I just can’t. I have hit my limit. It's time to say no. If you are anything like me, notifications from Doodle Pool, Volunteer Spot, or Sign-Up Genius currently fill your inbox. I find myself scrolling through sign-ups, holding...
You might not believe this, but I wasn’t always so rainbows and moonbeams about my parenting approach. I was raised by a single mom who experienced abuse as a child. She didn't heal from that trauma, and it showed...
Most days, I go about my daily life without a problem: Wake up, go to work, keep the house tidy, spend time with my family, and maybe have some time to work on some crafts. Just another day in Iowa....
I’ve lived a fairly charmed life. It's not filled with extravagance, mind you. My family never went on exotic vacations. We didn’t drive the newest, most luxurious cars, or wear name brand clothes. Rather, I consider my life charmed...
"Chiropractors-- what a scam!" I visited a chiropractor once or twice in my life. One of these visits was after I was in a car accident and went to a chiropractor on a Groupon. What a terrible idea! They basically...
With school starting, maybe it's time to crack down on your diet. No pressure here! I am completely supportive of bagels & ice cream. But if you have heard about the Keto Diet and are at all curious, I...
If you count my three C-sections (and I do!), then this week’s impending back surgery will be my 5th surgery. I’ve got to say, I’m a little nervous about going under the knife. My three children, though older now,...
We knew what we were getting into, right? Tantrums, sleepless nights, giant messes, unruly schedules. We enter into parenthood (mostly) prepared to tackle all of these things and more for the love of our children. We take on the responsibility...
Being a first-time mom, I found myself struggling to get out of the house. I found every reason not to leave. "My daughter is too young still. She's too small; she could get sick." "I need to stay home and clean...
Before age 18, I already decided I wanted at least 4 kids, and possibly as many as 9, with a combination of some biological and some adopted. At age 25, after trying to get pregnant for about 18 months, my...
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Before I became a mom, I used to have the time to hunt for unique gifts and special trinkets that I could group together...