Because children can make for some of the worst roommates EVER

Refer to your child as your roommate and tell us something your 'roommate' does. Here are a few from myself, friends and family. Enjoy 😉 My roommate pees in my bed sometimes My roommates scream "I'm done" at me until I wipe their butts My roommate will just stare and scream at me sometimes. For … Continue reading Because children can make for some of the worst roommates EVER

5 Ways to celebrate Mother’s Day as a single mom

When I first became a single mom, I struggled HARD with myself on Mother’s Day. I felt sad that there was nobody to surprise me with crafts with my baby’s sweet little feet prints. I felt guilty that there was nobody to help my daughter(s) wake up and make me a Mother’s Day breakfast, guilty … Continue reading 5 Ways to celebrate Mother’s Day as a single mom

5 Realistic ways I save money as a (single) mom

As a mom on a budget, sitting down and looking at my income vs expenses recently was an eye opening experience. It made me realize how my bills have reached a daunting monthly number and that I am not putting NEARLY enough away for savings/emergencies/etc. It had me looking at every bill trying to figure … Continue reading 5 Realistic ways I save money as a (single) mom

The Stranger Beside Me

Title: The Stranger Beside Me Author: Ann Rule Pages: 593 Genre: True Crime, Biographies of Serial Killers, Memoirs With the new documentaries already circulating on Netflix , as well as the upcoming release of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron set to hit Netflix on May 3rd, I have to admit that … Continue reading The Stranger Beside Me

Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

There is nothing that irritates me more than someone who asks me “What’s your excuse this time?” when I turn down plans or forget to reply to a group chat message. Don’t get me wrong, I have used this as an excuse before. What mom hasn’t used their kids as the fall-guy to get out … Continue reading Why being a single mom is a reason not an excuse

Verity: Book Review

Title: Verity Author: Colleen Hoover Pages: 333 Genres: Psychological Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Dark Romance, Romantic Thriller, Mystery and Suspense Don’t judge a book by its cover. This old saying applies ten times over with Verity to me. This is not a book I would normally pick up based on the synopsis. I was looking for … Continue reading Verity: Book Review

Easter Sunday Sides

This isn’t one of my traditional blog posts but I thought it would be fun to share my amateur recipes and get some feedback from other families’ on their favorites! Easter for my family is like a mini Thanksgiving. My parents usually host Easter lunch at their house and provide the ham, drinks, and decor, … Continue reading Easter Sunday Sides

Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum depression is spoken about frequently (as it should be) but what about postpartum anxiety? I had not heard of this condition until years after my first child.Being an 18 year old teenage mom, I had no idea what postpartum anxiety was. This was 8 years ago when my oldest was born and I was … Continue reading Postpartum Anxiety

The Forgotten Hours: Book Review

Title: The Forgotten Hours Author: Katrin Schumann Pages: 350 Genres: Fiction, Coming of age fiction, young adult fiction This book… I’m not sure where to even start. I absolutely loved it. The author managed to use such a beautiful and compelling writing style to help unfold a complex, page turning story. Normally when I finish … Continue reading The Forgotten Hours: Book Review

Poker Face; Things not to say to a single mom

I’m just going to jump right in. As a single parent, I have learned to keep a very strong poker face in the light of rude questions or thoughtless statements. I am not a sensitive person to most of the questions my married or non-parent friends ask me about being a single mom. Being a … Continue reading Poker Face; Things not to say to a single mom