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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Easter: Outfits, Egg-Hunts, and Chocolate Bunnies

Easter: Outfits, Egg-Hunts, and Chocolate Bunnies

One of many things that have been made ten times better since becoming a mom- HOLIDAYS! Anybody who knows me knows that I am all about the holidays. I LIVE for them. From crafts, to clothing, to food, to upholding family traditions, I try to make every year the best that it can be. My [...]

Surviving Spring Break: Mom Guilt Edition

Surviving Spring Break: Mom Guilt Edition

Spring break… two words that strike both excitement and fear in the hearts of anyone with school aged children. OF COURSE it is exciting to watch the kids get a much needed break from the everyday monotony of school, but it can also cause hurdles for both working and stay at home parents. In the [...]