My stint as a stay at home mom has lasted 18 months so far, and soon it will be ending. My husband and I were looking at our finances and the forecast was revealing that I should return to work sooner than later if we were wanting to make progress towards our financial and family […]
Author Archive | Rachel D.
Before I had my son I was a pretty balanced dreamer/realist, always working towards some type of goal whether it be related to work, fitness, personal finances, pursuing a creative project or a memorable life experience. After my son was born it took some time to adjust to a new daily rhythm. Like many other […]
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There are so many items that go to waste in a baby’s first year of life. Think about all the diapers, wipes and food pouches that get tossed out every single day. Then there are the big items like outdated car seats, diaper changing pads, diaper genies and bouncers that have been beaten to a […]
Our food is packaged in it, most kids toys are made of it, it’s the knobs on our car dashboard and what we brush toothpaste on our teeth with. Plastic is a convenience material designed to be used for a very short amount of time but not ever break down, and it’s EVERYWHERE. It seems […]
I’ve never been much of a cook and I find trying to prepare a meal with a young child standing between my legs to be almost as fun as breastfeeding a teething baby. I’ve become somewhat of a lazy chef and resort to making meals as quickly as possible using as few dishes as possible. So, if […]
Like. Love. Eye Roll. Laugh. Mindless scrolling while nursing, riding in the car, in the waiting room, while my baby naps and any other occasion where a moment of boredom could be filled, I would often spend online. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed by any stretch, but time on social media was cutting into my […]
Last year I became a mom, and before my son was born I cozied up to my mom friends, and we talked about all the typical mom stuff – birth, recovery, post baby body and a lot of other lifestyle adjustments I should expect. There was one topic that came up quite often that I […]
A few weeks ago I worked up the courage to try out macramé and much to my surprise, it was pretty easy and quick. So, if you invite me to your birthday party, you’ll likely be getting a plant hanger, wall hanging, a key chain and anything else I can figure out how to mac. […]
Ready or not, a new year is here. I love fresh beginnings and find myself in need of them often. I also find if my home is in disarray then other areas of life seem to feel a bit off too. I look forward to a year of less cleaning, more balance, less clutter and […]
This year we’ll be celebrating our baby’s first Christmas and I want it to be special but at the same time I don’t want to put a lot of effort into something he won’t remember or care about. Our little guy doesn’t need much right now and family has already sent a few gifts, so I decided to […]