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Postpartum Care: 47 Essential FAQs Answered!

Postpartum Care: 47 Essential FAQs Answered!

Hey ladies! Here we are again for another round of FAQs. Below you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about postpartum care. That includes postpartum depression, fitness, hair loss, postpartum bleeding, incontinence and more. I hope that these answers prove to be of […]

The Real Reason You’re Unhappy in Marriage

The Real Reason You’re Unhappy in Marriage

Unhappy in Marriage This is for the woman who finds herself feeling unhappy in marriage today. You look at your marriage from the outside, and you see everything that you’d think would make a woman happy. You’ve got a kind and handsome husband (yeah, he’s […]

33 Baby Shower Gift Ideas of 2018

33 Baby Shower Gift Ideas of 2018

   If you’re anything like me, the last thing you want to gift your expecting friend is the usual baby shower gifts. You want to wow her, surprise her, and get her something no one else will. Well, here’s a list of some pretty unique […]

12 Things to Teach Children About Body Safety

12 Things to Teach Children About Body Safety

Note: This is Part III in a three-part series about Child Sexual Abuse. If you’re wanting to learn the signs of sexual abuse in children, as well as the signs to look for in potential sexual abusers, please go on ahead to Part I of this […]

What to do if a Child’s Being Abused

What to do if a Child’s Being Abused

Note: This is Part II in a three-part series about Child Sexual Abuse. If you’re wanting to learn the signs of sexual abuse in children, as well as the signs to look for in potential sexual abusers, please go on ahead to Part I of this […]

34 Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

34 Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

Note: This is Part I in a three-part series about Child Sexual Abuse. If you’re wanting to learn what to do if you suspect a child is being harmed, please go on ahead to Part II of this series. If you’re wanting to learn what to […]

Breastfeeding: 44 of the Most FAQs

Breastfeeding: 44 of the Most FAQs

Becoming a mom brings with it some strange things. We all hear about breastfeeding, but it’s a whole different story once you have to do it yourself. My whole life, since hitting puberty I had these things hanging off my chest and… now they squirt […]

How To DIY Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner & More

How To DIY Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner & More

  “Indoor pollutants.” I would bet there aren’t many of us who even know what that means. I know for me, when I first heard the term my thought process was, “Indoor pollutant? Like when my husband passes gas?” (rancid I tell you. Just. Rancid! […]

Kate Spade, Death by Suicide: A Life Worth Living

Kate Spade, Death by Suicide: A Life Worth Living

Kate Spade was found lifeless in her New York City apartment today, at age 55. Officials believe her death to be an apparent suicide, with her last words left in a note that may never be shared with the public – rightfully so. She leaves […]

How to Treat Diaper Rash: Natural Home Remedies

How to Treat Diaper Rash: Natural Home Remedies

The word “rash” makes me think of someone rubbing a piece of old matted carpet on my skin. Ouch. I’m sure you all can relate because at some point in life you’ve probably had a rash (my sistas out there with thighs that touch, do […]

Letter to Working Moms: Going Back to Work After Baby

Letter to Working Moms: Going Back to Work After Baby

Shortly after our son’s birth, my husband and I decided to get serious about paying off our debt (student loans, credit cards and a car loan). So, that meant me going back to work after baby. That meant doing my hair, getting out of my […]

Package Deal: Motherhood and Housewife-ing

Package Deal: Motherhood and Housewife-ing

I’ve heard so many women say it. I’ve seen so many women look forward to it – their ticket out of a 9 to 5. The “career” aspiration they’ve had since they knew how to play with dolls and how to pretend vacuum. The dream […]

18 Easy Ways to Build Confidence in Your Children

18 Easy Ways to Build Confidence in Your Children

There are so many things in our world tod1ay that are vying for our children’s attention. There’s movies and shows made for children that are marinated in the superficial, sprinkled with jokes that are so not age-appropriate, and filled with unattainable images. The messages of […]

Wanderlust: Finding Contentment When Your Feet Are Stuck to the Ground

Wanderlust: Finding Contentment When Your Feet Are Stuck to the Ground

Being a mom has been wonderful these past few months, it’s truly one of the best things I’ve ever been privileged to do. But in these months, motherhood has brought so much of my “ugly” to the surface that I’ve been dealing with head-on – one […]

I’ll Be Honest: I Haven’t Been Well

I’ll Be Honest: I Haven’t Been Well

It’s been some time now. I have to admit. I haven’t been well. Before I knew God, I was far from admirable. I had a sailor’s mouth, I lied like I didn’t know the truth, I smoked like a tugboat and the list goes on. […]

