Piano and Periscope

We signed Bella up for piano lessons this week. A beginner course with two other little girls her age. It’s simply the cutest thing ever to see her sit at a piano, ankles crossed and swinging, hands poised over the keys as she listens to her teacher ....more

On Birthdays & Birth Days

I’ve been in a terrible mood lately. I can’t place my finger exactly on what it is. Maybe a little of everything ....more

6 Months Without Zoloft

As most of you know by now, I’ve taken almost no medication this pregnancy. In fact, besides prenatals and extra vitamins/minerals recommended by the HHV-6 Foundation, the only thing I’ve taken is about six Tylenol...more

On Still Writing {& a Blog Design Update}

It’s been nearly 2 years since I changed up my blog design because I loved it so much. I still do, it’s just I get that itch every so often to redesign it. So the other day I stumbled on Restored 316 Designs...more

The What to Expect® Series – My Experience & a Giveaway

When I was pregnant with Bella, I bought seven pregnancy books. Seven....more

3 Myths about Military Families

This post is sponsored by Martinsburg College. I received compensation for this post through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions are my own ....more

The Accidental Garden

It’s nearly 7pm here. Sam is putting a bonfire together in our fire pit. Bella is playing on the grass with all her stuffed dragons around her ....more

Discover How Easy It Is To Go Home

Every summer we try to plan a trip home, usually ending up with at least one other trip squeezed in there too. Two weeks ago I found out I had flight vouchers set to expire on July 1 – and travel had to be used by that date. So Bella and I booked two tickets […] ...more

TMI ‘n Stuff

I haven’t really written a lot about this pregnancy – like the actual pregnancy and not just my feelings. But these past two days have been so… interesting O_o that I felt like they needed to be shared. I do far less TMI posts than I used to, so here’s one to make up for […] ...more

Why we love Lil Critters Fiber Gummy Bears + a chance to win a $100 gift card!

I go through hit and miss phases on vitamins. Even pregnant, I'll suddenly realize that - whoops it's been a few days since I took anything. Bella will actually remember every day as long as we have the gummy kind, which is why we always buy those for her. We've always liked the L'il Critters™ brands and we've tried a few others but none of those have a taste she likes. Right now she's taking the L'il Critters Fiber Gummy Bears, and she loves the taste. Plus they have no high fructose corn syrup, no synthetic (FD&C) dyes, and are gluten free....more