A Day in the Life of a Mom With Two Special Needs Kids

A Day in the Life

Awhile back I read a beautiful post from my friend Jessica at Jessica Lynn Writes. It was entitled, A Day in the Life With a Toddler and a Newborn. I loved it, and thought it would be fun to do something similar. Why not let my friends and my readers see what a typical day with my two special needs kids is like? So while not every day is the same, this is what a typical day looks like for my family... A Day in the Life: Special Needs Edition 8:15 am - It's 8 in the morning and I can … [Read more...]

How I Made $10,000 From Blogging so far This Year

How I Made $10,000 From Blogging

I've been super excited to write this post because I just love to help other bloggers! I wasn't able to post my income from last year, but so far this year I have more than tripled my blog income and have exceeded my personal goal of earning $10,000 by the end of 2015. Instead, I have made that goal in the first 6 months of this year and I am excited to share how I did it and how other bloggers just like me can do the same. If you are curious as to how I make money with my blog and which … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Designate Space for Reading With Your Child

Reading With Your Child

According to the The Children’s Reading Foundation, you should make it a point to be reading with your child for at least 20 minutes a day. Reading with your children at an early age (even in infancy) is key to language development, listening skills, and overall academic performance. Here are a few great suggestions for how to create the space and time necessary to foster a love of reading in your child! 5 Ways to Find Space for Reading With Your Child: Keep Books Easily Accessible I … [Read more...]

A Father’s Day Meal Fit for a King!

Father's Day Meal

Father's Day is right around the corner and it's time to decide what to get the special father in your life! Finding the perfect gift can be hard, but why not spend this Father's Day spoiling him with a homemade meal fit for a king? After all they do say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach! Whether you want to thank your father for being such a wonderful dad, or you want to show your husband how much you appreciate him being a great dad to your kids, this is the perfect way to … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Special Needs Dads are Awesome!

Special Needs Dads

Father's Day is coming up and I thought that now would be a good time to remember how awesome dads are, especially dads with special needs kids! Moms in special needs families tend to get a lot of recognition for everything they do, and that's great because they should, but special needs dads are awesome too. Here's why! It's Time to Celebrate the Special Needs Dads! 1. Special needs Dads don't get care what people think about their kids or how they parent. They know they do what they … [Read more...]

DIY Shadow Box for Your Deployment Letters

DIY Shadow Box

Have you ever wondered what to do with the letters that you and your spouse write during deployment? I recently came across this beautiful DIY shadow box that is perfect for showing off the letters you both wrote and the love that was shared. I saw a picture of this DIY project on the Facebook group White Walls, and I asked permission from the creator - Marianne to feature this on my blog. She said yes! Below are her instructions on how to make this keepsake to display in your … [Read more...]

Homefront Girl: A Yankee Candle Giveaway

Yankee Candle Collection

Last month, Yankee Candle launched a new limited edition collection of candles. Now, I don't know about you, but I just love candles and Yankee Candles are some of my favorites! New Yankee Candle Collection: Homefront Girl In honor of Memorial Day and in honor of our country's military, Yankee Candle introduced the collection: Homefront Girl. With every candle purchased from this collection, Yankee Candle will donate $1.00 to Homes for Our Troops, "A nonprofit organization that builds … [Read more...]

Medical-Related PTSD Part Two: Special Needs Caregiver Trauma

Caregiver Trauma

Diagnosed With Medical PTSD and now Sharing my Story to Raise Awareness Ever since I was diagnosed with medical-related PTSD, I’ve been afraid to tell my story. I’ve been afraid of people’s thoughts and knew that a lot of people would have a hard time understanding. In the military community, PTSD is a very serious thing. Since I partly write a military blog, I wasn’t sure how my writing about this topic would be taken. I definitely don’t want my topic to shadow the importance of … [Read more...]

To the Parent Who Feels Guilty About Hiring a Babysitter

Guilty About Hiring a Babysitter

I started babysitting when I was only 13 years old. I took a Red Cross Babysitting Course first and then I was ready to go! I loved kids and I loved helping in my church's nursery and Sunday School classes as well. Over ten years later, I had been a babysitter and nanny for many families and countless children, many of which still hold a dear place in my heart and some of whom I still keep in contact with. Being able to care for someone's children prepared me for motherhood and those … [Read more...]

Medical-Related PTSD Part One: Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma

Diagnosed With Medical PTSD and now Sharing my Story to Raise Awareness Ever since I was diagnosed with medical-related PTSD, I've been afraid to tell my story. I've been afraid of people's thoughts and knew that a lot of people would have a hard time understanding. In the military community, PTSD is a very serious thing. Since I partly write a military blog, I wasn't sure how my writing about this topic would be taken. I definitely don't want my topic to shadow the importance of … [Read more...]