Little Collins is S • I • X MONTHS!

I remember it like yesterday: sitting in the car on the way to a team birthday lunch for my colleague and I and having tighter than usual Braxton Hicks contractions. I remember thinking, "This one hurt a little bit more than usual, but this stubborn little lady isn't going to come soon. I just know it." … Continue reading Little Collins is S • I • X MONTHS!

May Flowers and Special Mamas

It's true, Spring is here and despite some random hiccups in the weather, flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is starting to linger a little longer. In speaking of May flowers, Mother's Day is also around the corner. Yes, I am a mother and I wouldn't hate a pretty bouquet and breakfast on … Continue reading May Flowers and Special Mamas

I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

CRS. It's a syndrome almost all adults experience. It's a worldwide phenomenon and yet no one seems to be talking about it. What is it? It's that moment when you enter a room and immediately forget why you were in the first place, which can make things reaaaaaal weird. Or when you stutter out a phrase … Continue reading I’ve Lost My Mind: Brain Exercises

Baby Steps: Capturing Better Quality Photos

Call me old school, but there is just something special about a printed photo. Growing up I was always picking up a disposable camera, snapping photos of my life and asking to print off my film at the local Wal-mart or Walgreens. I have tons and tons of photos from my childhood that I often … Continue reading Baby Steps: Capturing Better Quality Photos

Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Parenting is a gift. I prayed and prayed for my girls and take immense joy in the fact that I have two beautiful, healthy girls to love on every minute of every day that I'm able. I understand that not everyone has the opportunity to be a Mom or a Dad and I don't take that … Continue reading Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List

Spring Cleaning 2018: The Purge

I am an extremely sentimental person. For as long as I can remember, I would hold onto little notes my Mom would put in my lunch, birthday cards from family members, drawings friends made me, and so on and so on. Eventually, this transitioned into clothes that I was gifted (but maybe would wear once … Continue reading Spring Cleaning 2018: The Purge

Loving All Moms: Stay-at-Home and Working

You cannot join a single Mommy Group page without at least two to three instances a day (and sometimes an hour) of mommy-bashing in relation to this singular topic: to work or to stay home. I often find myself pitying the poor Moms who are simply reaching out for advice on this topic, only to … Continue reading Loving All Moms: Stay-at-Home and Working

My Favorite Hair Tutorials for Novices

Styling hair and applying makeup are two things I've been interested in for a long... long time. At times I'm actually surprised I didn't go into cosmetology. I've styled my friends' and sister's hair and makeup for many school dances. I applied makeup for my Mom, sister and I for both my wedding and my … Continue reading My Favorite Hair Tutorials for Novices

Operation Organization

I call this an Operation because it really is with me. I am Type-A, there's no doubt about that. But my organization is not the clean, put together type. I think you can call it... organized chaos, really. I've always been the type of person that never stops moving. But that doesn't mean I really get things … Continue reading Operation Organization

Maternity Leave: OVER and OUT

Every parent talks about how "time just flies by." Or, "You blink and they're grown up." Yes, it's true and it's been said to death. You get it. But DAAAAANG. When you have two kids (or more) and your maternity leave life revolves around feeding (nursing the little or snacks/lunch/dinner for the eldest), changing butts … Continue reading Maternity Leave: OVER and OUT