I Failed At Parenting

It wasn’t until she laid there lips slightly puckered upward, those big round eyes closed with her naturally long lashes whispering against her face and her tiny baby hands clutched into fists that I watched and wondered her dreams. She was so peaceful. The home was so quiet. Her beauty so breathtaking that the clock had passed two minutes before I realized I had just sat there starring at her with a smile on my face....more

New Holiday: December 26th is National Moms' Day Off

Hey! I made up a new holiday and I’d like to invite all of you to celebrate with me!Here’s a little poem to tell you all about it: THE BEST DAY OF THE YEARYou’ve cooked, you’ve cleaned,you’ve plotted, you’ve schemedto make the holiday bright.Now … you’re tired.Up to your elbows you’re mired...more

How My Toddler Has Changed the Way I Travel

Traveling with a toddler changes the way you travel for many obvious reasons. I can forget about staying in hostels, late nights at pubs and jam packed itineraries; and honestly, I could care less about the way I used to travel.Traveling with my almost 2-year old has changed the way I travel for the better and I am never looking back....more

Defining Myself

I think we all want to define ourselves.  See who we are.  What is our label?  How do we view ourselves?  How do others see us?I've been thinking about myself lately.  I'm not just "divorced".   I don't want that to define me -- I just want that to be a category I live in.I don't just have a "career".  While that provides for my family, I do other stuff in life.Who am I?Who do I want to define myself as?  One thing?  Is there one thing?...more

Top 5 Best Appliances for Kitchen

Kitchen appliances continue to become more and more useful these days. What with all the numerous exciting recipes that make cooking worthwhile. These days, there are a lot of kitchen appliances that are more improved and modernized thanks to our technological development. Gone are the days when kitchens just consist of a simple stove, oven, refrigerator, and sink. Nowadays you can already experience a stuff that was not invented years ago and this set of great inventions are a lot more efficient that they can do the work faster....more

Grief, You Bitch.

What’s worse? Watching someone you love and care about suffer and grieve, or to grieve yourself? Exploring grief can be a dangerous task.One of my self-proclaimed characteristics is being an over-empathizer. I often see people suffering and suffer for them. It sends me into a panic or can even trigger an anxiety attack. I want to help and help and help, but sometimes all you can do is listen and listen and listen. Even that can be hard because when do you stop listening and start with the comforting words? How do you help someone grieve?...more

Best Toys for Baby's First Year

When my husband and I had our baby we had no idea what to look for in terms of toys. Neither of us had much experience with babies, and it seemed like such a small person wouldn't need much. I stand by that thought, but we still got plenty of toys as gifts, and our daughter really took to a few of them. Here are the ones I would recommend for baby's first year:...more

call your mom

I've been super mean to myself lately. Like Mean Girls mean to myself. Like I could have probably filled a burn book about just myself and then evil laughed at myself being mean to myself.  I'm not writing this to get sympathy or to get anyone to say anything nice to me. Seriously. Heck! Write something mean in the comments if you want! Plz don't. What's the virtual equivalent of branding my hair and petting my head? Can you do that?...more

Raising cheerleaders

I'm raising girls, and I want them to be cheerleaders. I’m not talking about the ones on the sidelines at football games. That would be fine too, but what I want goes deeper than that. Let me explain....more

Finding the way

My introduction is going to be simple, I’m a Christian woman, wife and mother.  We have lived in several different places and currently live in Pennsylvania, which I learned to spell only after we moved.  I plan to share a lot more about myself with whoever is paying any attention, but I don’t want to overwhelm in my first post....more