Category: Motherhood

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, […]


Mom Hacks to Make Life Easier

Mom Hacks to Make Life Easier

I don’t know about you, but I’m all about working smarter, not harder. This is especially true now that I have a toddler. The simpler, the better! Over my time as a mother, I’ve discovered a few things – hacks, if you will – that have made my life so much easier. Anyone can use these hacks, so if one of these sounds helpful to you, please implement it. So without further ado, let’s get into these mom hacks to make life easier. 1. Use small bags to organize your purse It is not uncommon for a mom’s purse or […]


Lessons I’ve Learned from Motherhood

Lessons I’ve Learned from Motherhood

With my daughter’s second birthday quickly approaching, I can’t help but find myself reflective. I simultaneously can’t believe it’s been two years already and am baffled as to how it’s only been two years. Motherhood seems to sort of warp time that way. These two years have been nothing short of a whirlwind. Between a birth injury, colic, and sleep training, I’m slightly surprised I made it past the first six months of motherhood. But here I am – two years older and wiser. Some of these lessons I’ve learned from motherhood are more humorous, some are more serious, all […]


How I Got My @#&$ Together | Waking Up Early

How I Got My @#&$ Together | Waking Up Early

  Welcome back to another installment on this series! If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend checking out the first like, 17 installments. Just kidding – there’s only six! There’s the launch, diet and exercise, soul inspiration, discovering your passion, write it all down, and the (partial) wrap up. If you’re looking for new habits to begin thriving again, then please, please, please take a peek! On today’s post, we’re going to be discussing the benefits of waking up early. Before you roll your eyes at me and click out, just know that this is probably one of the most common tips when it comes […]


How I Got My @$&# Together | Wrap Up

How I Got My @$&# Together | Wrap Up

Firstly – holy cow – I can’t believe this week is over! It seems to have just flown by! I’m not gonna lie – I’m relieved to be wrapping up this series for now because a daily blog post requires a lot of time. Way more than you’d think! Secondly, this wrap up is only for this week specifically, not the entire series. As I was thinking during the week, there’s actually a few more topics I’d like to cover under this umbrella. So keeps your eyes peeled during January for my other tips! Wrap Up How I Got My […]


How I Got My @$&# Together | Write It All Down

How I Got My @$&# Together | Write It All Down

  If you haven’t yet, please check out the other installments in this series: diet and exercise, soul inspiration, and discover your passion. There’s not much for me to intro here, so let’s get right into what you should be writing down and, more importantly, why. Goals You should be writing your goals down – end of story. If you have something you want to accomplish, then you need to reaffirm it by writing it down. Writing down your goals provides clarity and will allow you to refocus during times of stress and frustration. There’s a little more to writing […]


How I Got My @$&# Together | Discover Your Passion

How I Got My @$&# Together | Discover Your Passion

  If you haven’t yet, please take a peek at the other three installments in this series here, here, and here. Have you taken the time to discover your passion in life? And I’m talking like a hobby that you love to do. I’m not talking about your purpose or how you bring home money each month. I more mean what you do to unwind and decompress. When I say “passion” I mean something that sets your soul on fire, which is an extremely painful-sounding metaphor for something that you really, really, really like to do. In the book You Are A […]