• Parenting

    Why we decided to Sleep Train

    This can be a controversial subject, but what parenting topic isn’t? For some people (me and my husband) it wasn’t a question of whether we would sleep train. It was more about when is the right time and what method do we use? Once I went back to work, it wasn’t so obvious which one of us was going to get up for the middle of the night feeding. I was thoroughly exhausted from working all day, pumping and secretly struggling with postpartum depression. So, my husband picked up some of the night shift. By Wednesday that week, he came home with a brilliant idea – sleep training. He was…

  • Parenting

    Must Have Newborn Products

    Hey there! Since you are here, I am going to assume you are preparing for a new baby!! Congratulations!! You are in for the ride of your life, but don’t worry cause the list of must haves below will give you peace of mind in this new chapter. I now have 2 babies – and yes, even though they are almost 2 and 3 and a half, they will  A L W A Y S  be my babies! My first list of must haves when there was just one baby is a little different than the products I used with baby number 2, so as I go along I will…

  • Parenting

    How to enjoy the transition to 2 kiddos

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you and your family and I can’t wait for you to join the family of 4+ group!! It is going to be an amazing experience with some V E R Y rough patches, but you are strong and you are going to get through those tough times being the best mommy you can be! And you are not alone. You have your husband/partner, family, friends and of course – M E !! Every family is different and for that matter, every mom is different, so what I share here today is not some silver bullet that is going to make everything perfect in every…

  • Food,  Just Cause,  Parenting

    How to coupon correctly

    Ok guys, it is inevitable. I cannot hold out for too long. I have a shopping problem and the itch just kept itching, but this time I was at least smart about it. We as a family are trying really hard to recorrect our finances. Over the past few years my husband has bounced around on jobs and even changed careers, I was laid off due to budget cuts and we added 2 tiny humans to the mix. Needless to say, our spending needed to be looked at, and we put ourselves on a pretty strict budget to try and correct the course. This easily meant that willy nilly spending…

  • Home,  Parenting

    How to live tidy

    I have a small problem. And yes this is a M E problem. I have to have order to my home and surroundings. This is not to say that people without order are bad people or wrong or any of those things. I have M A N Y friends who are not tidy or orderly and we are still besties. I just couldn’t live in their house… 🙂 Also, while I am covering my ass, tidy to me does not necessarily mean clean. Let me be crystal clear here! I am a neat freak and everything has a place and it is a methodical place that makes our everyday lives…