Motherhood

When you’ve got a career, marriage, and motherhood to keep up with, as well as trying to make time for your own hobbies, it can feel like there are simply not enough hours in the day. Oftentimes, housework gets pushed to the back of the priority list. But having...
Summer doesn't seem complete without a trip to the beach. A few weeks ago, we took a few days off to spend a long weekend at Myrtle Beach with my in-laws. This is an annual trip that has become a family tradition. A year ago, I remember being on...
Sleep training is a tough part of being a parent. In order to help your child learn to self-soothe, there are going to be moments that are difficult and unpleasant. But in the end, it will result in better sleep for both your child and you. Once you have decided...
Baby to Toddler A full year of life for babies means that it is time for some big transitions. At this age, babies are typically cruising around on the furniture, standing with stability, and taking a few unassisted steps. They also start developing their verbal skills more noticeably, become more...
Before I met my husband, I had an inaccurate and incomplete knowledge of what Tourette syndrome was. Like many others, I have seen the condition depicted in the media, but characters who exhibit Tourette syndrome are almost always used for comedic relief, through involuntary jerking motions (tics) or the...
This first year of Eli's life has come and gone in the blink of an eye. My little potato baby is now a full-fledged toddler, who is trying to walk, talk, and has a mind of his own. We planned a family birthday party to celebrate him turning one. I...
In 2018, the global revenue of the baby care products market is estimated to generate about 11.4 billion U.S. dollars. That's a lot of money that parents, grandparents, and other caretakers are spending every year on products made specifically for such a tiny human. As an expectant mother, I had no...
As mothers, we have a bad habit of putting our own needs last. It's true that our families need us to take care of them, but we also need to prioritize taking care of ourselves. Only then can we offer the best version of ourselves, which benefits ourselves AND...
This post may contain affiliate links.  There are many things we hope for our children. We want them to be happy, healthy, and full of excitement for all the world has to offer. We also want to provide them with opportunities to obtain a good education and to lead a fulfilling...
"Breastfeeding is hard!" That's what I heard over and over again before I gave birth. I knew this, and I believed it, but I figured that after a steep learning curve, I would get the hang of it and it would happen as naturally as it was designed it...
Wife, mother, and career-driven woman. Navigating the crazy adventure that life is taking us on.