Motherhood

Motherhood question: Is it really this hard?

I didn’t expect parenting to be easy, but it was far harder, yet far more rewarding, than I could have ever imagined.  When I was at the hospital, I had lots of support from helpful nurses and lactation consultants who came to check in on me and the baby constantly.  They showed me how to properly swaddle the… Continue reading Motherhood question: Is it really this hard?

Beauty · Life

5 Surprisingly good (and cheap) bath and beauty buys from Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is known for its bounty of ready-made meals, delicious sweet treats, and wide selection of affordable wines.  With so many tempting foods to peruse, most people overlook the little section of bath and beauty products tucked away in the back of the store.  I have been a loyal Trader Joe’s shopper for over 15 years and… Continue reading 5 Surprisingly good (and cheap) bath and beauty buys from Trader Joe’s

Life · Motherhood

Fun and free activities to do with toddlers and little kids

Do you ever get stuck in a rut and run out of ideas for things to do with your little ones?  I did a little research this weekend and found a few free and fun things to do with toddlers and little kids.  Let me know if there are any other things I should add… Continue reading Fun and free activities to do with toddlers and little kids

Food · Life

Before you subscribe to a food delivery service like Blue Apron, read this first

Like most people, I have been intrigued by the recent explosion of food delivery services (like Blue Apron) that tout the convenience of delicious home cooked meals while saving time and money.  I’ve always thought that it was a great concept, but that it wouldn’t necessarily work with my family situation because my husband and I… Continue reading Before you subscribe to a food delivery service like Blue Apron, read this first

Career · Life

How to achieve your new year’s resolutions

By the end of February, most people’s new year resolutions have either been long forgotten or fallen to the wayside.  Case in point, the yoga studio I go to was bustling with newcomers in January, to the point where I couldn’t outstretch my arms for fear of poking somebody.  Luckily for me, the number of… Continue reading How to achieve your new year’s resolutions