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Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch Made Simple

Mother’s Day Brunch doesn’t need to be complicated. With two kids under age 5 and another arriving late this summer […]

Printable 2018 Calendar

Printable 2018 Calendar

Not sure how to organize your life in 2018? Well, you’ve come to the right spot. I decided I needed […]

swap.com

An Honest Review of swap.com

For the uninitiated, swap.com is an online consignment store that stocks items for women (including maternity!), men, children and babies. […]

fertility monitors

Fertility Monitors for Every Budget

Fertility monitors can be intimidating—am I right? Maybe you’re trying to get pregnant. Maybe that’s exactly what you’re trying to […]

grocery delivery

Grocery Delivery: A Smart Mom Hack

Grocery delivery sounds so exclusive. Like it’s only meant for those of us who employ nannies and housekeepers. But, solo […]

eating healthy on a budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget: The Ultimate Guide

Eating healthy on a budget, it’s tough right? You’ve got everyone’s different likes and dislikes to consider. You have to […]

Christmas audiobooks

Christmas Audiobooks: Connect in the Chaos

Admittedly, Christmas audiobooks are not the first thing I think of when it comes to Christmas. No, my first thoughts […]

Trim Healthy Table: An Honest Review

Trim Healthy Table: An Honest Review

Trim Healthy Table by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison is the newest cookbook in my arsenal. I love the original […]

bacon egg and cheese

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Scramble

Bacon, egg and cheese is what’s for breakfast (…or lunch…or dinner) folks. Seriously though, scrambled eggs are kind of a […]

PCOS and vitex

PCOS and Vitex for Pregnancy and Periods

PCOS and vitex is a topic that intrigues me. Including myself, I personally know at least 5 women with PCOS […]

PCOS books

PCOS Books You Need to Read Now!

PCOS books have radically changed my life. Does that sound extreme? Fine, maybe a tad dramatic. But really. They have. […]

teal pumpkin project

Teal Pumpkin Project: Halloween for All!

The Teal Pumpkin Project actually makes me teary-eyed. The thought of a crestfallen child who can’t fully embrace the magic of […]

pcos and cancer

PCOS and Cancer: What You Need to Know

PCOS and cancer isn’t the happiest topic to discuss. In fact, it’s just a bummer. It can seem like there’s […]

how to be a calmer mom

7 Ways to Be a Calmer Mom Today

I know, we’ve all been there. Those days where everyone seems to be crying, including you. Where one more whiny question is […]

10 Perfect Father’s Day Gift Ideas

10 Perfect Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day 2017 is less than two weeks away, y’all! June is a crazy month at our house. We have […]

Mom You Are Loved, Remember to Love Yourself

Moms, you are appreciated.  You are loved beyond measure.  You are your children’s rock and safe place. Motherhood can feel […]

why moms work from home

Why Moms Work From Home

Have you ever wondered why moms work from home? It seems simplest to go to work and drop the kids […]

FREE Printable Self-Care Quote Blossoms

FREE Printable Self-Care Quote Blossoms

Motherhood is glorious, but it’s also exhausting. Take some time to take care of yourself, sweet mama. It’s way too […]

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Detergent

Remove some evil chemicals from your life, save money, and provide your family with some hypoallergenic laundry detergent.  A lot […]

Quinoa Mexican Casserole

Quinoa Mexican Casserole

(Originally published on my old blog SECS vs PCOS in August 2012) Quinoa Mexican Casserole: 2 cups of boiling water […]

Cheater “Paella” (Quinoa Based)

Cheater “Paella” (Quinoa Based)

(Originally published on my old blog SECS vs PCOS in August 2012) pa·el·la (pä- l , pä- lyä, – yä). […]

Cricut Explore Air

Cricut Explore Air Unboxing with Video!

