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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

How to stay active with young children

How to stay active with young children

It seems odd to write a post on how to stay active with young children because me, having two kids I feel that I am CONSTANLY on the go. ...And honestly I often use this as an excuse NOT to work out. Want to go to the gym- Oh, I can’t I have the kids. [...]

So You Joined A Gym

So You Joined A Gym

So you made the decision to take charge and lose the baby weight (is it still considered baby weight if your youngest is four? ... moving on) You pinned on Pinterest, followed 10+ fitness models on Insta and finally came to the decision to join a gym. You have your sitter in place, you are [...]

Comparison- The thief of parenthood joy

Comparison- The thief of parenthood joy

Why do we constantly compare our lives to others? For my first real, official blog post (eek!! How exciting that is!) I wanted to write about something that I have struggled with most of my adult life, especially as a single mom- the act of comparing ourselves to others. Compare, compare, compare- to some extent [...]