Let’s Chat, Shall We? (A Reader Survey)

Let's chat about blog stuff with this reader survey!

You guys, first things first: happy Friday! WE MADE IT! Now that we're celebrating the end of another long, hot week, I have a favor to ask you. I'm working on a somewhat long-term project, and while I'd love to spill the beans on what's going on, I can't yet. The problem is that in order for me to actually turn this idea into reality, I need your help. I need to collect data. Wait, scratch that. Data sounds so scientific, and it just sounds awkward coming out of my mouth. I need to collect ... read more

Dia&Co Reveal (Box 2)

Five items of clothes shipped straight to your door! Here's my latest Dia&Co reveal. Gotta love a company that caters to women who wear a size 10 and up!

My second Dia&Co box arrived earlier this week, and I was just as giddy to open it as I was the first time around. Seriously, "going" shopping without leaving my house is probably my new favorite thing. A little info about Dia&Co: If you've heard of StitchFix, they're similar, but Dia&Co specializes in fitting women who wear a size 10 and up. Basically, you fill out a style profile, pay a $20 styling fee, and then your stylist sends you five items. You have five days to try ... read more

Fueling Up With Snacks On The Go (+Giveaway)

Busy moms need quick, easy, and wholesome snacks on the go to feed themselves and the kiddos. Here are six of my favorite snacks to keep hunger at bay.

For the past week, the girls and I have started going on walks around our neighborhood. I'll get into the specifics in another post, because the mere fact that I'm working out with both girls, sometimes before 8 am, deserves its own post (and a high-five), but I want to talk about something else today: how to fuel up with wholesome snacks on the go. I've discovered that if I actually want to get out of the house before the heat index creeps above the 100-degree mark, we have to leave well ... read more

Confession: Sometimes I Don’t Like Breastfeeding

Breast may be best, but you know what? Some days I don't like breastfeeding, and that's okay! Here's what gets on my nursing nerves. Can you relate?

Here's a Friday confession for you: some days I don't like breastfeeding. If you've read my posts on breastfeeding, today's title may be a little surprising. Especially since I breastfed my first daughter until she was 16 months, and I'm currently exclusively breastfeeding my five month old. (I've written more than a half-dozen posts all advocating for nursing, so please don't bash me in the comments for hating breastfeeding, especially before you read what I have to say.) I recently ... read more

Blueberry Mint Italian Cream Soda

A tangy, bubbly, and refreshing drink bursting with blueberries and a hint of mint that's certain to tantalize your taste buds.

You know I like to start things off with a story if I can, so even though the first sentence may seem a little...um...depressing, just hang with me, because there's a delicious outcome at the end! I was 12 years old when my grandpa (my Poppy) passed away, which is apparently old enough to grasp the concept of what happened, and young enough to not really comprehend how much I'd miss him in the future. That's one reason why now, at 31 years old, I'm completely surprised when something ... read more