How to Help a New Mom

Having a baby is a wild ride. Especially if it’s your first baby but even if it’s your 5th. A new mom is filled with so many emotions. Some moms are undergoing a lot more stress than they even let on. 80% of women suffer from the “baby blues” in the first weeks after having…

Anxiety and How it Affects Your Marriage

Lately, I’ve been in a funk. A mental funk. For me, anxiety comes in waves. I will have good weeks or months and then I will have bad ones. Thankfully, it isn’t as bad as it used to be when I suffered with post-partum anxiety and depression. It still takes a toll on my mind…

Coping With Health Anxiety About My Child

I have spent a lot of time worrying about my child. It’s wasn’t a rare occurrence when I would toss and turn in bed imagining the worst possible thing happening. I would see it in my head and picture a terrible scenario and ponder on it. My heart would hurt and I would get so…

Beginner’s Guide to Crochet

Hello, lovely people! It’s another gorgeous, rainy, day and I have finally gotten around to finishing a few crochet projects that I’ve been working on. I have been crocheting since I was a wee-little 8 year old. My aunt taught me and gave me my first book on learning to crochet. Since then, I haven’t…

Work From Home Office Essentials

It’s 2020 and thanks to Coronavirus, many of us now have the option to work from home. For some people, the only option is to work from home. I recently just had to start working from home for a call center so my essentials may be different from that of another type of job. I…

Being a Young Mom Doesn’t Ruin Your Life

I had my son at 18. I met his dad when I was 16, we dated for over a year. The summer after I graduated high school and began college, he asked my dad if he could marry me. We planned a beautiful wedding just how I wanted it to be. A perfect December wedding…

5 Summertime Activities for Toddlers (Social Distancing Friendly)

Keeping a toddler entertained is no easy task. My son has a interest (maybe closer to an obsession) with Mickey Mouse. Since quarantine started, his screen time has gotten out of hand. He will watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse all day long if I let him. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a little TV,…

Anxiety and How I Manage it

All of my life, I never had anxiety. I could go anywhere, do anything and would never feel the slightest worry. Then I had my son. I remember the first time I felt any type of anxiety. It hit me all at once. It was in the hospital a few hours after I had my…

How to Pack a Toddler Diaper Bag

When it comes to being prepared, I take pride in knowing that I usually am. At least with my child’s needs. Prepared for myself is a totally different story that we won’t get into. My son’s diaper bag has been packed and ready since before he was born. 19 months later, some of the items…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ah, red velvet. A moist, fluffy, love like no other. The first red velvet cake I ever made was for my best friend’s birthday because it’s her favorite type of cake. I decorated the cake to look like her cat (yes, her cat), and it was so delicious that I just had to tweak the…