• Kids

    I am a bad mom

    I am a bad mom. Every mom thinks that about themselves at one time or another.  If you have kids, you are constantly getting parenting advice from moment you tell people you are having a baby. People will have opinions about all aspects of your life from there on out. “you need to eat really healthy while your pregnant or your baby is going to be predisposed to have poor eating habits” “are you going to breastfeed?” ” you should never tell your child no” “you shouldn’t let your baby cry because if you do they are going to be aggressive later in life.” and on and on and on. Shoot…

  • Essential Oils

    What Changed my Mind About Multilevel Marketing.

    There is no way I am joining your pyramid scheme. I thought that over and over and over again for a really long time. I thought multilevel marketing companies were so full of shit, OMG. I had friends approach me about Amway, Arbon, Scentcy, Rodan and Fields,Younique, allll the companies and I said an emphatic HELL NO to every one of them. No way was I going to annoy all of my friends with my half cocked sales pitches or have someone pressure me to pressure my friends into a sale. I am not a salesman. I thought that too. I had worked basically my whole life in the service…

  • Self Love

    Why I am Stopping Negative Self Talk

    I feel so gross. I said that, well thought that, to myself this morning as I looked in the mirror after getting off the scale. I have been practicing that negative self talk for some time now.  I am by no means fat. I have a few extra pounds on me after having my son a year ago. I have been making healthier choices and working out but it’s not going away quickly. It’s discouraging and frustrating and at times, clearly, affects my self esteem. The day didn’t get any better as I got dressed and didn’t like anything I tried on. I pouted before settling on an outfit and…

  • Essential Oils

    Why I chose essential oils, an Alternative to a Toxic Lifestyle.

    “> Once upon a time, I was a young mommy, just looking for the cheapest option to stay afloat. At the age of 19, I gave birth to a baby girl. I was alone, her dad split, and I was trying to save money where I could. I am telling you this so you can understand where I picked up my bad habits. Essential oils helped break me of my bad habits. I had no idea the dirt cheap soap that was on sale for 4/$1 was filled with toxic, disease causing chemicals that were affecting my body. I had a general idea that what you put into your body…

  • Kids

    My baby turned One! A victory for me, not him.

    Baby Kai turned one today and I have a whole array of emotions going on in my brain. While I was trying to keep him alive, he grew up and is now this blabbering, walking, eating, shitting tiny dictator that we are all obsessed with. He is a kind ruler who only yells when  he is hungry, or tired, or inconvenienced slightly. When you do as he commands, he rewards you with open mouth kissy’s and blowing slobber filled raspberries on your chest. His journey to his first birthday began way before he was born. Tim and I were living together and knew marriage and more babies were on the…

  • Marriage

    Why Our Low Key Wedding Was the Best.

    Like most women, I had fantasies of a “fairy tale wedding.” I dreamed of walking down the aisle in the most beautiful wedding dress, my father at my side. I imagined my future husband, weeping, because he couldn’t believe he was lucky enough to marry me (#weddinggoals). When Tim and I met, he caught my eye right away.  We were servers at the same restaurant and because I liked him, I always gave him a hard time. He took it like a champ and always came back for more which made me like him even more. But, we rarely worked together and he started dating someone else, so I let…

  • Kids

    My Love-Hate Relationship with my Daughter’s Curly Hair.

    My daughter was blessed with amazing curly hair. It is long and thick and cuuuurrrlllyyy.  Her hair is gorgeous but it is the source of many tears in my house, both from her and me. Let me start at the beginning. She was born with 2 inches of hair all around her head. It was full and a beautiful shade of brownish red. I knew right away she was going to have a lot of it. As she grew, her hair took on a mind of it’s own. It had it’s own presence if you know what I mean.  It got curlier and longer each day to the point that I…