Something funny happened to me this morning. I woke up early, around 5 A.M. because the baby couldn’t sleep. When I looked at my phone to check the time, I noticed I had a text from Elijah. “Can I get a tattoo?” his text message read. My first feeling was shock. “Um, what?! A tattoo?!!”… Read More #FinalThoughts: How I Really Feel About My Teen Son Wanting a Tattoo
My mom has always given me the best advice. One thing I know for sure is I can count on my mom to be there for me and listen when I need someone. Whenever something major happens in my life, the first person I think to tell is my mom. If I need help in… Read More #FinalThoughts: My Mother’s Best Advice
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there’s still time to plan a special celebration to honor your mom or a special woman in your life. If you need a little help planning a something for Mother’s Day, then check out these ten Mother’s Day celebration ideas. 1. Go antiquing! I love going to antique… Read More 10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas
I just had to share this because when I read the Instagram post, it truly touched my heart. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced the birth of his baby girl on Instagram today, and the post he wrote is just so beautiful. Did you see it? If not, here it is: Skin to skin. Our… Read More The Rock’s Announcement of His Daughter’s Birth is Everything!
Happy Friday, friends! I am SO happy the weekend is finally here because this week has been a very busy week for me. Travis started work at a temp job so we had to readjust to his working outside of the home again. It was nice having him home for four weeks and getting extra… Read More #FinalThoughts: Do Something For You This Weekend
Did you know April 11 -17 is Black Maternal Health Week (#BlackMaternalHealthWeek and #BMHW18)? Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the inaugural week kicks off on Wednesday, April 11th. Many events are also planned for the duration of the week. Here are the states which have shared local events for #BlackMaternalHealthWeek: California… Read More Here’s How You Can Get Involved with #BlackMaternalHealthWeek
How was your weekend? We didn’t do anything too exciting. The weather is still cold so we’re not able to take the baby and toddlers outside like we’d like. It’s a bummer, too, because it’s April and yet it feels like December! We even had a few snow showers last week. Thank goodness it didn’t… Read More New Job? New Hairstyle!
The other day, Travis went to the post office to mail our tax documents. While at the post office, he sent me a text to let me know he was leaving the post office. “Also picked up a Selective Service form for Elijah” Um, what? Selective Service form? I knew about the Selective Service, but I… Read More #FinalThoughts: Cherish Every Moment You Have with Your Children
By Allison Kugel Same Jersey Shore cast (sans ex-castmate Sammi Giancola), same nickname… new outlook on life. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi started off our conversation by letting me know that she prefers to be called Nicole. The thirty-year-old married mom of Lorenzo, 5, and Giovanna, 3, was also quick to clarify that a duality… Read More Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot
Have you seen the Trolls movie? Zhen loves Trolls the movie and the television show. She has a Trolls shirt, slippers, and toys. She even has a Trolls magazine with posters in it that she can put up on the wall (if I let her). One of her favorite Trolls‘ song is “Get Back Up… Read More #FinalThoughts: Out of the Mouth of Babes – Sometimes Kids Give the Best Life Advice
Did you march this weekend or watch any of the marches on TV? I watched some of the Washington, D.C. #MarchForOurLives on Twitter’s live feed. I was really proud of all of the young people who shared their stories and marched for a cause that is so important during this time in American history. It… Read More #MarchForOurLives and Talking Gun Violence with My Teens
How was your weekend? We had a really nice weekend. We mostly stayed home and relaxed. I finally tackled the huge heaping piles of laundry that needed to be washed. I woke up early on Sunday to get started on the laundry because there was so much to do. Laundry is never-ending, isn’t it? Right… Read More A Favorite Place to Go on the Weekend
I feel like “feeling down” is becoming a recurring theme for my life lately because…here I go again, but let me go ‘head and say it…of Travis’ recent job loss. I promise I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but it has been hard, you guys. I go a few days feeling cheerful… Read More 7 Things I Like to Do When I’m Feeling Down
Zephaniah is my fifth baby, and yet he is the baby who I have exclusively breastfed the longest. Zechariah, the fourth child of my bunch, comes in second. I exclusively pumped for nine months with him. I mean, I guess if you want to be technical about it, I nursed Zechariah the longest so far.… Read More Seven Months of Exclusive Breastfeeding
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with life that you could just burst? I know I have had many moments in my life where I felt completely overwhelmed that I felt like I couldn’t think anymore. As women, we wear a lot of hats in our life, don’t we? We are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters,… Read More Why It Is Important to Incorporate Self-Care into Your Everyday Life
Hey, it’s the weekend! Do you have any big plans this weekend? We’re having a “snow weekend” because we got hit with quite a bit of snow on Friday morning. I feel like it snows almost every week. It seems like it’s neverending. Since I’m from Tennessee, I’m not used to all of this snow.… Read More I Feel Like I Live in a Snow Globe