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I'm Not Alone, But I'm Lonely

Being a stay-at-home-mom can be isolating. You'd think having your kid on top of you all day wouldn't feel lonely, but it does. This is especially true when they aren't talking yet. You basically recite colors and numbers, and talk through everything you're doing from putting on yo…

Punta Mita, Mexico | Our Stay at the Four Seasons

My family and I recently traveled to Punta Mita, Mexico. It was our first big family vacation and it was the BEST, besides the flying with a hyperactive toddler part. Punta Mita is the perfect mix of jungle and beach, and staying at the Four Seasons was DREAMY. It's right on the white-sand bea…

Starting the Morning Right

*This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

My mornings look a little different than most. As most of you know I teach online ESL classes to students in China, and the time difference has me up in the wee morning hours. By the time I'm done teaching, I'm …

Mom Guilt

It's 6:30 PM and Jaxin just went down for bed. I tidy up a bit upstairs before I head down to the living room to sit for a few minutes before I start on dinner. Truthfully, I tend to feel a tinge of guilt after I tuck him in for the night. I pose all these questions.
"Did I do enough?&quo…
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