To The Moms With Special Needs Kids.

I see you. I see your pain when your child gets stared at in public or left out at the park. I see your desperation when your child refuses to eat yet another food. I see the sinking desperate fear of elopement or accident when you have to leave your child in someone else’s care. I see your struggle to…

DIY Bath Bombs

So my husband gave me a super luxurious box of bath bombs for Christmas in hopes that I would take more time to myself. ((LOL)) One evening at bath time I thought my daughter might enjoy one. I CREATED A MONSTER! Every time she got in the bath, she was asking for “colors.” I guess because they turn her bath…

The Terrible Twos & How We’re Coping

So your toddler is a handful. That’s okay. They’re supposed to be. I know it’s hard momma, but you can do this! Last week I did a post on how important it is for us to be patient and kind to our ever learning and so confused toddlers. I want share with you some of the super simple ways I…

STOP Calling Your Toddler An Asshole

Seriously just stop. It’s not funny and I guarantee little ears are hearing the words you’re speaking over them. As my daughter is approaching 2, I’m starting to see some of the tell tale toddlerisms come to life. (Not that I am a stranger to those things…I work with kids) And let me tell you something; I am so thankful…

6 Things I learned While Breastfeeding

As of this week I have been breast feeding my little for almost 2 years. And during those 22 months I have learned so much. Becoming a mother in general is a huge learning experience but one I am no where near ready to try to lay out. Breastfeeding is more focused area of learning so I’ll start there. These…

Breastfeeding My 18 Month Old

Let me set the scene for you… My husband and I are standing in the lumber section of Lowe’s picking up some lumber so my husband can make my daughter a new bed. My 18 month old in my arms, suddenly throws her head down into my chest…and I kid you not…says “nom nom nom!!!” I thought I was going…

DIY Beard Oil

I’ve been whipping up all kinds of things with my essential oils now that I don’t have a daunting board exam to study for (fingers crossed that I passed that bad boy). My husband has this gorgeous and very full beard that he is quite attached to (hehe). It’s been there for years now and he’s been complaining about his…

Anna’s Birth Story

I am going to do my best to not sound bitter through out this post. And the LAST thing I want is to scare any mommies to be. I was blessed with an extremely amazing pregnancy. I never had morning sickness, and I felt incredible most of the pregnancy (right up until the end). I felt empowered and strong. I…

Kielbasa Potato Soup

  With the amount of cold weather we have had recently I’ve been really putting my crock pot to work. Soups, stews, and roasts are all such staple winter foods for us. There’s nothing better than throwing dinner in the crock pot before work and coming home to the comforting aromas of a warm and hearty dinner. This ended up…

Our Story

 I grew up in the middle of nowhere Indiana until a few years after my parents’ divorce. When my mom got remarried, we moved to Virginia leaving behind everything I knew. My friends, my family, even my brothers, but there was a small part of me that was excited to see what was next.  I started my junior year of…