• Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Second Birthday!

    This year was very special for several reasons. Not only was Monkey turning 2, but my cousin graduated from the United States Naval Academy. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Monkey and my cousin share…

  • Happy 2nd Birthday Monkey

    On May 26, 2015 at 6:46 in the morning I heard the sweetest sound, my son’s cry when he entered the world. He was a healthy 7 pounds. I flooded with emotions. I could not believe that I was a…

  • Learning to be Lactose-Free

    After a rough 5 weeks of ER visits, severe diarrhea, and dehydration all lead to the diagnosis of lactose intolerance. If you read my last blog, which can be found here, you’ll know that there is no test to diagnose…

  • Our First ER Visit

    The New Year isn’t just about new beginnings, but for my family, it also meant new challenges in 2017. After the New Year, Monkey started in the toddler classroom at daycare, which meant new teachers, new friends, and a new…

  • Our Day of Firsts

    August 1 marked the day of new beginnings. Not only was it the first day of the month, but it was also my first day at my new job, as well as Monkey’s first day at daycare. There has been…

  • Fall Fun on the Farm

    Ever since going back to a traditional 9 to 5 job, it is never easy being away from Monkey all day. I look forward to picking him up each day from daycare, because even after nearly 3 months, I am…

  • Monkey’s First Birthday

    Where has the time gone? I cannot believe that my little Monkey is ONE! I officially have a toddler, wow! Months before Monkey turned one, I was already turning to Pinterest for birthday party themes and ideas. My husband and…

  • 9 Month Checkup

    It is hard to believe that in just 3 short months Monkey will be ONE! The time has seriously flown by. It seems like yesterday when I found out I was pregnant and now I have a 9-month-old. When you…

  • The Teething Baby

    Dealing with a teething baby is never easy. Over the last couple of months, I have learned what teething remedies work for Monkey. I feel so helpless watching my little boy in pain, as there is only so much I…

  • Struggles with Weight Loss

    I have to start out by saying that this post about my struggles with weight loss, was very difficult for me to write.  I have nothing to hide, as I hope my insecurities about my weight can help others know…

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