This post may contain affiliate links. Purchasing through an affiliate link does not increase costs to you but may provide […]

Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions for Families

Thanksgiving traditions are an important part of our family life. We try to create memorable activities that we consistently do […]

Because It’s Easy to Forget

Some days I need to slow down and remember this poignant poem.  I constantly ache that this phase of life […]

We Rescued a Kitten

Little Miss has been asking for a kitten for months. We have a dog (Hampton) whom we inherited from my […]

Beautiful Heartbreak

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon […]

Kindling Ignited

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Yeats I am a product of […]

Stay Strong, Mamas

I just found kitten teeth in my 10 month old’s mouth. Sucking on them like delicious hard candies. Kitten.Teeth.In.My.Baby’s.Mouth.Y’all I […]

Being “That Mom” in Target

It had been a surprisingly smooth outing. We played at the park and it was pleasantly cool in the shade. […]

Just Listen

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Hemingway I would say the most curious thing about what I’ve […]

7 Best Fall Crafts with Cricut!

7 Best Fall Crafts with Cricut!

Need some special fall decor to make your home cozier this fall? How about an autumn themed greeting card to […]

pcos baby success story

She’s Here Despite PCOS!

My sweet girl turned 8 months old this week. I am constantly in awe that she’s really here. I cried […]

40 Weeks 3 Days

Just an update to let you know that Little Miss’s arrival should soon be upon us.  Our “guess date” was […]

pregnancy announcement

Psssst…I’ve Been Keeping a MAJOR SECRET!

Everyone…this is so incredibly exciting and I’m sorry but I absolutely could not share this news until now…which is why […]

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Detergent

Remove some evil chemicals from your life, save money, and provide your family with some hypoallergenic laundry detergent.  A lot […]

Cheater “Paella” (quinoa based)

Cheater “Paella” (quinoa based)

pa·el·la (pä- l , pä- lyä, – yä). n. A saffron-flavored Spanish dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, […]

Quinoa Mexican Casserole

I have been trying to use up food we already have in our pantry and freezer recently- why keep buying […]

August Goals

August Goals

Well let’s see how I did with July’s goals:   Finish the summer semester successfully- SUCCESS!! Get everything in order […]

July Goals

  July Goals:  Finish the summer semester successfully Get everything in order to start attending USC in the fall Drink more […]

Pretty, Pretty Pink Princess Dress

Weight: 145.2 (Basically back down to pre-birthdays weight.  Hip-hip-hooray!!) Totally not PCOS related, but I finished sewing my pink dress […]

pcos successful weight loss

Around 6 Months of Progress- Photo Update

THEN: SECS around 180 pounds   NOW: SECS- 24th Birthday- around 145 pounds Just wanted to give y’all a visual […]

birthday cupcakes

Birthday Week!

Weight: 145 Waist: 34″ Life has been CRAZY for the last couple of months!  We moved into our new place […]

pcos and weight gain

Oh the Backslide

Weight: 151 I gained TWO POUNDS this week.  TWO!!! I was 149 at the beginning of the week!!! Sigh. I […]

Metformin Sucks

Metformin Sucks

After TWO successful pregnancies and births I have moved my blog over to Our Happy Imperfection!  Please join me over there […]

spinach and folate

Chock Full of Folate

As I have mentioned before, I have been researching folic acid and have come to the conclusion that it is […]

Pallet Garden

Pallet Garden

My fiance and I finally got our first pallet planted today with some of the (copious) transplants we have ended […]

pcos and supplements

Supplemental Add-ins

Scroll Down to See Which Supplements I’ve Been Taking Lately! ***Disclaimer, I am in NO WAY a doctor or an […]

PCOS=POS?

PCOS=POS?

My fiance was joking with me about PCOS the other day- given that this does come up quite a bit […]

eggs low carb meals

Super Quick, Low Carb, and Delicious

Eggs. Quite the controversial food.  They get a bad rap.  However, they’re a perfect food for people watching their carb […]

chamomile tea and pcos

A Case of the Ickies

I woke up repeatedly last night because my throat started hurting so badly.  Needless to say I have spent my […]

pcos and supplements

I Swallow

I swallow a lot of pills.  Or “supplements,” rather.  I’m taking what feels like a billion pills each day in […]

Our Little Garden

Our Little Garden

Well the fiance and I decided to start a vegetable garden from seed at the spur of the moment.  Seriously, […]

A Little Creative Cheating Keeps Me Happy…

A Little Creative Cheating Keeps Me Happy…

After TWO successful pregnancies and births I have moved my blog over to Our Happy Imperfection!  Please join me over there […]

Damn You Chicken Pot Pie!

Damn You Chicken Pot Pie!

Weight: 159 Waist: 35″ This week I wasn’t as on top of things like meal planning and exercise, but I […]

taking charge of pcos

Better Late Than Never!

About a month ago, I decided to take charge of my health. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2010… I […]