• Breastfeeding,  Parenting

    Breastfeeding F. A. Q. On Instagram Live 

    Breastfeeding can come with some challenges. Although it’s a natural process, it’s not always as easy as pie sometimes. I’m here to help.  I’ve been a breastfeeding peer counselor for WIC for almost two years, while also having breastfed all FOUR (and still currently doing so) of my little ones.  On January 25th, I am hopping onto Instagram Live and answering some frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.  So if you’re expecting and planning on breastfeeding, or are currently breastfeeding and you have some questions join me at 7pm EST to get your breastfeeding answers. If you have questions please feel free to leave a comment below and we will answer…

  • Easy to Make Golden Milk Tea
    Foodie Central,  Recipes

    Easy to make Golden Milk Tea

      Golden Milk Tea is probably not something you’re going to find at your local Teavana or Starbucks. You may not have even heard about it till now. So what is it? This tea old health boosting tea from Asia. So what makes this tea so great? Well, the magic ingredient is Turmeric. Turmeric is a common spice used in Asian dishes like curry. Turmeric has a lot of health benefits and combined with the other spices in the tea it’s a nice healthy, calming, and incredibly delicious tea, that can help your health in more ways than one. Some benefits of turmeric are: Helps with inflammation Aids in keeping a healthy liver…

  • Blog Tours,  Spilled Ink

    Must Read Books of 2018

    2018 is on its way out and 2019 is on the horizon. I know some of you are breathing a huge sigh of relief as I’m sure 2018 may have burned you out… I know it has for myself. Goodbye, 2018! On the bright side 2018 has been a pretty good reading year for me. During many blog tours, and books I have been both been given and picked out foe myself, I have been reading a lot more since having kids. So if your new year resolution is to read more books or expand your library here’s a few must reads you can check out: Boundaries Updated and Expanded…

  • Labor & Delivery,  Life Time

    Why are C sections rates increasing?

    Cesarean Delivery rates are rising in the United states. Why is that? Well there are many factors at play. So what is a Cesarean Delivery? A Cesarean, is the delivering of a baby through a surgical incision, through the mother’s abdomen and uterus. According to the U.S. CDC, around 32% of  women in the U.S who gave birth in 2015 had a cesarean. Opinion Alert: Myself personally I’ve had two Cesareans, and one vaginal birth. I’ve mentioned before, in a previous post, that I’d take a vaginal delivery over Cesarean. I wasn’t able to do a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) with my last two because of heavy vaginal bleeding and…

  • Life Time,  Parenting

    ​When motherhood gets too hard, do this…

    They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what about when there are more kids than villages? Motherhood can feel so lonely even if there are others around, chasing around little clones we have no control over, day after day, after day is not our idea of fun. Occasionally it is, but most of the time, it really isn’t. What can we do when we need to feel connected but there just isn’t anyone around? Well, that’s a lie, because there is someone around. This person continually gets forgotten and overlooked – unless things go wrong and then it’s all on them to save the day. There…

  • pumping at work
    Breastfeeding,  Parenting

    A Working Mom’s Guide for Pumping at Work

    Pumping at work can pose some challenges. I have three little ones myself and pumped and worked for about 11 months with my girls and my son breastfed for 16 months. Now I know ladies pumping at work can seem intimidating, awkward, and even time-consuming. As a breastfeeding peer counselor, I hear all of the concerns. Trust me I get it, but it’s so worth it! Don’t worry if you’re still uncertain I will guide you through the process. Take a look at some reasons why breastfeeding at work is so worth it: Breastfeeding mother’s children get sick less, meaning not having to leave work because your child is sick.…

  • Labor & Delivery,  Parenting

    What a child harness says about your parenting

    Child leashes and child harnesses are something you may have seen before. You may have seen a kid strapped in a harness with a leash, or with a leash around their arm. Kind of reminds you of your pet pit bull. I mean toddlers can be pretty rambunctious but do they really need to be in a leash like some kind of animal?   As a preteen I remember seeing a few kids on a leash, and thinking if I ever I have kids, I would never do that to them. Nowadays they make the harness seem a little more kid friendly with stuffed animals on the back, or attaching…

  • Parenting

    7 Ways to Keep your kids cool 

    Let’s Keep Cool This Summer After 6 months of winter here in Cleveland, Ohio. I will not be complaining about the heat. Hello Summer! My favorite season is summer, there’s so much to do, the extra Vitamin D erases the winter blues, and everything is green(ish). I can put away the coats and be completely content in a dress and flip flops. Although I’m glad summer is back here in North East Ohio, the humidity and upper 80s and 90s can be pretty uncomfortable, and not everyone has A.C. If you need a few ways to escape the heat with your kiddos here are some things to try, that are…

  • Author Interviews

    Choosen for such a time as this

    I hope you have been following and enjoying the blog tour! Today I will be interviewing the lovely Jheralynne about herself and her journey with her book Chosen for such a time as this! Without further ado let’s get started. Jheralynne is 23-years-old from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is a recent graduate from the University of Alabama where she studied Early Childhood Education and English. Jheralynne serves at her church and is also a small group leader. She has been a Christian since a very young age, but it wasn’t until she got older that she realized her worth in Jesus Christ and truly began to know Him on a much…

  • 2018,  Author Interviews,  Blog Tours,  Book Review,  Spilled Ink

    Savoring Single Blog Tour: Book Review and Author Interview

    Welcome to the Savoring Single Blog Tour! We will start off with a book review and  then let’s meet the Author of Savoring Single,  by Shelley Black! My thoughts: We have all been single at one point in time and you may currently still be single. Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, it can be a painful reminder of just how single you are. As couples gush on facebook and instagram, you may sit in the house silently sobbing into a bowl of ice cream or wine. In Shelley’s new book Savoring Single, Shelley encourages you that being single doesn’t have to be so bad. In fact it’s…