Because children can make for some of the worst roommates EVER

Because children can make for some of the worst roommates EVER

Refer to your child as your roommate and tell us something your 'roommate' does. Here are a few from myself, friends and family. Enjoy 😉 My roommate pees in my bed sometimes My roommates scream "I'm done" at me until I wipe their butts My roommate will just stare and scream at me sometimes. For [...]

5 Ways to celebrate Mother’s Day as a single mom

5 Ways to celebrate Mother’s Day as a single mom

When I first became a single mom, I struggled HARD with myself on Mother’s Day. I felt sad that there was nobody to surprise me with crafts with my baby’s sweet little feet prints. I felt guilty that there was nobody to help my daughter(s) wake up and make me a Mother’s Day breakfast, guilty [...]

5 Realistic ways I save money as a (single) mom

5 Realistic ways I save money as a (single) mom

As a mom on a budget, sitting down and looking at my income vs expenses recently was an eye opening experience. It made me realize how my bills have reached a daunting monthly number and that I am not putting NEARLY enough away for savings/emergencies/etc. It had me looking at every bill trying to figure [...]

The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me

Title: The Stranger Beside Me Author: Ann Rule Pages: 593 Genre: True Crime, Biographies of Serial Killers, Memoirs With the new documentaries already circulating on Netflix , as well as the upcoming release of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron set to hit Netflix on May 3rd, I have to admit that [...]

Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

There is nothing that irritates me more than someone who asks me “What’s your excuse this time?” when I turn down plans or forget to reply to a group chat message. Don’t get me wrong, I have used this as an excuse before. What mom hasn’t used their kids as the fall-guy to get out [...]

Verity: Book Review

Verity: Book Review

Title: Verity Author: Colleen Hoover Pages: 333 Genres: Psychological Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Dark Romance, Romantic Thriller, Mystery and Suspense Don’t judge a book by its cover. This old saying applies ten times over with Verity to me. This is not a book I would normally pick up based on the synopsis. I was looking for [...]

Easter Sunday Sides

Easter Sunday Sides

This isn’t one of my traditional blog posts but I thought it would be fun to share my amateur recipes and get some feedback from other families’ on their favorites! Easter for my family is like a mini Thanksgiving. My parents usually host Easter lunch at their house and provide the ham, drinks, and decor, [...]

Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum depression is spoken about frequently (as it should be) but what about postpartum anxiety? I had not heard of this condition until years after my first child.Being an 18 year old teenage mom, I had no idea what postpartum anxiety was. This was 8 years ago when my oldest was born and I was [...]

The Forgotten Hours: Book Review

The Forgotten Hours: Book Review

Title: The Forgotten Hours Author: Katrin Schumann Pages: 350 Genres: Fiction, Coming of age fiction, young adult fiction This book… I’m not sure where to even start. I absolutely loved it. The author managed to use such a beautiful and compelling writing style to help unfold a complex, page turning story. Normally when I finish [...]

Poker Face; Things not to say to a single mom

Poker Face; Things not to say to a single mom

I’m just going to jump right in. As a single parent, I have learned to keep a very strong poker face in the light of rude questions or thoughtless statements. I am not a sensitive person to most of the questions my married or non-parent friends ask me about being a single mom. Being a [...]