My husband and I joke all the time about what we want our baby to be when she grows up. Granted, she’s only seven months, but we both already think she should go into the medical field. It seems like there are always great opportunities and tons of flexibility for when it’s time to settle down and … Continue Reading..
From the time I knew I wanted kids, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. Maybe because I’m part hippie and love that it’s “natural” and all. But really, I just grew-up thinking that’s just what you do when you have a baby (my mom has always been a breastfeeding advocate, which has surely shaped this men … Continue Reading..
Before my days at my first steady job, I babysat a lot of neighborhood munchkins. Each weekend babysitting job between the ages of 12 and 15, I’d spend a little of my hard earned money and save a little. I was saving up for one thing I dreamt about since turning 12: my first car. I secretly hoped … Continue Reading..
Today I'm taking the day off to nurse a sinus infection, but feel free to visit my dear friend Jackie at her metro Detroit money saving blog, Free Is My Life to check out a guest post I wrote highlighting 10 easy ways I've learned to save money since staying home. I'll be back tomorrow...in … Continue Reading..
I conducted a fun experiment with my mother. I had decided I was going to write down 10 things my mom taught me growing up for Mother’s Day and decided it might be fun to get her thoughts on things she hoped she taught me. We had quite a few that were on the same page and others not so much. Here … Continue Reading..
Warmer weather means grillin’ season is here. Try these quick fixes to dress up the classic American fave. 1. Ranchy Burger Ranch goes great on everything, right?! While prepping the ground beef/turkey for patties, drop in a little extra love with half of a dry ranch packet (for each poun … Continue Reading..
I have something from my past that many people would never want to admit: My first “real” job was at Walmart, and I worked there for more than two years during high school. I know most people see it as the most evil place on earth. Well, I beg to differ. I had friends that worked there, I knew I c … Continue Reading..
My baby is turning 7 months on Friday. I can't believe where the time has gone... She's done so much growing...and sleeping. And eating. And pooping. And now she's babbling away and laughing at plastic bags. The joys of first-time parenthood. I wouldn't trade it for the world. This post was … Continue Reading..
I try to visit my grandma (my dad’s mother) as much as possible, but part of me thinks “what good is it?” She’s 89, but can’t remember how old she is (she says she’s 90, but I remind her she’ll be 90 in September). She can’t remember where she puts things. She offends people without knowing it. Sh … Continue Reading..
It has been a very long time since I’ve had a real* girl’s night out (* = wine involved). Counting my pregnancy and the near 7 months since Little K was born, it has literally almost been two years. Let’s just say I was long overdue and ready to have a full-blown night out on the town. Thanks to o … Continue Reading..