10 Ways to Make Being a Mom Easier

10ways2 When you’re a mom, you witness the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good being the fact that your little ones are the cutest darn things ever, and there is no way you could possibly love them any more than you already do. The bad being the inevitable tantrums, insanely large messes left behind by your munchkins, and teaching them things like right from wrong, and respect which they will not always like you for. And then there’s just the straight up ugly. Which is the reality that you will be doing A LOT by yourself.


The cooking, the cleaning, grocery shopping, watching the kids, attempting to master the balance between keeping your little ones in line while staying somewhat likable, and attempting to look like a perfectly happy and sane mama while doing it all?






I have pretty much said screw you to the last one. We are all going to eventually have to break down and cry in the closet so the kids don’t see and assume somebody died. Keep a secret chocolate and wine stash in the closet just for these times. Trust me. You’re welcome.


Don’t get me wrong! Being a mama is literally the best and most beautiful thing that could happen to a person! But all the stress that comes with it??? It really sucks.


So here are 10 of the ways I try to cut a little bit of that stress out, and make being a mom easier!

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Join the food sharing revolution

There’s now a food-sharing app that smartly addresses world hunger


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According to the World Food Programme, about 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Sadly, that’s about 1 in 9 people on Earth. The majority of hungry people live in developing cities where a staggering 13% of the population is undernourished, many of which die from the sickness.


However, thanks to technology and connectivity, there’s now an app that has a simple yet effective solution to put an end to world hunger.
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Homemade Pie Crust Recipe


This light and flaky homemade pie crust recipe will be a winner this holiday season with your family.  homemade pie crust recipe 2 What do you do when you get a deal on cherries at the farmers market? Well, you make a cherry pie, pinwheels and can the rest.  I learned from our trip to the strawberry farm that you can easily waste fruit if you have too much and don’t handle it fast enough. This was not something we ever thought about before we started making our food from scratch. Read More →

Homemade Nachos




These homemade nachos just might become your new best friend but be sure to share them with the ones you love! These homemade nachos just might become your new best friend but be sure to share them with the ones you love! It was one of those hot summer days when you consider moving to Canada. I know it gets hot in Canada as my northern friends tell me but this is a level of hot that can only be achieved in the deep south. I mean cook an egg on the sidewalk hot. I thought I was going to melt away anytime I had to go outside. Forget getting the mail, it can sit in the mailbox all day until the sun goes down. And trying to accomplish anything with your hair is just an exercise in futility.

Making dinner in the summer can be a dilemma. I try to serve as many salads over the course of the summer that I can get away with before the crew starts to mutiny.  But I  don’t want to heat up the house by using the oven or cooking over the stove for a long time. Read More →

Introducing Baby Bernadette… {the REASON for my Blogging Hiatus}

Yes, yes….I know it’s been a while, but hear me out guys! I promise I wasn’t relaxing on a beach somewhere this whole time, or give up blogging. I was simply a bit preoccupied getting ready for a baby to come into this world. There is A LOT to do without my normal functioning body to get it done with. At least two days out of the week were taken up completely with appointments. About a third of each day was spent cleaning, another third researching, and the rest of the time I was catching some major zzz’s.

On my due date, there was no signs of labor. I didn’t have my baby, and I cried probably four times. I was still in great physical condition, and it frustrated me.  Every time she kicked in the last two weeks, I really really wished I could hold that hand or foot that was poking out. Needless to say, I was dying to hold my baby.

Four days after my due date I had a doctors appointment. They asked me if I wanted to be induced or if I wanted to wait. I requested to be induced and was scheduled for 7:30 the next morning. After my appointment I did a lot of errands with my mother which took several hours.


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