Category: Personal

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 […]


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 […]


5 Lessons I’ve Learned After Being Married for 5 Years

5 Lessons I’ve Learned After Being Married for 5 Years

Tomorrow is my 5 year wedding anniversary and it has me reflecting on the last 5 years a lot! Derek and I got married when I was 22 years old and I’m currently 27, so lots of things have changed and we’ve both done a lot of growing and developing. It’s been such a wild ride thus far and I can’t wait for the next 50 years! To celebrate our anniversary on my blog, I wanted to impart some of the wisdom I’ve gained having been married for 5 years. Everyone says that the first 5 years are the hardest […]


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 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 | 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 […]


How I Got My @$&# Together

How I Got My @$&# Together

First off, happy frickin’ 2018! What is time if not flying by?! I hope you had a fun and safe celebration with your loved ones last night. I hope your new year started off with lots of laughter, warm friendship, and lots of champagne 🥂 Now, let’s get to it. 2016 and most of 2017 was a struggle for me. After having Clementine in January of 2016, I barely knew which way was up. I was severely depressed and sleeping less than ever. Once my cycles resumed in December of 2016, things seemed to improve but I was struggling to […]


Top 5 Performing Posts of 2017

Top 5 Performing Posts of 2017

2017 is coming to a close and for the first time in a long time I feel like I’m very excited for the new year. I have hope in God’s plan and direction for my life and am looking forward to taking that journey. I’ve been cultivating a new mindset and am so ready to take this blog and my freelance business as far as I can. I have big plans for 2018 and I can’t wait to see them come to fruition. And I need your help to do it! I have created a short survey for you, as my […]


What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

I’m honestly slightly in shock that Christmas is over. Like… what?! I feel like I always build up such anticipation and forget that it’s just a single day – it has the same 24 hours as every other day of the year. And fun times with family seem to make it go by quicker, ya know? This was an exciting Christmas for us. Having a kid sort of brings back the Christmas magic that you lose as you get older. Ya know what I mean? And while Clementine was fun last year, she didn’t really know what was going on. She […]


Delicious Keto Soups

Delicious Keto Soups

My husband and I are soup people. We love a delicious soup to warm our souls during the bracing, bitter winter. Just kidding. We live in Phoenix and the coldest it gets is like, 28 degrees Fahrenheit during the dead of night. BUT STILL! We love soup! I love how easy they are to make and it creates a cozy atmosphere and leftovers are almost always more delicious. So it was important to us that we found some great ketogenic friendly soups this winter season! I’m thrilled to say that we have!   Broccoli Cheese Soup This recipe is so […]