Home Life, Recipes

What We Eat In A Week: Blogmas Edition

For Blogmas, Day 8, I decided to share a grocery haul with you guys! I did a grocery run at my go-to stores: Aldi and Kroger. I love the prices at Aldi, especially for produce. And Kroger usually has great deals and coupons as well. Plus, they are both within 5 minutes of my home. I’ve recently started trying to…

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Babies, Milestones, Raising Kids, Speech/Language Development

Speech and Language Milestones Summary: Birth- 1 year old.

Photo Credit- Chayene Rafaela Blogmas, Day 6! As a speech-language pathologist, I have had the pleasure and honor to study and practice in a variety of settings, with my primary setting being the educational system. I enjoy working with young students, and helping to foster their speech and language development. It’s amazing to see the growth of many of the…

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Balance, Home Life, Laugh Out Loud, Staying Sane

Guilty Pleasures

Hey, hey! Double-Up Time! For Blogmas, Day 5, I have decided to share some of my guilty pleasures with you. I don’t get to watch much tv at home, unless it’s a kids’ show. I have 3 kids, 6 and under. While I don’t mind watching happy-go-lucky shows, I sometimes yearn for something more….sophisticated. LOL I pass out at bedtime,…

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Home Life, Laugh Out Loud, Staying Sane

Would You Rather…..? -Christmas Edition

Blogmas 2020

(Photo credit: Eugene Zhyvchik for Unsplash) Let’s have some fun! For Blogmas, Day 4, I’m going to play the infamous, “Would You Rather?” Game! I’ve decided to use some of Sign-Up Genius’ array of questions. Sign Up Genius is a great tool that allows people to sign up for various things, from potluck to parent-teacher conferences. I use it for…

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Encouragement, Home Life, Staying Sane

What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas?

(photo credit: David Sonluna) If you’ve ever lost someone, then you probably know that the holidays can be a hard time. When most people are singing, laughing, planning, and decorating, grief can stifle those moments without notice. I lost my mom in January of 2017 to cancer. The holiday season of 2016 was ROUGH for my family, as we were…

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Home Life

25 Must-Have Christmas Tunes for Your Holiday

Blogmas, Day 2 is in FULL EFFECT! Does anyone else not feel Christmas-y until they hear their favorite Christmas song on the radio?? That’s the way it was for me, growing up. Until I heard, “In my miiiind…..,” it may as well have still been Thanksgiving. (If that first line doesn’t ring a bell, check out number 22 below.) So,…

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Home Life

Welcome To Blogmas 2020!!

Falalalalalalalala! It’s December, and I’m in the Christmas spirit! So much so, that I’m challenging myself to participate in Blogmas 2020. Blogmas is like an advent for bloggers; we post everyday from December 1, leading up to Christmas. To kick off my very first Blogmas post, I want to share an idea that I saw on Pinterest: A Hot Chocolate…

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Balance, Encouragement, Home Life, Staying Sane

Thankfulness During a Pandemic

Thankfulness in 2020

2020. Just the mention of it can bring a sour taste to a lot of people’s mouths. If nothing else, people may feel that 2020 has robbed them of a year of family gatherings, sound mind, opportunities to travel, maybe even the opportunity to lay loved ones to rest with an appropriate memorial. Here we are, in month 8 (based…

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Babies, Labor/Delivery, Laugh Out Loud, Pregnancy, Raising Kids, Staying Sane, Uncategorized

A Tale of Two Deliveries (Part 2/4)

grayscale photography of baby holding finger

(This post is part of a series of my birth stories. Click here for the first one.) I got changed into a gown; another laborious process in active labor, and the nurse attempted to check me. Let me explain something: I had never been vaginally checked for dilation/effacement before this point. My midwives believed in being less invasive, and I…

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