Decluttering challenge image for January's 12 Months of Cleanliness post

Christmas is my favorite holiday, but if you’re anything like me, it always ends the same way: With my living room piled with new things I have no room for because my house is stacked ceiling-to-floor with old things I don’t actually need. So, I’m starting this cleaning challenge with something that I hope will lessen that anxiety: a daily purge to declutter my home.

two month old baby in purple batman dress

First of all, I want to apologize to my followers for the time that’s gone between updates. This is my first blog post in December, which is a little rough. Rest assured that I am not losing interest in this blog at all—I actually have some really exciting plans for it for 2019! By way

Let’s be real: No matter how many books you read or vlogs you watch, the learning curve for a first-time parent is still steep. While you will ask plenty of questions of your own mother, your mother-in-law, your friends, and your pediatrician, there are other things you want to know the answer to without consulting

With a high-risk pregnancy, I always knew a C-Section may be a necessity, but neither my doctor nor I wanted to go that route. I have Factor V Leiden Deficiency, a blood clotting disorder that makes major surgeries—like a C-Section—especially dangerous for me. Only after 55 hours of unsuccessful induction—causing contractions and labor pains but

After 55 hours of labor, Babyface was brought into the world via C-Section on October 19th, 2018, at 7:27 a.m. She was 21 ¼ inches long and weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. at the time of her birth, though as is usual with babies, she has lost a bit of weight since then and we

I make my living as a freelance writer so it might go without saying that books and literature are an important focus in my life. My husband, a fantasy novelist and comic artist, is equally hooked on phonics. With parents like us, Babyface was always going to have a small library dedicated to helping her