Category: Motherhood

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 […]


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, […]


How to Declutter in 3 Easy Steps + a checklist!

How to Declutter in 3 Easy Steps + a checklist!

I’m so excited to be writing this post on how to declutter! As weird as it sounds, the idea of helping people throw things away makes me all giddy! We’re going to jump into how to declutter, but first we’re going to start off with why you should declutter. Simplify decluttering even more by grabbing up my FREE decluttering guide and checklist! On it I share my tips for keeping your house decluttered and a checklist of things to declutter, room-by-room. On the checklist I share places to declutter in specific rooms as well as specific items. As I was designing the […]


Motivation as a Stay At Home Mom and a Momprenuer

Motivation as a Stay At Home Mom and a Momprenuer

I think everyone would agree that stay at home moms have a lot on their plates. Cooking, cleaning, managing schedules, making meals, refereeing, etc. It’s a lot to handle! But moms are so amazing and have added even more to their plates by becoming stay-at-home-momprenuers, too. Moms are flocking to direct sales companies and blogs in order to be able to provide income to their homes. As you can imagine, this makes things even trickier for moms. Makes managing their schedules even more precarious. And sometimes things get really rough. Kids get sick, burn out sets in, emotions run high, and […]


Parenting Goals: teaching discernment

Parenting Goals: teaching discernment

At a moms group meeting at my church recently, I was asked to define my parenting goals in just a few short words. As you can imagine, I found this quite challenging. I felt like there was so much I wanted to impart on my daughter. To sum it up in a few words was impossible. And then one word popped in my head: discernment. My parenting goals all wrapped up in one word. Discernment. That word felt so perfect when it came to what I want to teach my daughter. Discernment is an important skill that would behoove her to develop. […]


5 Challenges Moms Face Today

5 Challenges Moms Face Today

This post was inspired by an old post of mine. I wanted to delve deeper into my claim that moms have it harder today than they did even 30 years ago. Moms today are facing challenges of motherhood that previous generations of mothers couldn’t even dream up. The point of this post is mere encouragement. Motherhood is hard, and it can be even harder when you feel like others are looking down on you and judging you. Just remember – moms make the best decisions they can for their families, and doing it differently doesn’t make you wrong. Lets get right […]


When Being Right Is Wrong

When Being Right Is Wrong

Firstly, I want to start off by saying that I’m preaching to the choir here, sister! There’s nothing sweeter to me than being right; however, as I get older and mature, I’m seeing ways in my life in which that is causing more harm than good. I’m seeing more disruptions caused by my drive to be right than anything. I’m often times finding myself at a crossroads, asking myself “is it really that important to be right about this?” Truthfully, when I really ponder it, being right often isn’t worth what I’m sacrificing. And usually, as the mother to a stubborn toddler, […]


How to Soothe Colic: Baby Items that Helped Me Survive

How to Soothe Colic: Baby Items that Helped Me Survive

If you’re currently living through colic, my heart goes out to you, mama. I wouldn’t wish a colicky baby on my worst enemy. Since I know the toll that colic can have, let’s not waste any time and get right into how to soothe colic. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for full details.   1. An Exercise Ball When it comes to soothing colic, an exercise ball was my most hated and most helpful item. This worked to soothe my daughter when nothing else would. That being said, it was killer on my back, especially because […]