Holiday Bucket List

We have had lots of changes this year. Some good and some bad. One great change is my new job. I no longer work long 12+ hour shifts in the hospital. I took a new role as a chemotherapy infusion nurse. This allows me to have amazing hours, including no holidays or weekends. With that […]

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Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate

Check out this simple and delicious recipe for Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate! It’s something the whole family will love.

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Mom, Make Your Birthday a Priority

Last year, I made the conscious decision that I will take a trip for my birthday every year if possible. I hate that I am just now getting to tell you all about that trip! As most moms, we tend to focus our time and conversation on our children. You all have heard me talk […]

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What Happened When I Started Making Myself a Priority?

We read articles all the time about how important it is that mothers practice self-care. Of course, those things are typically easier said than done. It seems like any attempt I made in the past was met with a negative outcome. For example, if I went to get a massage or went to dinner with […]

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5 Improvements I want to make in 2019

Initially, I started to make this post about things I wanted to leave in 2018.  Instead, I am going to be more positive and talk about things I want to improve on in 2019.  I know what you’re thinking, another “new year, new me” post. That’s exactly what this is!  I have made the mistake […]

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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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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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