Never Forget: You Are Beautiful

Never Forget: You Are Beautiful

My family is getting new carpet throughout their house, so my husband and I helped clean. Everything had to come up off the floors! In cleaning, I stumbled upon a box of photographs. As I looked at the photo above, I honestly felt like poop. I […]

3 Reasons I Won’t Teach My Son That Santa Is Real

3 Reasons I Won’t Teach My Son That Santa Is Real

Call me the Grinch, call me Scrooge. I’ve received some crooked looks, some shame-ing glares and even a few, “You’re going to take all the fun out of Christmas“ responses. I know I sound like a party pooper poopin’ on the party, but I stand firm where […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting: My Labor Journey

What to Expect When You’re Expecting: My Labor Journey

My Labor Plans So, let me start out with giving you the run down on the expectations I had going into this whole labor ordeal. I was the lady who filled out a labor-plan questionnaire, printed it out, had it given to the doctor and […]

Postpartum: “Does My Baby Hate Me?”

Postpartum: “Does My Baby Hate Me?”

As a new mother you get all these ideas of what motherhood will be like. Some of those ideas are realistic, while some of them are so far out of this world that you’re bound to get your little mama heart crushed. This was true […]

7 Things to Know Before Having Your First Child

7 Things to Know Before Having Your First Child

  As a former baby-illiterate woman, I admit that there was a ton I used to have no clue about when it came to pregnancy and the aftermath. I had a lot of assumptions, but I really had no idea. So, if you’re as clueless […]

How to Prioritize Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood

How to Prioritize Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood

  There was chaos that came along with pregnancy; hormones, cravings, weight gain, stretchmarks, and the get-this-baby-out-of-me madness. There was also chaos that came after having a baby. Despite my mood swings, exhaustion, and postpartum depression, my husband was there through it all. He’s been by my side […]

Picture Perfect: The Age of Instagram Moms

Picture Perfect: The Age of Instagram Moms

When I was pregnant I knew I had many sleepless nights ahead of me, countless dirty diapers to change, cries to decode and I even expected postpartum depression to find its way to me (read about my postpartum depression journey here). But there was something I […]

Dealing with Postpartum Depression, Exhaustion and Shame

Dealing with Postpartum Depression, Exhaustion and Shame

  Don’t shake the baby. Clearly, you should not shake the baby. But… I wanted to shake the baby. So, let me start with this… This is embarrassing. No. Nope. It’s more than that… it’s shameful. I wanted to shake my baby. My precious, cute […]

Be a Woman of Grace in Your Home

Be a Woman of Grace in Your Home

  One thing I was surprised to discover when I became a mom, is the fact that there’s so much about myself I really didn’t (and still don’t) know. Things have been uncovered through the grips of motherhood, that must have lurked in the shadows […]

17 Proven Tactics That Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

17 Proven Tactics That Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

  The Vegetable Epidemic It seems like there’s an epidemic going on these days with kids and veggies. Parents are having to pull out all the stops in order to get their kids to even touch a vegetable, let alone eat one! This often leads […]

3 Simple Steps to Get Baby to Eat & LOVE Vegetables

3 Simple Steps to Get Baby to Eat & LOVE Vegetables

It’s the age-old question, the mystery that’s haunted civilizations for years. . . How do you get kids to eat veggies? *dramatic music begins*   You would think that by now we’d have a foolproof way to tackle this issue, yet here we are 2018! […]

Pretty Little Lists: FREE Printable Download – Notes, To Do, Grocery and Wish Lists

Pretty Little Lists: FREE Printable Download – Notes, To Do, Grocery and Wish Lists

Free Pretty Printable Lists Do you have to write things down to either remember them and sometimes to even believe them? There’s something about pairing multiple learning styles that really just drill things in the mind. When you write things down (not necessarily type them), […]

DIY Mod Podge: Non-Toxic, Super Easy, TWO Ingredients

DIY Mod Podge: Non-Toxic, Super Easy, TWO Ingredients

DIY NON-TOXIC MOD PODGE RECIPE Are you a Mod Podger? Whether you’re an avid user or a once-in-a-blue-moon kind of podger, this is for you! You can put your wallet down and scrounge up TWO INGREDIENTS that are probably laying around your home – sister, it’s money […]

How to Fully Enjoy Being a Stay at Home Mom

How to Fully Enjoy Being a Stay at Home Mom

When I found out I was pregs, I was 100% gung-ho for being a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I didn’t make a ton of money (still don’t), we didn’t have our lives entirely established yet (still don’t lol), but we were determined. Here in […]