• Postpartum

    Fiercely Postpartum: A Postpartum Support Group for Moms

    My postpartum depression journey has led me down various paths recently. The first path included just sharing my experience with PPD and how I recognized my signs and symptoms. The next path led to collaborating with another mom friend of mine who helped me create and publish a book on postpartum depression. Together, she and I created a guide for moms needing resources regarding PPD, how they can get their partners involved in their healing, testimonials from other moms, and also how pregnant moms can prepare for the possibility of PPD. Of all the things I’ve done in my life, I am most proud of the person I have become…

  • Pregnancy

    Pregnant Bridesmaid Tips & Advice: Make the Most of Your Experience!

    Life happens and sometimes we can’t always plan around some of life’s biggest milestones. My brother got engaged in October 2018 and I was asked to be a bridesmaid in the wedding. They set the date for May 2020 so there was plenty of time to plan for the biggest event of the year. There was also plenty of time for me to *surprisingly* become pregnant! Already having a son who was turning two years old, we didn’t know if we were going to be able to have any other children. I had trouble getting pregnant the first time, which I ended up with an infertility diagnosis. Always having that…

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    Playdate Ideas for Toddlers: Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Fun!

    “Sorry we’re late to the playdate. I got into an argument with my toddler about socks.” -Every Mother of a Toddler A laughable comment I’ve found myself admitting to and I am sure others can relate! Having a toddler is not always easy. Actually, it’s never really easy. This age group is pretty challenging, but amazing at the same time. Having a toddler means you are constantly learning new ways to keep your toddler entertained while also keeping your sanity. Therefore, many parents look for playdates to take their children to during the week and sometimes on the weekends. Playdates are fun for toddlers, but they can be exhausting for…

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    Toddler Milestones eBook!

    Hello, Friends! You know that feeling when you’ve worked on something for hours, days, and/or weeks? And then you FINALLY finish it and just feel this overwhelming sense of accomplishment? Like a literal bag of bricks was just lifted off your shoulders? THAT IS TOTALLY ME RIGHT NOW! I’ve been hard at work this entire week trying to self-publish a book about toddler milestones to get up on my site for all my viewers to have access to. Since this is my first time publishing and uploading to my site, there have been a tremendous amount of hick-ups and learning curves along the way. I can see why others pay…

  • Toddler

    Encourage Independence in Toddlers with These 7 Easy Tips

    Toddlers are like a species all on their own; they are tiny humans who don’t have control over anything yet, but they want to do everything. It is especially difficult for toddlers to wait on you (the parent/caregiver) to do something for them when they want to do it independently. Maybe it is time to start considering how you can encourage independence in your toddler. Coming from a mother of an almost two year old and someone who has years of experience teaching the toddler age group, I can tell you just how challenging and fun this age group can be! There are some big emotions in toddlers which are…