Raising Kids Away From Family: Pros, Cons + Tips

I always knew I wanted to live in the south, particularly North Carolina. I grew up going to North Carolina beaches, so this place has…

Summer Morning Routine with a Toddler

I love mornings. I love how she snuggles up against me, still tired-eyed and barely awake. We grab one of her favorite books and cuddle…

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Weaning From Breastfeeding: Schedule + Tips

I remember rocking her in my arms as I nursed her one last time. At this point she was only nursing for about five minutes…

To the Mom Who Had a Hard Day

Today was a hard day. Nothing went how I imagined it would go. I had all these plans and lists of to-dos. Errands, cleaning, preparing…

How to Survive Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels

It’s that time of year again. When it starts to get warm my husband’s field work tends to increase. He is a civil engineer who…

First Year of Motherhood Lessons and Truths

The first year of motherhood is so special. I have learned an incredible amount about myself and parenting. If you have multiple kids you might…

Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2019

Last year I received the best Mother’s Day gift in the entire world, my daughter. Technically she was born two weeks before the actual holiday,…

Stay at Home Mom and Baby Daily Routine

Getting into a solid stay at home mom and baby routine with my daughter took several months to establish. I have a type “B” personality.…

Breast Pumping Tips + Lansinoh Smartpump Review

Let me just start off by saying I am very blessed for being able to breastfeed my baby, especially for this long. But, breast pumping…

How to Become a More Patient Mom

I have two confessions to make. Confession number one…my daughter pooped on the carpet yesterday…and then ATE it. Yes, you read that correctly. She peeled…


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