What is stress? Stress is your body's physiological reaction to outside factors. There are many causes of stress in our everyday lives. Stress is a normal function in the life of every person, but some people handle it differently than others. There will most likely never be a time in our lives where we have … Continue reading How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.
On the same basic level we all require the same things- water, food, shelter, protection- but beyond that we each have our own special needs. Often as mothers, we overlook our own wants and needs because we take care of everyone else and tend to put our family's needs before our own. We know the … Continue reading What a Mom Needs- and What They Don’t
This past week I have been grumpy and grouchy. Tired. Upset when the kids seem to plan together to do exactly the opposite of what I say. Bored with being at home all weekend. Having baby fever and then looking at my children's baby photos and crying because they've already grown up so fast. Jealous … Continue reading Mommin’ and Feeling Out of Sorts
Happy Friday, everyone! The sweet Ami (@Ami_T1995) nominated me to be next to answer the questions for the Vogue parody flittering about Twitter. I thought it sounded like fun, so here are my answers. I hope you enjoy and learn a little more about me. 1)What is your usual Starbucks order? Caramel Macchiato 2) What does … Continue reading Vogue Parody Questions and Answers
I would like to give a big shout out to Patrick O'Brien of Mental Health Musings (www.patobrienuk.wordpress.com) for nominating me for The Blogger Recognition Award. I would also like to say thank you to the Twitter blogging and writing community for being kind and supportive in the short time I have been in the Twitterverse. … Continue reading The Blogger Recognition Award: I’ve Been Nominated!
Hi guys! Inspired by a blog post I recently read, I thought it would be fun to share some facts about myself that I haven't written about before. I wasn't sure what to include, so I just started writing. A lot of it is totally random! I hope you find it interesting and I would … Continue reading Getting to Know Me: Random Facts You Probably Don’t Know
When I was a kid, holidays like Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas were days I always looked forward to because I loved playing with my cousins. I have seventeen first cousins so we always had a great time having Easter egg hunts, playing games, or dressing up for our small Christmas pageant on Christmas … Continue reading Cousins Can be the Best Friends
This last Sunday was a cold and rainy day. In the afternoon we met up with another mom and three of Abby and Oscar's previous daycare playmates at McDonald's. The kids hadn't seen each other since we attended a birthday party at their house a little over a month ago. The girls seemed to have … Continue reading Sunday Playdate Recap
*Trigger warning* The story below contains some graphic details. The #MeToo movement has gotten a lot of media attention recently after news stories in the last couple years about the president, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Bill Cosby, and other men in positions of power reportedly sexually assaulting women. I am going to share … Continue reading My Story of Sexual Assault and the Importance of Teaching Children Body Autonomy
I love having children close in age. kids were playing. Oscar was in the Pack 'n Play standing up and Abby, who had been watching a Lego cartoon, was standing up next to the Pack 'n Play. they are facing each other, giving Eskimo kisses and giggling. It was very sweet.They get along so well, … Continue reading Friday Reflections