I’m a frugal person by nature.
I come by it honestly; it’s in the genes as they say.
I like to save my money, and I love a good sale. Making large purchases can be difficult for me.
When I found out I was pregnant, my thoughts turned to my wardrobe. Clearly, my normal wardrobe would not carry me through my pregnancy. I needed to have clothes that would accommodate my growing body.
Initially, my view on maternity clothes was this:
“I don’t want to spend much money on maternity clothes because I’ll only be wearing them for a short time.”
Sound familiar? It’s a common viewpoint when considering maternity clothes.
It’s true – you only wear [...]
What is with all the mommy groups? The crunchy moms, attachment moms, babywearing moms, working moms, SAHM, the hot mess moms, and there are more that my mom brain just can’t think of now. WHY? JUST STOP! Okay, where’s the “I’m Just a Mom” Group?
I mean, seriously. I’m a mom. I use essential oils and cloth diapers, but I also use disposable diapers and bleach. I breastfed my kids for as long as they would allow, but also used formula. I try to limit my use of the word NO and give them time out, but sometimes they just don’t listen and get a little pop on the bottom so they know I’m serious. I baby wear, I use a kid leash and sometimes I let them free-range. [...]
Hey there! So, I hate to do this to you in public and all, but since I consider us friends (truthfully, I’m actually kind of obsessed with you), I have to shoot you straight.
I found a little glitch on your website today. Actually, a big one. And it’s better this come from me than some stranger.
As I was beaching myself on the sofa, watching Disney Jr. with my 4-year-old, I flipped open my laptop to look for some comfortable and cute maternity clothing to get me through the third trimester of my third pregnancy. Only three months left, and lemme tell ya, the waistline of these maternity pants is already beggin’ for mercy, [...]
There was a period of about six months after I had my son—my first child—that I nursed him multiple times each night. Every time I woke up to nurse, whether he was in my room or his, I had my iPhone in my hand.
It wasn’t that I wasn’t soaking up every sweet little snuggle and stare, because I was. Well, I was trying. But it was because, to put it simply, in those early days—even surrounded by all the love and craziness of new parenthood—I still felt so alone.
Every night, I would heave my lumpy Mom Bod across the finish line, getting my son down for his first two-hour interval of sleep, with such trepidation, because I knew my time was short. It was the feeling [...]
Once upon a time, I had it all together. I was just your average person, super OCD and organized, that kept a pretty great schedule. I slept 8-11 hours a night, took my time getting ready for work every morning, and ate really great food. Then, the pregnancy strip turned pink.
When I first gave birth to my now two-year-old son, I thought that I had everything figured out. How hard could this motherhood thing really be? You feed it, you bathe it, you dress it, and then there’s a diaper every now and then, right? WRONG. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening. Little did I realize that this cutie patootie little baby would rock my world.
The first year was okay. I [...]