Cortney Galster

Mama to one amazing boy here and one sweet girl in heaven. Living the wife life, a giant dog lover and writer all wrapped into one.

Three Things You MUST Do Now if You Want to Own a Successful Blog in a Year

I get emails at least once a week from people asking how they can build a successful blog. So let’s just be honest here for a second – and talk about the stuff that a lot of bloggers don’t want to hear – all of the things that take a lot of work if you really want to make your blog successful. And just to clarify, when we’re talking successful, I’m referring to the type of site that both reaches a lot of people in a positive way AND produces money ....more

The Best Ways to Keep Kids Busy in the Summer

Summertime is seriously the best time. I really do love all of the seasons, but even the hot weather haters have to admit that being able to be outside – without seventeen layers of winter clothes – is pretty amazing. And if you’ve got young kids, one of the absolutely, positively, best things about summer is that there’s a never ending list of things that you can do to stay busy....more

Summertime is seriously

Summertime is seriously the best time. I really do love all of the seasons, but even the hot weather haters have to admit that being able to be outside – without seventeen layers of winter clothes – is pretty amazing. And if you’ve got young kids, one of the absolutely, positively, best things about summer is that there’s a never ending list of things that you can do to stay busy ....more

Life After Loss: Katie's Story

I’m hosting a Life After Loss series to share some of the stories that you all have shared with me. Your stories. Stories to help inspire those who are in the midst of loss and are looking for hope. Personally, I know that a light at the end of the tunnel – even if it’s far away – has been so helpful for what we’ve been through this year. And I hope it’s helpful to some of you, too....more

Life After Loss: Katie’s Story

I’m hosting a Life After Loss series to share some of the stories that you all have shared with me. Your stories. Stories to help inspire those who are in the midst of loss and are looking for hope ....more

Do More of What Makes You Happy

I was talking with a friend the other day and she made this comment about how quickly our life – mine and Rick’s – has evolved and changed over the past few years. Which is absolutely one hundred percent true. But if we’re really being honest, this is just how our life kind of works....more

Do More of What Makes You Happy

I was talking with a friend the other day and she made this comment about how quickly our life – mine and Rick’s – has evolved and changed over the past few years. Which is absolutely one hundred percent true. But if we’re really being honest, this is just how our life kind of works ....more

The Elephant in the Room: Having Another Baby

Once we got over the shock of losing Addison, there was one question that just hammered over and over in my head: what does this mean for the future of our family?I think initially, I couldn’t imagine the idea of not being pregnant right now. I mean, everything was (obviously) so unexpected, and it was all planned out in my head, and I just couldn’t wrap my head around not having a beautiful baby girl in August....more

The Elephant in the Room: Having Another Baby

Once we got over the shock of losing Addison, there was one question that just hammered over and over in my head: what does this mean for the future of our family? I think initially, I couldn’t imagine the idea of not being pregnant right now. I mean, everything was (obviously) so unexpected, and it was all planned out in my head, and I just couldn’t wrap my head around not having a beautiful baby girl in August ....more

Things I Love: Lucy Activewear

Several weeks ago – like right when we got home from the hospital – Lucy Activewear emailed me to see if I wanted to try out some of their new yoga capris and tanks. Knowing that I needed to start working on my fitness again – and also knowing that I love Lucy to death – I happily said yes. And boy oh boy am I glad that I did....more