10 facts about me

1. I have naturally curly hair, but I have been straightening it since 7th grade so I am starting to lose my curls. 2. The cleaning product aisle is my favorite aisle in the grocery store. 3. Cleaning and Baking are my go-to stress relief activities. 4. I have a candle obsession. If my husband would let me, I would buy a new candle every time I went out. I just settle to stop and smell them 😉 5. I am very shy at first until you get to know me, then I warm up and feel more like myself…

And Suddenly You Were ((NOT)) My Everything…

I know. Sounds a little harsh, right? Let me explain. I have always heard about the instant bond or connection that happens between a new mom and her baby the second the baby is born. I heard this “natural bond” is especially true if you are adopted like I am. Well, I am here to tell you that this “connection” isn’t always the case for every new mom. I think a lot of moms feel ashamed if they don’t have an instant connection with their newborn baby. And for this same reason…

How to End Stay-At-Home Mom Envy

Why do we always want what other’s have? The grass is always greener on the other side, right? I was born with crazy curly hair, but after straightening it to death, I now have flat wavy hair. Now I want my curls back!! I mentioned in an earlier post about my struggle with envy. I was (and kind of still am) jealous of my husband’s job. He can enjoy coffee on his way to work in peace while it’s still warm! He also has adult conversations and a specific purpose at work. Did I…

Date Night Tips for Parents

Hi Parents! When you are a parent it is very important to have date night. This article gives a few tips on how to turn those dates into a success! Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our kids that we forget about our spouse, and most of the time there is no other way. Obviously our children need us to care for their everyday needs, but your spouse needs you too! That is why it is important to set some time aside to be together. I put together 4 Date Night Tips to help you get back to dating…

Naptime Struggles #1

I envy the moms with babies that sleep through the night at an early age. Not only was my son a bad sleeper and far from sleeping through the night (he still isn’t), he was a terrible napper! I’m talking 30 minute naps, most of which were in my arms the first 6 months of his life. If I could somehow manage to get him down to sleep on his own, I had between 15-20 minutes to “relax”. Or more like wash clothes, do the dishes, attempt to make lunch, or clean. Out…