Saving money is incredibly important to me as a single mama, but there are times when I want or need some things and money has to be spent. Here is where Giving Assistant comes in and, literally, saves the day. Not only do you get […]
Z, I know you are only a year and a half old, but it’s time you learn to control your free spirit and quiet your inquisitive voice. Although beautiful traits and a fantastic sense of wonder that most would encourage you to have, these are […]
My 17 month old gets carsick. At first, I thought it was a fluke. Z got carsick for the first time while driving through windy, hilly, one-lane, mountain roads of North Carolina. I was having bouts of motion sickness as the driver, so I wasn’t entirely surprised when he got sick halfway through the trip.
But on a recent 9 hour drive to Florida, where the roads are straight and flat, my toddler got carsick on two separate occasions hours apart. The first, completely my fault because I passed him the iPad preloaded with Elmo and Sesame Street kid’s games hoping to occupy him for a little. Not even five minutes later and I realized how terrible of a decision that was.
The second time though, we were an hour from our final destination and the cruise control was on. I don’t know what triggered the motion sickness episode, but it was a doozy. It took a good 35 minutes to “clean up” and after an already exhausting trip, I was beat. (more…)
As you may have heard by now, a silver back endangered gorilla named Harambe was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo this past weekend when a 4 year old boy navigated through the safety barriers and fell into the enclosure. And the mother of the […]
Mommy and Son Vacation – Part 1 Bear Lake Reserve
There was a whole lot of sweat, a few tears, a broken iPhone screen, a lap full of throw up, and several wrong turns, but I would do it all over exactly the same 100 times more.
It’s not everyday that I get the opportunity to take a solo vacation with my son. We travel a lot, but it’s mostly to see our family in Florida. The last non-Florida vacation we took was to Colorado with my brother and mom for a few days. The travel portion was done solo, but the overall trip was as a group.
Spring home decoration – Flowers & bright colors Now that the cold weather is finally in the rearview mirror and Spring has sprung, it’s time to update the interior decorations to match! My favorite way to instantly brighten up the house is to place beautiful […]
I chose my family over my career
For the last few years, I’ve worked for a pretty great company. After I got pregnant they allowed me to work from home two days a week to help supplement the cost of day care and to allow me the opportunity to watch my son reach all of his first milestones. This accommodation helped me tremendously after my son was first born. I worked hard and I was rewarded for that.
A few weeks after I returned from maternity leave, I received a promotion. Before accepting, I requested little to no travel in addition to the work from home privilege. I was assured this new role would easily meet this need.