Lifestyle

Why Having a Blog is Like Raising a Kid

I know what you were thinking. You had a kid. It was hard. It was boring. It was stressful. So you decided, hey, I’ll start a blog! That’ll make me feel like my life’s worth living again. But what you didn’t know was that all the hard, boring, stressful stuff you were trying so desperately…

Parenting

No Longer At Odds With Toddlers

It snowed a few weeks ago; a beautiful dusting that covered everything with an inch of wet snow. As I walked my son to preschool, I noticed something that made me smile.  The sidewalks had been cleared, and yet every stretch of snow remaining on the edges had tracks of footprints.  Made by child-sized feet. …

Parenting

Medela Pump In Style Vs Ameda Purely Yours

Medela’s Pump In Style has been on the market since February, 1996 and has an outstanding track record. Medela also has an excellent reputation for reliability and customer service. I have seen very few problems with this breast pump and have been selling it on the web for 7 years. Ameda introduced the Purely Yours…

Lifestyle

Actionable Advice: Journaling

Journaling has changed a lot of things for me. I’ve often liked the idea of journaling but saw it as a reaaally unnecessary time sap. I thought the idea of being able to look back on a record of your time was really great but the idea of actually sitting down with a diary and…

Health

Green Smoothie Recipe: Pennsylvania Ingredients

This smoothie recipe is two years in the making. I tried my first green shake a few years ago and I immediately felt invigorated. At 6 weeks post-partum, this was not a sensation I was used to feeling. Drinking a salad was not something I ever thought I would enjoy, but I couldn’t discount the…

Lifestyle

It’s Not Always Puppies And Rainbows

I hear that question so often. “How are you feeling?” It’s met time after time with a nonchalant I’m okay and a fake smile dancing across my face. I don’t tell them the truth. I don’t tell them that I am miserable. I am uncomfortable, swollen, and in pain. I don’t tell them that the…