What Bella Got For Christmas!

January 13, 2016

I am ridiculously late with this post, but it’s better late than never.  On Christmas Eve, we normally exchange gifts to and from each other. Unfortunately, due to Bella being sick, she was only able to open two presents before drifting off to sleep. We just piled those presents in with Santa’s presents, but made sure that Bella read the tags on each present. Thankfully, she felt better by Christmas…


Christmas Recap: Bella Meets Santa Claus!

January 7, 2016

I know I am ridiculously late with posting this, but everyone in my household has been sick since before Christmas (and still are). I didn’t think we would make it to see Santa Claus, but we did…on Christmas Eve. I thought it would be more packed than it was, but we only waited approximately 5-10 minutes. I wasn’t close enough to hear her conversation with Santa, but I’m pretty sure…


Merry Christmas From My Family to Yours.

December 22, 2015

Christmas is here. Yes…to me, December = Christmas. I can’t believe that we’re already celebrating another Christmas. The years seem to be flying by at a pace faster than I can keep up. This is our first NYC Christmas, and that makes the holiday season even more special. Part of me misses having a Southern Christmas, but the other part of me is having a blast immersing myself in the…


First Week of Kindergarten!

September 11, 2015

Ahhh…the first day of Kindergarten. The day we all dread and look forward to. While I looked forward to getting a 7 hour break to work on my blog and complete household chores, I knew I would miss her terribly. Bella’s first day of Kindergarten was on Wednesday, for just 2 1/2 hours. Her school is approximately 12 blocks from our new house in NYC. We’re from suburban Tennessee and are…


5 Back to College Tips from a Natural Sciences Major

August 31, 2015

  Back to college season always brings back intense memories. It’s normally a time where young adults are purchasing their own school supplies and dorm room essentials and traveling to where they’ll be spending the next four years of their life. Six years ago, I was not only preparing for my freshman year of college — but a baby, as well. I remember that moment in my life very clearly. I remember…


I’m Moving in 3 Weeks! Ahhh!!!

August 15, 2015

I am moving from country bumpkin (not really) Tennessee to NEW YORK CITY!! This has been in the works since last October, but it is finally coming to fruition. I was actually supposed to move in early July, but that fell through. It is back on though! My hallway is lined up with boxes because I don’t want to wear myself out by packing last minute. Even though I’m not…


My Hysteroscopy for IUD Removal Experience

July 21, 2015

On June 26th, 2015, I went into my OB/GYN clinic to get my Paragard IUD removed. My doctor was unable to remove my IUD, so I was scheduled for a hysteroscopy for July 20th, 2015 (today).   .   Below is the rough estimated timeline of my hysteroscopy experience: 10:35AM: Checked in the surgery center, paid my copay and signed a few papers. 11:00AM: I was weighed (178lbs). I also…


My Paragard IUD is Stuck

June 27, 2015

Disclaimer: My experience is NOT typical; however, it is NOT uncommon. Please see your doctor if you think your IUD has become embedded into your uterus. Please do not attempt IUD self-removal. I know my personal friends on Facebook are tired of hearing me jabber away about it, but alas – I’m also writing a blog post about it to document this whole process.  It’s no secret that my desire…


May 2015 Disney World Vacation: Day One – Epcot [Part One]

June 11, 2015

I just returned home from my Disney World/Universal Studios vacation on Sunday, and I can’t wait to share my experience with y’all! When I originally booked this vacation, we were only going to do Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Unfortunately, during my last trip in September, I didn’t get my money’s worth on our Epcot day due to extremely sore feet and legs. It got to the point where I…


A Letter To My Daughter: Please Forgive Me

April 22, 2015

Most little girls fantasize about becoming a mother. I was no exception. I would have lists of potential names for my future babies dancing in my head. When I conceived my daughter at 18 years old, I knew I was ready to be a mother…despite society telling me that I wasn’t due to my age. I was not, however, ready to be a father, too.  . … To my daughter,  …


What’s In My Purse?

April 15, 2015

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own (as they always are). A purse is a gal’s most prized accessory. We store everything in there – our wallet, our keys, our makeup, our receipts and our gum wrappers. I clean my purse out every two or three weeks, and I’m shocked at some of the items that I find. Was it really necessary for me to have…


Halloween 2013 Recap

November 2, 2013

I realize that I’m two days late on posting my Halloween 2013 recap, but I’ve been very, very busy decorating for Christmas and am just now getting to it. Yes, I’m already getting my house ready for Christmas! I know, I know…Halloween JUST passed and Thanksgiving hasn’t even passed yet. However, I will be in New York City the first half of December, and I don’t want to rush to…