Snowmageddon 2017?

Just when I thought spring was right around the corner, Phil the Groundhog had to go and prove he was right. We’re expecting a huge snow storm here in lovely Northern Virginia. We were getting lucky barely seeing any snow this whole winter. I guess it was a given we had to have one ‘snowmageddon‘.…

First Pregnancy vs Second Pregnancy

I’ve noticed a considerable amount of difference between being pregnant this time around versus the first time I was pregnant. For starters, I’m showing sooner and I’m way more tired this time around. Exhausted even. I have more energy, which I’ll explain further in a bit, but I am exhausted from cooking all day, cleaning…

Toddler Tantrum: Disciplining

Lately, Ava has been becoming defiant towards me when we are out in public. She’s sweet at home, generally speaking, but then sour when we’re out and about. A part of me knows she’s testing me. She wants to see how far she can go, and what she can get away with. A part of…

Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, I wasn’t able to do anything crafty like I normally would. Ava has been really sick for a few days now resulting in this mama being sick herself. All I want to do is hide under a blanket and sleep, but we all know as a mother, you get no time-outs or…

Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew

I love my crock pot for slow cooking meals. I have cooked a lot of different meals in it, and it’s so simple becauseΒ the only work that you really have to do is just food prepping. After that, it’s only 2-3 steps to make and you can let it cook for several hours with no…

5 Easy Meals Under $20

I’m not a gourmet chef, and I do tend (or try) to cook healthy for my family while saving money. It isn’t hard to do so if you research and plan prior to shopping and cooking. When it was just me, I wouldn’t know what to cook until the day-of. But with a family, I…

Ways to Save Monthly & Earn A Few $$

As a stay-at-home mom with only 1-income source coming in right now, my husband and I have been finding ways to budget our monthly expense. I have a hands-on needy 2 year old and am currently (coming in on) 6 months pregnant. I’ve searched for various job positions, but finding a quiet place to be…