I am a super crazy paranoid mom. THERE I SAID IT. Yes, I am that mom who doesn't let my children cross the street unless I am outside watching them. In my defense, cars go fast on my street. BUT NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION including my own freaking kids, man. I can't tell you how … Continue reading Mom fear- the good the bad and the ugly.
My Aunt called me on the evening of 9/27/2016 to let me know that my Grandpa (on my biological father's side) Wayne had passed away in his home. I called my mom and let her know, talked to my husband, talked to my sister and then took a shower. It was in the shower that … Continue reading Saying Goodbye
So here are my top five fall favs-and click the link at the end to be redirected to the giveaway! Its SUPER easy to enter. I have entered other giveaways hosted by JORD and all you need to do it enter your name and e-mail. Everyone wins a $20 credit towards a JORD watch just … Continue reading My 5 fall faves and a JORD Watch giveaway!
Five years ago today I was sitting in the car with my mom describing my most recent dating-mishap. I had separated from my husband six months prior and was trying to navigate the dating world as a single mother and up to that point it had been disastrous. “I honestly don’t think I want to … Continue reading Five years of love- How our family became whole
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttt-uh! That was the word the replayed in my mind this morning as I herded my flock of children out the door. Leaving the house at 7:35 when you are supposed to be at work at 7:30 and you have a daycare drop off ahead of you is not a good way to “morning”. Where … Continue reading How to get to work on time from a mom with three kids who is perpetually LATE
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I have experienced both the highs and lows of what a baby can do to your relationship. My daughter was from a previous marriage and that marriage was toxic. She helped me to have the courage to leave. She showed me what it means to put another person above all else. This was our first … Continue reading Coming together after having a baby
Dear Breast Pump, Hey, it's Melissa. I know I've made it pretty clear how much I have despised our time together, and now as it comes to and end I want you to know its not you its....no. It's you. You're the worst. I mean thank you for helping me feed my baby as much … Continue reading A letter to my breast pump
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural way to nourish your baby. It is so intimate and bonding, and I am truly privileged to have been graced with the ability to breastfeed. I know so many people who just couldn’t and really hurt because of that. That being said, it’s freaking HARD. The possible infections, chapped … Continue reading 10 Tips to Survive the First Month of Breastfeeding
Today was Drake’s first day of his first year of preschool and I am a mess. I look at my six-year-old daughter and I remember doing this with her at the same preschool. It feels like it was just yesterday. I looked at how proud he was getting his backpack, how big he looked and … Continue reading Please stop growing