13 Life Lessons for Kids Before They Fly the Coop

13 Life Lessons for Kids Before They Fly the Coop

Parenting feels a little bit like walking through the woods at night blindfolded. There are so many directions to take, some of which can lead you to shelter or a life-sustaining stream. Others will run you straight into the wolves’ den. There isn’t a...
Easy DIY Padsicles for Quick Postpartum Recovery

Easy DIY Padsicles for Quick Postpartum Recovery

One of my absolute favorite postpartum home remedies is the padsicle. I would love to meet the women who coined the term because it’s absolutely genius! A padsicle is essentially a pad turned popsicle, which you should use after a vaginal delivery to soothe your...
13 Powerful Ways Motherhood Changes Your Life for the Better

13 Powerful Ways Motherhood Changes Your Life for the Better

Oh my, how motherhood changes you! Honestly this was my biggest fear when my husband and I started trying for a baby. I was one of those types that actually made a checklist trying to weigh the pros and cons beforehand. It is almost embarrassing to admit how much I...
Dear Husband, Love, Your Breastfeeding Wife

Dear Husband, Love, Your Breastfeeding Wife

Dear Husband, You used to be my one and only. The only human who held my attention and dominated my thoughts. Now more than ever, I need you.  My body is tired and tainted. My nipples are dark, sore, and way too big. This whole breastfeeding thing has me all out of...
5 Highly Effective Ways to Deal with Temper Tantrums

5 Highly Effective Ways to Deal with Temper Tantrums

I remember when my baby turned one-year-old. Goodness how sweet and squishy he was! I vividly recall thinking, there is no way that this angel child could ever turn into a tantrum throwing toddler. He is just too sweet and well mannered. Plus, I stay home all the time...