me are fully aware of my love for my pets. I have two dogs and a cat and would do anything for them. I do, actually, refer to them as my furbabies. However, since becoming a mom my eyes have been opened to an interesting debate regarding “animal parents”. Are they really parents? […]

It Takes a Village

They say it takes a village, but I didn’t want to believe that years ago. When I was 23 (about 4 years ago now) I decided, “No more Facebook.” As a marketing major, I knew that I had to keep utilizing my social media pages to stay relevant in the field, but I also knew that […]

Pear and Green Bean Puree Baby Food Recipe

I have a picky eater who refuses (almost) anything green, so I created this stage 1+2 baby food recipe. Otherwise known as, “How to Get Your Baby to Eat Green Beans.” At least in my experience! You will need: 1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Green Beans 1 Pear, cubed and boiled, or poached. Core/stem removed […]