Essentials for Surviving the Newborn Stage

Newborns are super cute, but let’s face it – they’re super challenging! At least in my experience. I don’t know – maybe you have magical unicorn newborns. I most certainly do not, which means I need lots of props and items to survive this stage. Here are some of my favorites. Aside from coffee, of course. Coffee is 10,000% essential to surviving this stage. Well, all stages in parenting really. I’m basically expecting to need coffee for the rest of my life from here on out. Nipple Shields These are a must have for me! For whatever reason, I experience […]


Lincoln’s Birth Story

Lincoln’s Birth Story

That’s right, guys – I’m officially a mom of two! Lincoln Glen Foggy joined us on February 3rd, 2019 at 1:19pm. I’ve had quite a few people express interest in hearing his birth story, so here it is! Just to provide some insight – I was highly anxious about giving birth again. Clementine’s labor and delivery was difficult, to say the least, and left me with a ton of anxiety about doing it again. Clementine was a natural, vaginal birth after 30+ hours of labor. After such a prolonged labor, my uterus didn’t have the strength to contract after she […]


Simplifying Motherhood: Pt. 2 – Google Assistant

My husband and I really debated over what to ask for from our families this Christmas. Ya know, the older you get, the less viable gift options you have. What do we want for Christmas? Hmmm, we really want a new backyard or our student loans to be paid off or financial security or for our toddler to eat dinner well. Things that people can’t really gift you. After much deliberation, we landed on some Google home products. We did a bit more research, got even more excited, and then settled on specific items. We asked for two Google Home […]


The Product that Cured my Oily Skin

I’ve had oily skin for as long as I can remember. Like, not the cute, dewy oily skin either. Like, the bad, acne-prone, greasy oily skin. It’s plagued me since I was 12 years old. Acne followed me up until high school when I went on Accutane. Even so, years later, I continued to have oily skin and struggle with break outs. It was maddening and discouraging being in your mid-20’s and still struggling with acne! And then along came keto! The ketogenic diet pretty much healed my acne. I was shocked, because I grew up always being told that […]


Simplifying Motherhood: Pt 1 – Norwex

So, I don’t know if you know this about me, but I love when things are simple. Especially when it comes to things I don’t want to do. The more simple a task is, the more likely I am to do it. At first, coming to that realization made me feel… lazy. To be honest though, it’s human nature! So much of this life is not simple. It’s complicated and difficult and confusing – especially motherhood – so if something can be simple then I am here for it! There’s no shame in simplicity! So when I first discovered Norwex, […]


5 Chores Your Toddler Can Do

In the five million mom groups I’m in on Facebook, one of the most popular topics is chores. Moms are asking all kinds of questions about chores! What kind of chores does your kid do? When did you start having them do chores? Do you help them? Do you pay them? What are some age-appropriate chores for my x year old? Moms have some burning questions about chores! My oldest is just shy of three years old, so I always thought those chore questions didn’t pertain to me… until I really started thinking about it. They totally do! I can have her […]


If A Mom Goes to the Store…

If A Mom Goes to the Store…

Guess what I did today! That’s right – I carted myself to the store. And it really got me thinking how going to the store seems like such a simple task, but when you really break it down, it’s quite a hefty task.  So I wanna catalog all it takes for a mom to go to the store. Why? Because there’s so much more to it than just going to the store. And if a mom ever says she went to a store, I don’t want anyone to think, “Oh, that’s it??”. Before she even gets to the store… She […]


5 Skincare Tips That Cost $0

5 Skincare Tips That Cost $0

Do you know what I love? I love having great skin! You know what I don’t love? The price tag that sometimes comes along with that. I believe skincare isn’t something you should skimp out on – after all, makeup can only look as good as the canvas it is applied on.  But still! That doesn’t mean everyone can just reach into their wallets and fork out some money. I get it! So here’s 5 skincare tips that don’t cost you a dime. 1. Cleanse your face AFTER you wash and condition your hair. Most women I know cleanse their […]


Unpopular Makeup Techniques and Opinions

Unpopular Makeup Techniques and Opinions

Last week I watched a video on YouTube by Emily on this subject and thought I would give it a go! This post is basically all about unpopular or uncommon makeup techniques and opinions. If you spend anytime in the beauty community on social media, you’ll notice that certain techniques and certain products can dominate the scene. But every woman is different! So here are my unpopular techniques and opinions – both good and bad! 1) I avoid high end complexion products. I purposefully avoid more expensive complexion products, such as: primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, and setting spray. I’m doing […]


5 Facebook Groups That Helped Me Survive the First Year of Motherhood

5 Facebook Groups That Helped Me Survive the First Year of Motherhood

If you’re a mom and aren’t taking advantage of Facebook groups, then what are you even doing?? Facebook groups are a great way to connect with other moms and troubleshoot. And as a first time mom, Facebook groups can be a wealth of knowledge for you. The great thing about groups is that lots of different moms are in these groups, so you’ll get answers, tips, and suggestions from all types of moms. Here’s 5 different groups that helped me survive/navigate the first year of being a mom. 1) Respectful Sleep Training/Learning When I think of groups that made the […]