Our Fabulous 4th: Pictures!

4th of July Parade Afton

The Fourth was such a whirlwind day this year. I mean, it always is. But this year even more than normal. In fact, today feels like it's maybe the day after the day after the Fourth. Confused? Yeah, so is my sense of time. But all in all, we had ... [ Read More ]

Prepping for the 4th: Things You Need

You guys, I am so behind the 8 ball on preparing for the 4th. I'm usually totally on top of all this stuff, and this year I'm just...behind. A month ago, I had the best of intentions. And then the last thirty days just slipped by. And now I'm like, ... [ Read More ]

The Journey to Our First Pregnancy

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I've never posted much about our TTC journey with Ricky. And then Astroglide TTC Trying to Conceive™ reached out to me, asking if I would share some of our experience with my readers. Realizing how exciting, and yet difficult, that period can be, I ... [ Read More ]

Forcing Myself To Get Back To Healthy

Last night I did something really stupid. I tried on a pair of shorts in the Target dressing room. Now, I know that I haven't lost all of the baby weight. But I know that I've lost some of it. So I thought, what the hell. I'll try on a pair of ... [ Read More ]

Managing That Overwhelmed Mommy Feeling


I feel like I've been such a disaster lately. A disaster in a good way, but my brain feels like it's in ALL the places right now. Which has unintentionally taken my focus off of blogging, and I don't like to do that. But you still love me, ... [ Read More ]

Being a WAHM: Set Up a Morning Routine


As most of you already know, I office out of my house. I go out to meet with clients pretty regularly, but I do most of my work at home. For many people, this sounds like a dream. Work in your jammies? Don't worry about getting ready? No commute? ... [ Read More ]

Today, I Feel Lucky


This morning, the cry of my little guy startled me out of bed before I was really ready to get up. Isn't that how it always works, though? You can never seem to get enough sleep as a parent of young kids. Christopher is sleeping in our room for ... [ Read More ]

Judgment Call: A Look at the Teenage Brain

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This is a guest post from Amy Williams, a freelance journalist based in Southern California and mother of two. As a parent, she enjoys spreading the word on positive parenting techniques in the digital age and raising awareness on issues like ... [ Read More ]

Totally Adorable: Christopher’s Newborn Photos


So, you guys, I've been meaning to post this for days, I swear. Ok, not really, because I just got them on Sunday. But I really did  mean to post them yesterday, until I collapsed in an exhausted heap on my bed at 10:30 because I just couldn't do ... [ Read More ]