10 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2021

The last time I wrote a post like this was in 2016 and some of the things I was hoping for actually happened like meeting the person who would eventually become my husband! Anyway, here’s my list for 2021 and they’re not necessarily in order.

1) Hopefully getting a little closer to some since of normalcy as Covid-19 vaccines become available.

2) Margaux turning 2 and her daycare cost decreasing!!

3) Reading more for myself. I’ve read a lot to Margaux (we’re almost at 1,000 books!) but I need to do more reading for myself.

4) Writing more in my journal.

5) Writing more on this blog.

6) Hopefully enrolling Margaux in swim lessons.

7) Setting up my home office instead of working at the dining room table.

8) Setting up the playroom in the basement.

9) Meeting financial goals that I’ve set for myself.

10) And finally, I hope to take better care of myself. Becoming a parent in December 2019, I feel like I have been “surviving” and not investing in myself. This means that I’m not at my best self but that is about to change.

What are you looking forward to in 2021?

Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 2

Allergy free homemade pizza
Homemade Pizza, Gluten, Dairy and Egg free.

Did you know that some common school supplies can contain common allergens? Read Part 2 below of our 2-part series on Food Allergies in Children by our guest writer, Trista Swinson of Let’s Eat Safe.  If you missed Part 1, be sure to check it out first and come back to finish Part 2. Continue reading “Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 2”

Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 1

Food Allergies in ChildrenI’m pleased to introduce to you my friend that I met in high school, Trista Swinson of Let’s Eat Safe.  We were both proud band geeks as we were part of our high school’s marching band as well as other bands at school.  Now, she is a wife and a mother to two beautiful children.  I invited her to write a post on food allergies since both of her children have severe food allergies and her experience has taught me so much.  While many people might think that people with severe food allergies are limited, I see a mom who goes above and beyond to provide safe yet delicious experiences for her family.

Trista shares a wealth of information on food allergies in children so we will feature her post in two parts.  Part 1 addresses many misconceptions and states various facts while Part 2 delves deeper into her family’s personal experience and include a delicious recipe that everybody can enjoy. Continue reading “Guest Post: Food Allergies in Children Part 1”

Territory Foods Review

Territory Foods ReviewConvenience is a big reason why many of us choose to go to a drive-thru instead of cook a well-balanced and healthy meal at home.  We all need to eat but when you’re on the go constantly or you’re trying to take care of a newborn like I am and pumping milk which feels like is never ending, the last thing I feel like doing is cooking.   Thankfully, there are services to help solve that problem like Territory Foods. Continue reading “Territory Foods Review”

Melanoma Monday, My Skin Cancer Scare Story

When a person thinks of Melanoma, a deadly type of skin cancer, some people assume that only people of fairer complexions get it or those who frequently went to tanning beds or stayed out in the sun too long.  Although these are increased risk factors for developing skin cancer, it is possible for those who don’t fit into the standard risk factors to also develop skin cancer and unfortunately, I know of some people who have passed away from it. Continue reading “Melanoma Monday, My Skin Cancer Scare Story”