DIY Elmo Party Plates – Easy, Affordable Dollar Store Party Idea!

This year has been a hard one for me. After one financial blow to another, I found myself grasping at straws as to what to do for Juliana's first birthday party. I knew it wasn't an option NOT to have a party. I started searching online and brainstorming my own ideas to come up with the best DIY Elmo birthday party ideas. The first DIY Elmo birthday party project I'm going to ... Read More

Four Ways to Make a Child’s Birthday Special When You Can’t Be There

Four Ways to Make a Child’s Birthday Special When You Can’t Be There A birthday is the perfect time to celebrate your child! That often means throwing a party, showering them with presents, and getting them a cake. Unfortunately, that’s all stuff that’s nearly impossible to do when you can’t be with your child on their special day. Whether your job takes you far away ... Read More

Juliana’s 11 Month Update!

11 months...already... Y'ALL What on Earth is going on? How is Juliana already almost a whole year old?! We've been busy planning her first birthday party. It's been a bit disheartening because I want to do so much, but I just don't have the time or the money to make it happen. I've been relying a lot on Dollar Tree to make my own decorations for her party. Luckily, we ... Read More

Family Travel Essentials GIVEAWAY!!

  Family travel is a great way to make memories and encourage kids to have a love for adventure. To make family trips successful, it's important to know what to bring! These family travel essentials are helpful for problem-solving, keeping kids happy and fed, and entertaining kids on the road. We are excited to offer you the chance to WIN these great family travel ... Read More

Disney World Tipping Tips!

I know what some of y'all are thinking. "I just spent a couple grand on this epic vacation. Why am I going to shell out even more money for tips on meals and housekeeping?" I get it. I do. The value of a dollar is plummeting while the cost is living is steadily rising. This Disney trip of yours might be "once in a lifetime", and you struggled to save for many years in ... Read More

Moms! Boost Your Instagram Engagement with These Hashtags!

Are you a mom blogger, vlogger or a mom who enjoys simply posting amazing photos of their kids on Instagram? Are you wondering why you're not getting the killer engagement you want with boring, over-saturated hashtags like #mom or #kids? I've been there. I would perform all the magic tricks available trying to receive a decent amount of likes and comments. Even after ... Read More

Failed NSTs, Medically Necessary Induction, Back Labor, Oh My! – Juliana’s Birth Story

All throughout the duration of infertility journey, as well as my pregnancy, I dreamt of what my labor and delivery would be like. I pictured myself giving birth in a birthing center made to feel like home. ... going into labor on my own without the need for being induced. ... being able to labor freely with no restrictions on position or location. ... toughing out ... Read More

Where Did My Posts Go?!

Hey y'all! How is your week going? :) If you've seen my blog this past week, you'll notice that a big chunk of my posts have disappeared. Everything from the end of May 2017 to now is lost. I wasn't able to recover most images for the posts that I was able to salvage thanks to This includes half of my pregnancy bumpdates. Most of Juliana's monthly updates ... Read More

Why Enfamil NeuroPro is the Smart Choice for My Baby

I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-888-777-3395. A baby's brain begins to develop almost instantly after ... Read More