Baby, Book Review, Non Fiction

Book Bucket List: Getting to Yum

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book to make me a better parent." You know that scene in When Harry Met Sally when they’re ordering at a diner?  “I’d like the chef salad please with the oil and vinegar… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Getting to Yum

Book Review, Culture, Fiction, Personal

Book Bucket List: Hello, Sunshine

This book review is part of my 2018 Resolution to read more books of substance. It was chosen for the category "a book about technology and/or modern culture." When I started Hello, Sunshine, I was intending for it to be nothing more than light, frivolous reading. It is the story of YouTube celebrity and chef… Continue reading Book Bucket List: Hello, Sunshine

Baby, Personal

A Mom’s Tale

My least favorite thing to hear since becoming a new mom is, "Just you wait," normally followed by something I've never experienced since my child is an infant and hasn't rolled over on her own yet, let alone been through puberty... When someone says that to me, it sounds like, because I haven't been a… Continue reading A Mom’s Tale

Book Review, Personal

2018 Resolutions: Book Bucket List

I have always been a big reader. As a kid, my mom would let us “earn” screen time (time in front of the computer, play station, or television) by reading. Every 30 minutes spent reading during the week was redeemable for 30 minutes of screen time on the weekends. I earned so much screen time… Continue reading 2018 Resolutions: Book Bucket List

Baby, Book Review, Non Fiction, Personal

Tiny Little Human | Review of Bringing Up Bebe

Many years ago, I posted on Facebook an article from Harper’s Bazaar that begged women to stop expecting themselves, as mothers, to "fall apart." The pride mothers seem to feel at  their lack of showers, lack of clean clothes, and lack of meals that didn’t consist of cold chicken nuggets or other child-centered leftovers was… Continue reading Tiny Little Human | Review of Bringing Up Bebe

Deployment, Marriage, Navy, Personal

The Worst Thing a Civilian Has Ever Said to Me

People always have interesting things to say when we talk about my husband being in the Navy. There are a lot of crazy misconceptions going around, like I get my groceries for free and don’t have to pay taxes (I wish). There are a lot of probing questions, too... I am not sure why Kyle’s… Continue reading The Worst Thing a Civilian Has Ever Said to Me

Book Review, Home, Non Fiction, Personal

Less is Joy

Last month, I confessed to everyone that I am a shopaholic. And I told you that part of my New Year’s Resolution was to resist the temptation to purchase any article of clothing for the entire month of January. I am happy to report, I succeeded. In fact, I have done the opposite of buy clothes. I… Continue reading Less is Joy

Personal

New Year’s Confessions of a Shopaholic

I really wanted to start out this new year with an awesome post detailing all of my resolutions and intentions for 2017. I tossed around ideas like "blog once a week," "save for retirement," and "drink alcohol only on weekends." But, I am self-aware enough to know that I am too weak to promise anything… Continue reading New Year’s Confessions of a Shopaholic

Deployment, Navy, Personal

In Search of Pre-Deployment Advice

I’ve been googling things like “Tips for Emotionally Preparing for Deployment” for a few weeks now. Kyle is leaving soon, and I need help. I have so many questions. Can I fall apart? Should I cry for a day, and then move on? What is a normal adjustment period if I decide I can’t get… Continue reading In Search of Pre-Deployment Advice