My first experience with flotation therapy

I'm going to be the first to admit that I am not the best at making time for "me time." It is incredibly hard for me to switch out of "mom mode" and into just "Wendy mode." It's not because I don't still have a self that is separate from motherhood, but more because my [...]

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How I was able to exclusively breastfeed for 13 months with low milk supply

I never thought I would breastfeed. I never thought it would be a bonding experience for me. Like most things before motherhood I had lots of thoughts about what I would and would not do, and they all went out the window once the baby was born. Once I decided to try breastfeeding I thought [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]