The New Productivity

My enneagram type is three, the achiever. Hands down, the description is who I’ve claimed to be my whole life: “The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptable, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious”.  I excelled in every setting, and constantly had the mindset of “if you want it done, just do it”. I told my [now] husband we could marry…

5 Ways to Channel Your Inner Nap time Warrior

Nap time is valuable. It’s time to get everything done that can’t possibly be done with a little human demanding your attention. Here are five ways that I channel my inner nap time warrior and make the most of the time I have to care for myself and my home. Self. (Probably the most important…

New Growth: SAHM Chronicles

Sixteen months. That’s how long it’s taken me to feel like I have (maybe…) found my groove as a stay at home mom. Sixteen months of learning how to juggle an ever-changing schedule that works for a tiny human and myself. Sixteen months of finding the balance of staying home and curing cabin fever, of…

Sausage Skillet Pasta

One day I found this recipe on Pinterest for Sausage Asparagus Quinoa Pasta. I was on a health kick and trying to cut out gluten. Quinoa pasta? Must be healthy! I bought the ingredients that I thought I needed to buy but later realized I was wrong. I purchased the wrong sausage and did not…

Working for the Weekend

My alarm clock buzzes at 5:40am. Though I am tempted to hit the snooze (for the third time), I know what the morning holds and rest time is over. I make my way to the shower, rush through getting myself ready, then head up stairs to grab my little homeboy from his crib. Most days…

Finding Confidence

When S was about four months old, just after our move, I saw a lactation consultant. Our stuff was still in cardboard boxes when someone on a Facebook page recommended her for our…issues. They sang this woman’s praises shortly after I lamented my perils about my Spit Up Baby. Go see her she’s wonderful, they…

Valentine’s Day Fun!

Valentine’s Day is a weird holiday. Some people go all out— balloons, candy, flowers. The works. Some people do something a little more low key like an intimate dinner with their love. Others don’t even acknowledge the holiday. Personally, Michael and I are the low key celebrators. I will admit that I am way more…

The Comparison Trap.

We are our own worst critics. It’s true. We tend criticize everything we do– maybe it wasn’t good enough or we did it wrong. Whatever. This is especially true when it comes to being a mom. There is so much information out there. So many voices and opinions that swirl around us. We never think…

Why I’m Here: Kailyn

Several weeks ago I had a friend ask if I wanted to collaborate and start a blog. It was quite literally as simple as that. After my instinctive, “um, sure?!” response, I let it sit on my heart a bit. Over the next few weeks I was plagued with doubt, worry, and questions. I wondered if…

Why I’m Here: Amanda

I have always wanted to be a writer of some kind. I feel like I have something to share– some kind of wisdom or something. Writing has really come easily to me for the most part, especially when it came to school. But this is different. This is more real. Raw. Vulnerable. For years I’ve…