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 […]


Your Weight is Not the Problem – 3 Ways to Overcome the True Problem

Your Weight is Not the Problem – 3 Ways to Overcome the True Problem

As someone who has spent some time in the weight loss community, I’ve noticed this problem. Women are losing weight, achieving their goals, and are still hating their bodies. Why? Because their bodies and how much they weigh is not the problem.  The true problem is low self-esteem. And, unfortunately, low self-esteem does not discriminate. If you think poorly of yourself, hate yourself, and find yourself worthless, that train of thought will follow you around, no matter how much your body weighs. Your low self-esteem will continue to pick on your body, no matter how perfect it is. I know this because […]


How To Exist Unapologetically on Social Media

How To Exist Unapologetically on Social Media

I love women who exist unapologetically on social media. I love when women post pictures of themselves, their families, and their houses without apologizing for their flaws and imperfections. I know you’ve seen what I’m talking about! Either a friend, influencer, or fellow mom will post a picture with some type of apology thrown into the caption. What is the apology for? They’re usually apologizing for not being perfect. I’ve seen women apologize for a messy background, unflattering angles, kids in mismatched clothes, fly away hairs, chipped nail polish, smudged lipstick – the list goes on and on. Women everywhere are […]


L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara | Review

If there’s something L’Oreal does right, it’s mascara! They have so many cult favorites, including their Lash Paradise, Telescopic, and Voluminous Carbon Black – just to name a few. But when you search L’Oreal mascaras on Ulta, you get 33 results. Thirty-three different mascaras is an impressive selection! In fact, they have a lot I haven’t heard much about, including their Voluminous Million Lashes (of course, I got mine in waterproof). Keep reading to see how to use this mascara for best results! The saying goes that your lashes will look like the wand… Well, if my lashes can look […]


Why I Announce My Pregnancies So Early

Why I Announce My Pregnancies So Early

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then it’ll be news to you that my husband and I are expecting baby #2 early next year. It’s still so early in my pregnancy that it doesn’t even seem real! I’ve just barely started having symptoms and haven’t even been to the doctor yet. Most doctors won’t see you before 6-8 weeks, and I was only 5 weeks when I announced. So why did I announce this pregnancy so early? I announced my pregnancy with Clementine pretty early as well. I don’t exactly recall how far along I was, […]


God’s Call to be Nice to Everyone… Even Those With Opposing Views on Facebook

God’s Call to be Nice to Everyone… Even Those With Opposing Views on Facebook

Is this my longest blog post title? Perhaps. But I wanted to discuss this very specific topic, because I see it all the time. Facebook is a huge source of social interaction for stay at home moms and mom groups have exploded. But you know what I see a lot of? Cattiness, snarky comments, and general unkindness. Even Especially in Christian groups. I know that religion inspires a lot of passionate feelings within us, but the nastiness is just unnecessary. In fact, God calls us to a much higher standard. Let’s take a peek at God’s call to be nice to […]


Emotional Management: 3 Legitimate Ways to Stop Being Offended by Everything

Emotional Management: 3 Legitimate Ways to Stop Being Offended by Everything

You may have clicked on this thinking I was going to make fun of people or give satirical tips on how  “snowflakes” need to just “learn to take a joke”. But that is not the case, my friends! This post is for people who realize they have an emotional reaction to everything on the Internet and they want to change it. It’s for people who are sick of being on an emotional roller coaster and want to take back their control. It’s for people who want to enjoy social media, not be constantly pissed off by it. It’s for people who […]


Benefit Blush Bar: Ultimate Face Palette

Benefit Blush Bar: Ultimate Face Palette

This post is for you if you 1) love a good deal, 2) love multi-use products, and 3) love to keep your collection minimal. Even if only 1 out of 3 apply, I know you’re still gonna love the Benefit Blush Bar palette! Let’s talk a bit about the specifics of the palette first and then we’ll get into why you need the Benefit Blush Bar! To start off, Benefit powders are wildly popular! Basically everyone loves them, and for good reason! They’re blendable and buildable. Buildable is great, because that keeps you from going in with too much blush […]


God’s Grace: When Grace, Mercy, and Forgiveness are Ugly

God’s Grace: When Grace, Mercy, and Forgiveness are Ugly

Today I want to spend a little bit of time discussing a true example of God’s grace. This post is inspired by a video on Anna Duggar’s Instagram in the beginning of March regarding her husband, Josh Duggar’s, birthday. Before we dive into the meat and potatoes, I want to be clear that this post isn’t about whether her decision is right or wrong – this is about the fact that her decision exemplifies God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. I don’t want people to get the idea that Christians in any way, shape, or form condone what Josh Duggar did. […]


Favorite Lipsticks for Summer | 2018

Favorite Lipsticks for Summer | 2018

I’m pretty solid in my makeup ways, especially when it comes to complexion products. However, one makeup product that I like to switch up, especially with the seasons, is my lipsticks. I don’t even do it consciously or intentionally – it just naturally happens as I’m inundated with trends, vibes, and color palettes on social media. I have this nifty, little, heart-shaped acrylic organizer that I use for my most-used lipsticks of the season. Let’s take a peek at my favorite lipsticks for summer… You’ll notice that not all of these are lipsticks. I have lipsticks, glosses, liquid lipsticks, and […]