Category: Motherhood

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 […]


Date Night Ideas For Parents When the Kids Are Away

Date Night Ideas For Parents When the Kids Are Away

If you follow me on Instagram – which like *ahem* you should – then you know that my daughter, Clementine, recently had her first sleep over at her grandparents’ house a few weeks ago. My husband and I had our first night of freedom since having her and – let me tell you – it was life changing. After racking our brains for date night ideas, we finally settled on what to do. We went out to dinner, came home to let our food digest, went out for dessert, came home again, and eventually ended up at the Waffle House at […]


How To Survive Motherhood Burn Out

How To Survive Motherhood Burn Out

Let’s not beat around the bush – lots of moms experience burn out. And for lots of different reasons. As a mother it’s so easy to lose yourself in being mommy. What makes it especially hard is that being mommy isn’t always fun. Most of the time it’s monotony – cleaning the same messes, saying the same things, going the same places, etc – and hard work – juggling 35 different things at one time. The monotony and relentlessness of motherhood can be draining, to put it simply. It can leave moms feeling like a zombie, like a shell of […]


Green Smoothies for Toddlers

Green Smoothies for Toddlers

I’m not sure about you, but – without a doubt – my most frustrating mom moments occur during meal times. My daughter is a very strong-willed dragon. She has lots of opinions, but she also has a speech delay and is unable to express said opinions. This makes mealtimes pretty dang tricky!  Every single meal every single day is pretty much a guessing game. Am I making something she wants? I have no clue until she refuses it and throws it on my floor. That poses multiple problems: 1) girlfriend still hasn’t eaten, 2) I have to clean my floor, […]