Confessions of...Series · Health Observances

Confessions of a Cleftie Mom

It’s July, and for a lot of people that means many different things. Independence Day, fireworks, pool time, and long, hot summer days. It means going out to enjoy the weather, and maybe get a tan (if you’re like me that just means a sunburn). I used to not think very much of July. I’ve never been a fan of the summer months, and as a homeschooled kid I never had a “break” from school. We went through summer schooling, too. Well, things have changed since then, and July has become more significant in ways that I never imagined it would.

Health Observances

Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month – Ava’s Story

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month.  Being involved in the baby community and being a parent of little ones I’ve recently seen a lot of cases of cleft lip and cleft palate and have been moved by the strength these parents have had to endure for their children. I reached out to a local family; Mom and Dad to the gorgeous 6 month old Ava Yvonne...here’s what they had to say...

family · For Moms

“Five Year Into It”… Six Years Later

A few months ago in getting ready to launch this blog I went through old journal entries and little quotes and writings I had saved in an old notebook. I came across notes for an old personal blog I started back when blogging was about sharing your family life.

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Six Small Things That Are Big To Your Kids

As parents...especially moms we have so much on our plates, that time becomes a precious commodity. There is never enough of it go around. I know that I hear myself saying, “give me a minute” about 100 times a day. And unfortunately what I really mean is “I hope you’ll forget what you wanted to tell me so that I could finish what I’m doing and move on to my next task”. I know...mom of the year right here!

For Moms · health

What To Do When Your Friend’s Had a Miscarriage

A while back I wrote about my feelings towards my own miscarriage. What I did to get through that most difficult time in my life (if you want to read that post you can find it here). Now it’s time to flip the script. I have racked my brain trying to figure out what I would have wanted someone who came to visit me to say, or to do for me that would have eased some of the pain and suffering that I was feeling at the time.

Confessions of...Series · For Moms

Confessions of a Guilty Mom

My mom guilt! It’s one of the strongest emotions any mother has. How badly am I going to screw up this little human’s life? We’ve all been there at one point or another during motherhood. We worry about how much time we are spending with them. How is the way we talk to them going to shape their self-esteem? We worry about what we are feeding them, what we are clothing them in and who we are leaving them with when we are not around. Am I truly doing the best job I can at raising them? We worry if the life choices we’ve made were wrong and if different choices would lead them to be more well-balanced individuals. Would a different path have resulted in better-adjusted children?

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Typical Day in 10 Photos – A Work From Home Mom’s Day

Whether you run a business from home...or your home is your business everyday can seem a monotonous.  You may think you're alone in this...I promise that most moms lives are not as exciting as they make them seem in the movies.  And to prove this here is my day in 10 photos!  

home organization · Plan Your Week Series

The 3 Calendars That Keep Me Organized

Let’s face it...moms are busy! In most cases we are responsible for keeping track for where everyone is supposed to be at any given time of the day, week or month. If you are also working a full-time 9-5 or work from home, it means that you have very limited time to get things organized and ready for execution! Chances are that if you’re reading this it’s because you either have no plan or you think that your plan could use some improvement, and I’d love to help you with that.