#30DaysofThanks: Thankful for moms

thankful for moms

Today, Nov. 25, i am grateful for other moms. As a first-time mom, motherhood didn’t exactly come naturally to me. I often felt overwhelmed and unsure of myself. Further, I got postpartum depression and anxiety, which really made motherhood difficult. I am grateful for all the moms out there who offered advice, be they friends Read More …

Parents, education begins with you

education begins with you

Parents, education begins with you. I’ve become more and more frustrated by the sheer number of people who can’t differentiate between your and you’re and other simple issues in writing. (It’s always “you’re welcome,” as in you are welcome, NOT “your welcome.”) I think there are two reasons why both adults and young people cannot Read More …

Bissell ProHeat Essential Complete Deep Cleaner at Target

Things I Love

We recently purchased a Bissell ProHeat Essential Complete Deep Cleaner from Target. We have a large German shepherd and a medium-hair cat, plus a one year old running around the house. It’s hard to keep our carpets clean, but obviously important to us with our little guy running around! The Bissell ProHeat Essential Complete Deep Cleaner Read More …

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers Review

Things I Love

  My son just turned one, and we recently made the switch to Pampers Baby Dry Diapers. I really love these diapers, so I wanted to provide a Pampers Baby Dry Diapers review. We were using Pampers Swaddlers before. I have nothing negative to say about Pampers Swaddlers, but I felt he needed a different Read More …

Cut your grocery bill in half in 10 weeks

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half - Grocery Budget Makeover

If you’re like me, you might spend far more on food each month than you intend. That’s why I’m excited about the Grocery Budget Makeover by Erin Chase (founder of $5 Dinners) to cut your grocery bill in half in 10 weeks. Registration for this course opens Tuesday, Sept. 8 (the day after Labor Day) Read More …

My battle with postpartum depression and anxiety

depressed woman in bedroom postpartum depression

On New Year’s Day 2015, I woke up in such a pit of despair that I almost immediately began to cry and couldn’t stop until about three that afternoon. Luckily, my mother-in-law came to babysit my son, so my husband could help take care of me. I’d always heard of postpartum depression, or the worse cases of Read More …