10 Simple and Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas

We’re just now getting the remnants of our Christmas decorations put away, and now Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I’m still not sure exactly how we’ll be celebrating – it all depends on whether baby-on-the-way is going to allow me to eat or not! Whether we go out to a fancy dinner orRead more

5 Things To NEVER Say To A Hyperemesis Sufferer (Or Any Pregnant Woman)


“You look tired.”   She looks tired because she is tired. Her body is already working harder to create and support a new life, and then the majority of her days are spent hunched over the toilet or running to and from any available bathroom. Her body is literally draining itself of nutrients 24/7, soRead more

Quick Weeknight Dinners: Takeout-Assisted Burrito Bowls

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Let’s face it: weeknight dinners can be tricky. There usually isn’t enough time to prep the ingredients, no one wants to run out to the grocery store for last minute additions, and chances are (in my household, at least), there’s a cranky, hungry child following you around asking for another snack every 5 minutes becauseRead more


I had written about 50% of a post about my birthday, but after proofreading it, I decided it was too boring and downright depressing to publish. Instead, I’m going to share about the best year of my life, Year 27, and what I hope for in this upcoming Year 28. I love having my birthdayRead more

Easy, Delicious New Year’s Eve Recipes

With 99% of the family dealing with various illnesses this New Year’s Eve, no one was in the mood to spend hours in the kitchen making fancy party food, despite how enticing the fun recipes looked on Pinterest. Luckily, our only plans were sleeping all day, and then meeting up with the extended family atRead more