How To Start A Budget AND Stick To It

I've always considered myself to be quite disciplined when it came to my finances. I learned at an early age how to save money, so that I may enjoy it for later. So when I found out that I was pregnant, I wasn't too concerned about how my husband and I would handle our finances. I already had a master plan on what we needed to do to start a budget and stick to it.

Time Management Tips For The First Time Mom

I remember those first few weeks after having my sweet son, I could not grasp how all of the other mother out there managed their time. Because I was breastfeeding, I felt like every single moment of my day was committed to nothing more but feeding and taking care of my baby. 

I'm Sorry I Can't Be Your Mommy Friend

In college, I remember having a pretty large group of friends. There was a friend for just about every occasion. When I wanted to go the movies, dance the night away, or even to randomly walk around Walmart- I had a pal I could call on. 

But of course with age and now being a mom, those friendships have drifted away. Our lives are on different paths now, and only three lucky persons have maintained a spot in my inner circle. I like my circle. I don't see them as often as I would like to. I mean, we're moms and we have pretty busy conflicting schedules. 

5 Baby Items You Won't Need

The other day, I decided to log into my Target account online and realized that my baby registry was still listed on the site. Simply out of boredom, I decided to browse through the baby items I listed to see what we received, didn't receive, and wanted so badly but never purchased.

There have been several times my husband and I spoke about getting Liam this or that, and we never get it. We end up just making do with whatever we had or improvised.  

Top Must Have Baby Gear That Will Make Life Easier

When I first found out that I was pregnant, I immediately began to think through what all we would need to prepare for our little one. Truthfully, I was feeling a tad overwhelmed by all of the suggested baby products.

My husband and I spent a lot of time running back and forth to the store as we figured out what was necessary for our son. These are definitely our top baby gear items (in no particular) that we made much use of:

What's It Like Being A Full-Time Working Mom

Being a full-time working mom has its challenges. There are days that I rather stay home with my little guy, and days where I look forward to diving into a load of emails. I always knew I'd be a full-time working mom. Not exactly by choice, but financially my husband and I maintain on two incomes. Therefore, I mentally prepared myself for the day I had to head back into my office after maternity leave.

What To Pack In Your Diaper Bag For a Quick Run

The very first time I needed to take Liam with me to run an errand, I was freaking out. My biggest fear was him crying out of control, and me not having everything I needed to console him. For a while, I avoided taking him with me. I would instead just wait until my husband got off work to head out or would ask him to run whatever errand for me.