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 [...]

You: Book Review

You: Book Review

Title: YOU Author: Caroline Kepnes Pages: 433 Genres: Psychological Thriller, Serial Killer Thriller, Series, Dark Romance If you haven’t noticed I really like reading books that came before their trending movies/ tv shows or what have you to see what the hype is about. The book is usually exceedingly better. This one was actually recommended [...]

Reasons you should travel with your young kids

Reasons you should travel with your young kids

How many times as a parent have you heard the phrase “They’re not going to remember it anyways.”? How many times have you started to plan a trip with a baby/toddler in tow and chickened out by the shear amount of packing required? As a young single mom, I had horrible post-partum anxiety and I [...]

Sh*tty Mom A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us: Book Review

Sh*tty Mom A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us: Book Review

Title: Sh*tty Mom: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us Authors: Karen Moline, Mary Ann Zoellner, Alicia Ybarbo, Laurie Kilmartin Pages: 225 Happyasamother Rating: 10/10 Genres: Funny, Parenting, Humor, Entertainment This book is FUNNY you guys. I have gotten friends who despise reading to read this book and they thank me for it later. [...]