Spicy Chocolate Brownie Bites with Chili Sea Salt

I love chocolate! I also love spicy! So when you put them together and add a dash of salt on top, it just becomes a heavenly treat for your taste buds. I started with a recipe from Miss Jones Baking Co. and changed a few things (as usual) and made it my own way. This … Continue reading Spicy Chocolate Brownie Bites with Chili Sea Salt

When Blogging Becomes Stressful

I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful

From DragonCon to MommyCon

Since 2005, this time of year has meant one thing, and one thing only: DRAGONCON! From the first moment I stepped foot into the amazing costume/cosplay/fandom/craziness that is DragonCon, I felt at home. I remember checking into my hotel and immediately running up to my room to change into one of the many costumes I … Continue reading From DragonCon to MommyCon

A Fast Following – My Experience Using an Instagram Growth Service

The secret to gaining more followers on almost any social media site is the same: Follow others with similar interests, engage by liking, commenting, etc, on their feed, and hope for a follow back and return engagement. This takes a lot of time, effort and can honestly be a little tedious. If you don't have … Continue reading A Fast Following – My Experience Using an Instagram Growth Service

My Week in Review – Prayers, Brownie Bites, Fab Fit Fun and a Little DIY

It was a fun week with a Fab Fit Fun fun unboxing, brownies, beauty masks and a DIY scrub, but my week ended on a scary note when news came out this afternoon about a mass shooting here in Jacksonville at the Landings. It where I was just two weeks ago to see PAW patrol, … Continue reading My Week in Review – Prayers, Brownie Bites, Fab Fit Fun and a Little DIY

I Like Having Magic Kisses

I will admit right now, that this is a myth I have totally perpetuated and encouraged to grow: Mom has magic kisses. There's something extremely satisfying with kissing a boo-boo and having it magically make your baby feel better. Dad might tell him to shake it off, but mom makes it all better with a … Continue reading I Like Having Magic Kisses

Thai Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce and Cucumbers

Otherwise known as "the recipe of 1000 ingredients," these Thai-style ground chicken lettuce wraps are actually so good they don't even need the additional sauce, but it came in handy to pour over the white rice I made on the side. I also made a little side of seasoned cucumbers. Don't let the long ingredients … Continue reading Thai Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce and Cucumbers

First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

My mom loves to tell me the story of my first day of school and how she cried, and then hung around trying to peek in the windows until they made her leave. I took a different approach, as the only tears I may have shed were tears of joy as I walked to my … Continue reading First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

I Dig Baby Talk

I originally published this last year around the same time, and it's amazing how my son's vocabulary has changed. He's three now, and there are no more "mogatoos" or "z cups." But there are "super herioes" and I'm not correcting that one just yet. It's what he calls The Incredibles. It rhymes with Cheerios and is … Continue reading I Dig Baby Talk

Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

This is something every parent should know how to do! When a stuffed animal gets a hole and starts becoming un-stuffed, it's time to stitch it up. My son's favorite Woof-Woof got a rip so we videoed his very delicate surgery. You'll be happy to know he made a full recovery! https://youtu.be/9xqi3UqPcNs What stuffed animals … Continue reading Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal