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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 […]

Throw the ultimate allergy friendly, family-oriented kids' Halloween party! Amazing ideas for Halloween party decorations, food, games, crafts, and more!

How to Throw the Ultimate Kids’ Halloween Party

Little witches and firemen There’s something so beautifully nostalgic about kids’ Halloween parties. They bring back our own memories of […]

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 […]