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Favorite Things Mom Life

Best Baby Stroller Travel Systems – Top Five Picks

Top Five Best Baby Stroller Travel Systems

Welcome to another edition of my Favorite Things! Today I wanted to share with you the best baby stroller travel systems and the five that are at the top of my list. (This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on one of the product links, I may earn a small commission from your purchase. This is at no additional cost to you and in no way affected my recommendation of these products.) The item I relied on most when leaving the house with my first daughter was my baby stroller travel system. Someone in my family had …

Mom Life

A Letter to My Firstborn Before She Becomes a Sister

In these last few days before we welcome our second daughter, I wanted to write a letter to my firstborn; my oldest daughter. This time together has meant so much to me. I couldn’t be more grateful for these last few years with her, but I’m also so excited to watch her become a big sister. <3 To the Little Girl Who Changed My Life, In less than thirty days, it will no longer just be me, you and Daddy. We’ll welcome another beautiful baby girl into our family and I’ll get to watch you grow into the role of …

stay at home mom, sahm, parenting, depression, anxiety, addiction, motherhood
Mental Health Mom Life

My Personal Story on Why I Left My Career to be a Stay-At-Home Mom

When I sat down to write this, I have to admit – I was scared. It’s hard to share such a personal story but I hope in sharing this, that it might help someone else that may be going through something similar. I want to share with you how my daughter and the choice to leave my career may have saved my life and ultimately helped me to be a better mom. When I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter, it came at a very dark time in my life. I was in the middle of a …

kids and boredom, boredom, parenting, sahm, screen-free time
Mom Life

How a Little Goes a Long Way (An Important Lesson I Learned from My Toddler)

I remember the days before my first daughter was born when I’d be out at a restaurant and see a family at a table with their kids glued to a phone or tablet and I found myself judging them. How can that be good for them? Shouldn’t the dinner table, at the very least, be free from electronics? I remember many occasions where I vowed that when I had children, they would not be allowed on phones or tablets until an older age. I would find alternative ways of playing with them and teaching them. We would sing songs and …

c-section or vbac, pregnancy, baby, motherhood, cesarean
Baby Mom Life

Csection or VBAC? That Is the Question

  Repeat Csection or VBAC – that is the question… “Your baby is breech .” Those are the words I heard during my thirty-two week ultrasound appointment with my first baby. Now, I was pretty familiar with what this meant because I was also a breech baby and knew that my mom had me delivered via cesarean section (C-section) for that reason. As my doctor further explained, the chances of my baby turning around on her own were very small so we should plan and prepare to have our baby via C-section. She did briefly talk about a method called …

living with anxiety, mom, depression, anxiety, mental health
Mental Health Mom Life

Living with Anxiety – then Becoming a Mom

  *UPDATED: August 22, 2018* Last night, while I was trying to fall asleep, I began to cry uncontrollably. I am currently beginning my search for a preschool for my daughter and these are some of the thoughts that began to consume my brain as I laid in bed – Will she be safe? Will the teachers care for her as much as I do? How do I know I can trust the school and the teachers? What if she gets bullied? What if she gets kidnapped while playing outside? What if there is an earthquake and I can’t get …