Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Why I Took My Husband's Last Name

There seems to be a controversy going on about whether or not a women should take her husband’s last name. Like many controversy’s today, this used to not even be a question-it was standard practice. The woman would take her husband’s last name without a thought, and no one thought anything about it, but today it appears it is not that easy.

There are many reasons why a woman may or may not take her husband’s name. I am not here to judge you. It just seems that in many social media aspects the idea of taking your husband’s last name is seen as a sign of being weak, or “just giving in to tradition”. I hope that if you are reading this post, and if you are wondering about if you should take his last name, that you remember that it is not a sign of being weak or anything like that. It is a personal choice. A choice that you have to make. I made my choice, and I am happy to have my husband’s last name. I wouldn’t change it for anything.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Husbands Can Breastfeed Too

Easy, girl. If you're clicking on the title I’m sure you are here to tell me the anatomy of male and females and how your husband CAN NOT breastfeed your child. I get it. I completely understand that no, in fact, your husband can not breastfeed your child. However, I hear so many women say “I chose to formula feed so my husband can turn and bond with the baby.” While if it is your decision to formula feed go you. Seriously both have pros and cons, but don’t worry about your husband not bonding with the baby if you do decide to breastfeed.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Four Struggles Every Young Mom Overcomes

I was a mom at the tender age of 20, pregnant at the age of 19. (Read my fabulous birth story's here & here) I can remember being scared, anxious, and most of all wondering why. I didn’t know the first thing about being a mom; I didn’t know the first thing about who I was.  However, when that perfect angel was sent to me, I knew that he was here for a reason. I knew that he was going to be a part of God’s plan for my life.  However, just because I knew he was a gift from heaven, doesn’t mean I didn’t struggle emotionally a lot. I had (and still do sometimes) two people fighting inside of me: the crazy, still a child twenty year old and the calm, cool, responsible mother. Speaking with other’s that have had children early, and getting over the "But You're So Young" complex, here are some of our struggles we have tackled and overcame.


Monday, May 16, 2016

To The Woman Having Hard Times

We have all heard the expression, “when it rains, it pours”. How true this saying is, or at least it is true when you are in the middle of the storm.  As a woman today, life is so hard.  While we have the greatest technology in nearly 40 years today there are some downfalls to all of it. (It’s funny that I should say this, considering my business is online but you get my point.)

Because of it all, women are so busy. We are working in and out of the homes, raising the children, and worrying about finances. We have fears of leaving our homes, and fears of staying inside. The world has become a scary place, a dangerous place. Not so many years ago, we could leave our doors unlocked.


Monday, May 9, 2016

A Life Full of Regret - Guest Post

I love having guest bloggers! I love meeting people, and letting other's know about them as well. Today, I have Darci the owner of The Okayest Mom Blog. I am not sure how we found each other, but it was when I was first starting and she let me do my very first guest post!! So I am honored and so happy to bring her words to you! Be sure to read more about her down at the end.

Regret is defined as feeling sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity).

I use to buy into the saying "live life with no regrets".  I was under the assumption that I could live a perfect life where nothing I said would offend anyone and everything I did was exactly what I was suppose to do to fulfill my life's purpose.   As I've gotten older I've realized that's not only impossible but undesirable.  Regret is part of life.  It helps mold and shape us into who we are.  

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