My Most Difficult Baby

Struggling with my youngest It’s long after midnight and I’m struggling to stay awake. The rocking motion is lulling us both to sleep.  Ben and I have been up now for at least an hour and I’ve gone through all the motions I know to get him back to sleep so we can both rest. There’s nothing worse than when your baby is screaming and you can’t seem to help…

How I Paid Almost Nothing for Christmas

And You Can Too! With Christmas right around the corner, I figured I would share some of my secrets on how I almost spent nothing out of my own pocket this Christmas.  Yes, that’s right, with the exception of a few items, most of the presents underneath our tree were bought with gift cards I got by doing surveys or using other passive ways of accruing income.  My husband and I do keep…

Finding my New Identity as a Mother

 Balancing Motherhood and Myself Most women say becoming a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to them.  It’s a selfless job that tests your sanity and emotional well-being on a daily basis but the rewards are too great to count.  A higher being has decided to entrust you with the life of another tiny human and this adorable little creature will encompass your life and bring you to new…

8 Essentials for Calming a Fussy Baby

When we first bring our little bundles of joy home from the hospital sometimes things don’t always go as perfect as we’d hoped.  Having a baby with a gassy stomach makes for many sleepless nights and days spent trying to soothe them.  Recently, my youngest child, Benny, has gone from being a very relaxed baby to being a fussy child with horrible gas. Since I have two other children, a dog…

5 Ways to Teach Gratitude to your Children this Season

The holiday season is the perfect time to teach children of any age about giving back and being thankful for what they have. This year since the kids are getting older, we wanted to kickstart the holiday season by reflecting on some things they’re grateful for, spreading joy to those around us and starting some new traditions. Give back It can be hard to find service options for young children.  One good idea…