motherhood

Mom Shaming: Let’s end it.

Recently one of the funny meme-making moms I follow on Instagram posted the following meme: “I’m desperate but not *used breastpump* desperate” I normally would not comment on such a post, but saw others were weighing in (and I’m pregnant with no filter at the moment) so why not? My comment was respectful and straight forward, the original poster actually…

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Health & Beauty, homemaking

Natural Products We Use Everyday

It’s 2018, and for a lot of moms, the chemicals we bring into our homes and use around our kids can sometimes be concerning. Natural cleaning and personal care products can be an easy way to make safe changes to your weekly routine, and take some of the worry out of parenting. As a mom I love to worry as…

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About Me, Pregnancy

Big Changes This Year

This site has been much quieter the past couple of months. And yes the holidays were a little crazy (we were out of town a lot) but there’s another big reason; we’re having another baby! (if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen out New Year’s Eve announcement) Our 3 year old is getting promoted to big brother…

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Faith & Current Events, motherhood

A Lesson In Self Care

“A Lesson In Self Care” is an excerpt from my upcoming eBook A Fierce Love: Reinventing the early years of #momlife, which is a faith-based take on modern motherhood of infants and toddlers. You probably know by now being a mom is hard work. That’s no secret. But have you ever watched other moms you admire wonder how they seem to…

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motherhood

Creating a Routine for Your Toddler

There are a lot of days I’m not sure if I’m doing any of this parenting stuff right. But every time someone tells me how happy my kid is, I know its because I try my hardest to stick to a daily routine. Happiness is not just genetics. It’s partially that, but it also has to do with how you…

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homemaking, Recipes

Freezer Meal Follow-Up: Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I finally had my first freezer meal prep session (you can read about it here). I thought I’d fill you in on some ways I altered recipes and how a couple of them turned out! Sweet & Savory Pork Chops with Butternut Squash So this recipe sounded good, but I have to say it did…

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motherhood, Pregnancy

Why You Need to Make Time for Mom Friends

Ever since getting married, my husband and I have moved a lot. Seven times in nine years to be exact. When you’re moving that often (always for jobs, no, not military) it becomes hard to mentally wrap your head around putting down roots. Pre-kids I had made a couple friends who were co-workers, but after having my son we knew…

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Recipes

Cookie Recipe Round-Up

There are several television shows I’ve watched so many times that they’re memorized, but just as funny, just as good, every time. Friends is one of those shows for me. And every time I watch the episode where Monica wants to be “the mom who bakes the BEST chocolate chip cookies” I have to MAKE ALL THE COOKIES. The power…

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motherhood, Pregnancy

Ultimate Diaper Bag Packing Guide

First of all, can we get an amen for how far diaper bags have come? It’s 2017 and no longer are we relegated to cheap nylon and pastels. Unless of course nylon and pastels are your thing, then well, party on. But I’ll take a tote-turned-diaper-bag any day of the week over the bags of yesteryear. [This post contains affiliate…

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