For the Days When You Have Nothing Left

I’ve had those days. Days where you are too tired to get out of bed, where you hear the baby crying and you pray they will go back to sleep. When they keep crying and all you can do is drag yourself out of bed, pick them up, and lay back down. When you have nothing left to give, but you keep giving.


When people you love are doing all that they can to help you, and you can’t help but feel angry at them for no reason.

When it seems impossible to go to work, but you do it … Read more

Why I Refuse to Apologize for Taking My Child to Daycare

I had so much fun writing about why I refuse to apologize for my loud baby at church (you can read that here) that I decided to write about something else  I refuse to apologize for. So here it is, why I refuse to apologize for taking my child to daycare. Daycare gets a bad rap, but don’t let a few bad daycare centers give you bad opinion of all of them. (And credit for the photo below goes to the lovely Katy Cooper Photography!)


After my son was born, he was in the NICU for 5 days. During that … Read more

Why I Refuse to Apologize for My Loud Baby at Church

I don’t think there are many things cuter than a baby who has recently figured out that they can make sounds. In church however…it can feel mortifying. And I’m not talking about a melt down, I’m talking about happy screeches and shrieks.

My hubby works every other weekend (a crazy nurse’s schedule) and so every other Sunday I am left to wrangle our little munchkin on my own. For us Latter-day Saints (or Mormons, as you may know us) church is 3 hours long! You heard me right, 3 HOURS. We have Sacrament Meeting, Sunday school, and then for the … Read more

How to Survive Flying with a Baby

I’ve been absent from the blog this past week, as you may have noticed. But I’m baaack! The reason for my absence is that we we traveled to California to visit my family, which was a blast! After my experience, here are my tips for flying with an infant! (Little man is 9 months old at the moment, so that is what I am drawing my experience from currently!) So let’s jump right in!

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Clothes for the baby

Bring extra, for sure! Prepare for any possible disaster! On the way … Read more

When You Hate Someone (And you have no idea why!)

Do you ever meet someone, and you just don’t like them, or even hate them? You can’t put your finger on it, but there is just something about them that doesn’t sit well with you. (Credit for the lovely photo below goes to my fantastic friend Davina!)

I am a big believer in the fact that we are in charge or our own happiness, and that includes how we perceive the world, and our interactions with others. This is the same reason why I try not to let it bother me when someone treats me poorly, because it says way … Read more

What You Need to Know About Trying to Induce Labor at Home

After my due date came and went, I decided it was time to bring out the big guns and try to induce labor on my own! It was July, I was miserable, and I just wanted that baby out of there! Here is what I tried, and the results! I am not a medical professional, and I recommend speaking to your provider before trying any of these.

Spicy food

My hubby and I went to a very authentic Mexican restaurant, and I asked for extra jalapeños on my torta. When the waiter brought out the food he told me he … Read more

The 8 Types of Difficult Bosses (And how to deal with them!)

Difficult bosses are the worst!

This is a post I’ve started and stopped many times, because I was concerned about rocking the boat. Here it is, the different types of difficult bosses and how to deal with them (Which sometimes includes leaving your job!) I’m very lucky to have a fantastic boss now, but I wasn’t always so lucky. (And neither were the people who helped me compile this list!) Having a stressful work situation is awful, because we spend a huge chunk of our time in the workplace. Also, when someone does something that jeopardizes our livelihood, it feel … Read more

7 Tips to a Harmonious Baby-Puppy Relationship

There are two different types of dog families. Those who have dogs before babies, and those who have babies before dogs. We belong to the first type with our little puppy.

We’ve had our little fur baby Maggie since a year into our marriage. She was our first child. When my sweet hubby was still working night shift, we decided a dog would be the perfect companion for my lonely nights. We were right. She was my cuddle buddy, and made those nights enjoyable, and she helped me feel safe.

 

Fast forward to 3 years later. We decided it … Read more

Why Should You Quit Caring What Other People Think

The days I drive the baby to daycare, my 15 minute commute turns into 40 minutes each way in the car. This gets old fast. Driving is boring! One day, I was singing my heart out, using my steering wheel as a drum, and just having an awesome time. It made my drive go by so much faster. When I pulled off the country road and back into town, I toned it down. But why?

 

Because I didn’t want anyone to see me.

This is completely normal. I doubt I’m the only one who thinks like that. But here’s … Read more

One Choice You Always Make (Every Single Day!)

My husband and I trekked to Boise to a concert this weekend. Eric Church, woo! It was fabulously fun. We blasted out our ear drums and sang our hearts out.

Except for one thing. There was a girl behind us who was INCREDIBLY intoxicated, who kept spilling beer on me. As someone who doesn’t drink (A religious as well as personal choice) this annoyed me even more than it would have your average person.

I was determined to not let it ruin my night, even though it was super annoying and incredibly inconsiderate, and you know why?

I don’t want … Read more