breast cancer · death · grief · mental health · mom blog · mom life

Supporting Friends Through Grief

Grief doesn't just come with death. Grief can come from the end of a relationship, it can come from the loss of a job, the loss of a friendship, the loss of a dream. Just as we are all different as individuals the way we grieve will also be different. Grief will change you, it… Continue reading Supporting Friends Through Grief

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adventures with kids · aviation · delta flight museum · mom blog · mom life

The Delta Flight Museum

About a decade ago I was a flight attendant. I'm not sure how a decade has already gone by, but apparently I'm getting old. I worked for a charter airline that mainly did troop movements during the main part of the war. That job changed my life. I had never been out of the country… Continue reading The Delta Flight Museum

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Consignment Sale Season is Upon Us

There was a time, early in our parenthood journey, where we didn't have enough money to afford much more than baby clothes we found at goodwill.  We would have loved to have bought both of our kids the trendiest boutique baby clothes, but that just wasn't in our budget.  For me, this wasn't a big… Continue reading Consignment Sale Season is Upon Us

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The Top 10 Ways We Have Found Helpful To Save Money as a One Income Family

I am not a stay at home mom because my husbands income is so great that I didn't need to work. I am actually a stay at home mom because when we sat down and did the math what I was making at my last job would have been just enough to cover childcare, and… Continue reading The Top 10 Ways We Have Found Helpful To Save Money as a One Income Family

grief · marriage · mental health · mom blog · mom life · postpartum · postpartum depression · pregnancy

Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

"When I look in the mirror I don't recognize the person looking back at me, I feel like I'm living in someone else's skin."-me to my husband about 7 months postpartum Before our daughter was born I was dealing with some stuff. A lot of stuffs. We were in a financial hard spot. My husbands… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

birthdays · christmas · marriage · mom blog · mom life · postpartum · pregnancy

How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

I remember going to the doctor for the first time when I was pregnant with my son and the ultrasound technician telling me my due date was going to be Christmas Eve. My first thought was, "Wow! What a great Christmas gift!" My second thought was, "awww that's not a very fun time for a… Continue reading How We Celebrate Two Birthdays the Same Week as Christmas

adventures with kids · christmas · holidays · marriage · mom blog · mom life · thanksgiving

Creating New Traditions as a Family

Growing up I loved Thanksgiving.  I loved the closeness I felt to my family, I loved the excitement of knowing the Christmas season was coming, I loved all of our little family traditions.  It truly was the happiest time of year for me. As we all got older things changed, as they naturally do.  Being… Continue reading Creating New Traditions as a Family

birth story · food · freezer meals · mom blog · mom life · postpartum · pregnancy

How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

I don't LOVE to cook. I'm a good cook, I just don't love it. I especially don't love to cook directly before, or after having a baby. The thought of prepping a couple months worth of food when I was nine months pregnant sounded daunting, and so displeasing to me, but after my first baby… Continue reading How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

adventures with kids · free museum day · mom blog · mom life · southeastern railway museum

Free Museum Day at the Southeastern Railway Museum

Have you ever participated in the free museum day that the Smithsonian magazine organizes? This was our first year participating in it and we hope to make it a yearly thing from now on.  When I was looking at the list of museums in our area that were a part of the program I felt… Continue reading Free Museum Day at the Southeastern Railway Museum