Well Being

Home & Family, Well Being

Easy Closet Cleaning Hacks

I’ve been trying to do the closet cleaning for centuries. There are the sentimental items in that closet and the items that I still have hope to fit into. When the reality is that I only wear the same 6 things every day. I know my friends have a carefully curated closet that’s very minimal with strategically purchased items. That’s a lifetime goal to eventually have that, too. Anyone else? Closets aren’t limited to just where your clothes are and maybe people use their closets to store other things like shoes, linens, and even makeup. Seriously, a closet full of […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Motherhood Is

Motherhood is. Obviously, this isn’t a complete thought because I’m still in the thick of it. Thus, I don’t know a singular term that fully embodies motherhood. Motherhood is the epitome of signing up for a lifelong commitment. One that lasts way longer than New Year’s resolutions, that juice cleanse where you’re going to gain all the weight back anyway, friendships, marriages, and lipstick. Yet, motherhood can be so many different things like Linda talked about in her recent article. I’ve gathered a teeny tiny bit of knowledge in my very short time as a mother and to me, this […]

Home & Family, Well Being

The Miracle of Adulthood (Go Thank Your Mom)

Stop for a minute. Look around you. Chances are you are surrounded by adult humans. Being an adult is a MIRACLE. You probably think nothing of it. I mean, what is there to notice? We are surrounded by adult human beings every day, right? I used to think that I understood the miracle of life. I work as a nurse and see the power of life every day. I once even got to observe an open heart surgery! If you are wondering where I am going with this, I will tell you. The fact that a human baby can be […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Mothers and Others

A Mother by any other name would still be a Mother. Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, and disguises. There are many versions of mothers that have nothing to do with giving birth. To make this a bit more convoluted, there are mothers who fit into all the following categories of birth mother, adoptive mother, foster mother, father mother (dads who also act as moms), and lastly, mothers to others. Let me explain a little further. A Birth Mom with the Perfect Scenario This one seems to be a no-brainer but, it’s not. Let’s say you gave birth to your […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Easy Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Easy cleaning kitchen hacks exist, thank you Pinterest. A kitchen is where life flourishes, blooms, bonds are made, laughter echoes through the home, and where bellies are happy. The kitchen should be a sanctuary but also a place of functionality. Of course, in order for a place to function well, especially a kitchen, it needs to be clean. But, how many of us have time to get everything sparkling and all the grease stains off our cabinets? Kitchen cleaning probably doesn’t rank very high up there as a life fulfilling hobby. Turning on the oven to the self-cleaning mode feels […]

Personal Finance, Well Being

How to Stop Buying What You Can’t Afford

How to stop buying what you can’t afford is a sensitive, tough, and downright uncomfortable topic to face. We live in a world where we are tempted all the time even when we are on a no-buy challenge. The truth of the matter is that buying things makes us happy. And, buying really nice things can make our hearts feel like it’s going to burst with joy. Then when the reality sets in, we are wrought with stress, anxiety, and fear over how we will pay off the debt of that very nice heart-bursting item. We all want to have […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Easy Self Care for Busy Moms

Moms know this to be true. The meaning of “busy” changes wildly. It’s not the same as when you were juggling classes and jobs in college. It’s not the same as when you were just a single lad or a lad with a companion trying to make dollar bills. Moms, regardless of how many kids you have, you are always at level 10/10 busy no matter if you are a stay-at-home, have a job outside the home, working from home, full time, part time, or sometime when you feel like it, you are playing survivor all day, every day. We […]

Personal Finance, Well Being

How to Deal with Money Stress

Money is a tricky subject, but it’s one that we have to discuss. Money stress is a real thing. From feeling like you never have enough to even feeling like you’re not doing enough good with all the fortune you have can be stressful all the same. The life long question seems to be how much is enough and then when that’s enough, is it really enough? We all want to live simply just so we can seem like we are not so deep into material things. Yet, we all want nice things because that’s just a function of having […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Easy 5-Minute Self-Care Practices

Self-care should be a part of your daily lives, whether it’s 5 minutes in the morning or before bedtime. It’s your time to recharge and regroup. Some of us feel pretty guilty for taking time out for ourselves to sit in a bath until our fingers get wrinkly. This happens only because it seems like others are self-caring all day, every day and you wonder what bad life choices you’ve made not to deserve such a care-free lifestyle. The first thing to do is to quit comparing what you do with your time to what someone else does with their […]

Home & Family, Well Being

DIY: Easter Baskets

Easter is just around the corner and we can’t have Easter without baskets of goodies! We love the colors and treats behind Easter. Just because we’re grown up now (or trying to be), we don’t have to miss out on these fun baskets. We don’t know about you, but Easter baskets, egg hunts, and photos with the scary Easter bunny are the epitome of childhood. We’ve scoured Pinterest for the best Easter basket ideas! Here are some super cute ideas for you and your family! Egg-Shaped Easter String Basket So this might not be the easiest Easter basket, but look […]