• Marriage

    6 Benefits of Relocating After Marriage

    And they lived happily ever after! The end. Except, that’s not exactly how real life goes! After marriage, life changes and things are different for you and your spouse. Whether you have been in a relationship for years, have been living together for years, or think you know all about each other; things change. My husband and I decided that after our wedding, we wanted to explore on our own and live away from family. Crazy, right? Why would you consider relocating after marriage? Why would you want to move away from people who love you? The benefits of relocating after marriage out weighed the cons; at least, that was…

  • Breastfeeding

    6 Real Life Tips on Breastfeeding

    Let’s be real; breastfeeding is HARD! Breastfeeding is even harder as a first-time mom because honestly, you don’t have a clue as to what you are doing or what you are supposed to be doing. Yes, there are all these resources available out there to tell you what to do. However, when the time comes to actually do the breastfeeding thing, it can prove to be challenging. I consider myself a studious person who has always had a plan for everything in my life (even when the plan doesn’t actually go according to MY plan). But breastfeeding… that had my life on a whole other level! Recently, I celebrated the…

  • Motherhood,  Tips

    Transition Baby to Their Own Room Smoothly with these 5 Tips

    Recently, my little family decided it was time to transition baby to his own room and for Mommy and Daddy to have our own space again. This was a decision we made that took some time to execute. Honestly, it was hard for me to come to terms with letting go of the reins and letting our baby have his own space. After all, my son is now 14 months old and would most definitely benefit from having his own room. The baby clothes are just taking over! Considerations to Transition Baby to Their Own Room To preface a little, we were living in a space where my husband and…

  • Motherhood,  Tips

    19 Goals for Moms to Follow in 2019

    Being a mom is such a special gift. The joy of raising a tiny human into their own person and the amount of things you learn about yourself while being their mom is truly life changing. But, let’s be real, it a hard job! As much as I fantasize about the perfect day frolicking through the flowers while my son giggles and smiles, that’s not what everyday motherhood entails. Some days are messy. Some days are a disaster. Some days are just too hard. But we get through it and we make it work; it might not be a pretty picture everyday, but it’s a picture nonetheless. I have officially…

  • Baby Shower,  Pregnancy

    13 Baby Shower Gifts I Couldn’t Live Without

    First time parenting is rough. You have no clue what you’re doing and you really don’t know how to prepare. No matter how many books you read or what advice you hear, your baby and your experience will be different. You will learn an exponential amount about parenthood along the way and you just have to ride the waves. One of those lessons will be which baby shower gifts you will actually use. A true testament to my new parenting skills was the day we went to do our baby registry. We went to Babies R Us when I was barely 12 weeks pregnant and started our baby shower gifts…