Baby shower gift ideas: what mamas really want

Planning a baby shower? Attending one soon? Of course you are. People are popping out kiddos like it’s nobody’s business (myself included). After sharing pics of a fab baby shower that I attended the other day (photos below) a few… Continue Reading

The most popular (and off beat) baby names of 2016

In the deep recesses of my spreadsheet brain, I secretly want to have hundreds of children, just so that I can name them. I like naming things. And yes, I do realize that admitting this makes me seem slightly weird.… Continue Reading

When you’re dating a single mom…

I was a single mom for a good chunk of my adult life. If you recall, I gave birth to my boy when I was about 19 years old. His dad and I split up soon thereafter. Being a single… Continue Reading

Books that help you parent like a boss!

If you have kids, I’m sure you’ll agree that a large chunk of your life goes into being a parent. It’s a serious job (no one tells you about the fine print) and we are a bit hard on ourselves… Continue Reading

Tricks for curly chicks: DIY twist out curls

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love curls! And I love that my one and only daughter has a mop full of locks that puts my “sleek” hair to shame. In my previous ‘tricks for curly chicks‘… Continue Reading

10 budget-friendly, kid-friendly, life-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas

If you have a lot of kids and limited budgets (like we do) celebrating Valentine’s Day becomes something you watch other people do. Not that we’re sitting over here, moping around about not being able to spend copious amounts of… Continue Reading

Help! My kid wants to date!

The other day, in mid-‘living my life’, my teen mentioned the word DATING to me. Gasp! My kid wants to date! Whaa?! I tried not to give him a look that said “boy, are you out of your mind?!” Because… Continue Reading

Books that help you keep your marriage lit

Yes, I referenced the word “lit” in my heading. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married for, when February comes around you’re kinda hoping that something special will go down on the 14th. Fire! Explosions! Dynamite! Okay, calm down, maybe… Continue Reading

Dear husband, you’re not doing a good job…

Dear husband, you’re not doing a good job right now. I mean, not that I would ever tell you. And why should I? You should just know these things. Things like knowing that: If I reply to your message with… Continue Reading

The doctor said my baby could have down syndrome

A few weeks ago a phone call from my amazing OBYN turned my world upside down. She said that the blood tests, she had ordered, came back showing me as “high risk” for Down syndrome. My baby could have Down syndrome.… Continue Reading