The Teething Struggle

Teething is like childbirth. You forget how awful it is until you go through it again. With my first baby, we were just lost. We had no clue what would help until it was almost over. This time, we knew what to do! Here are my top tips for making it through teething with your […]

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30 Day Minimalism Challenge

Prior to all of my recent research, I really thought minimalists were the people who bought tiny homes.  They were the ones who had the white walls without a single picture hanging.  You know, all of the straight lines. No character!  Right? I was so wrong. Over the past few months, I have learned a […]

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Five 10-minute Self-Care Activities

If your life is anything like mine, self-care doesn’t happen often, if at all.  One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 was to take better care of and prioritize myself. So far, as we are more than halfway done with this year, I have failed.  And not just slightly failed. I mean a big […]

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Combating Anxiety & Depression Naturally with Nutrition

Every since the birth of my first daughter I have struggled with anxiety. I have tried several remedies to combat my anxiety issues. While there isn’t anything wrong with prescription drug use, I couldn’t tolerate the side effects associated with several of the medications. So I have been looking for a while for ways to […]

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11 Things that Improve my Mood

I don’t need to tell you how stressful motherhood is.  I’m sure you’re experiencing the struggle daily.  While we may not be able to escape the madness, there are ways in which we can destress during our regular routine.  This is a list of 11 things that instantly improve my mood.  Hopefully, it’ll prompt you […]

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How Society is Failing Moms

Do you feel that as a mom, you were set up for failure? No, of course you’re not a failure, but the odds were never in your favor. I wonder why the bar was set so high for moms? We’re always seen as the ones responsible for managing the household and making sure things run […]

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The Unspoken Struggle of Postpartum Anxiety

Have you been described as controlling?  Do you have to plan out activities to the final second? When plans are abruptly changed or delayed, do you experience stress?  Do you become overwhelmed simply wondering about the “what ifs” in life? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be experiencing postpartum anxiety. I know […]

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Who Does it Best? Let’s Talk Mom Shaming

Do you ever feel like everything you do as a mother is under scrutiny? Do other mothers make comment about the decisions you make as a mom? You might be experiencing mom shaming, and it i time for it to stop.

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Mom Guilt

I write this as I sit at a seaside restaurant alone in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Initially, I found every reason to cancel going to Charleston for the day. “What if my husband gets off late? What if something happens at the daycare and he can’t get to the kids? What if traffic is bad […]

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Starting The Pack

I’m excited to share my journey and struggles with you. These trials led me to beginning Perk Pack.

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