4 Ways to Keep Your Sanity When Your Child is Testing Your Patience

Hey guys!  Today I'd like to talk to you about something that I think we can all relate to- kids testing our patience! Some of the most trying times for parents and caregivers are when the child is old enough to have opinions on things, such as mealtime, but aren't developed enough to be able to communicate their thoughts. This often results in the child becoming upset and expressing their frustration through screaming and tantrums. Kids will be kids, and there will be days when you honestly struggle to be patient with their behavior. That's just how it goes, but…

5 Exclusive Products from Ulta and Sephora That You Have to Try

Makeup is a guilty pleasure of mine. Maybe you’re a makeup lover just like me or maybe you have never worn it a day in your life. Either way, you have come to the right place to learn more about specific brands and products! When comparing the two stores, Ulta and Sephora, and which store I want to visit that day I look at what products each store has that the other doesn’t. Then I compare it to my list and off I go! Now, just for you,  I have compiled 5 exclusive products at Ulta or Sephora that are…

What Living With PTSD Looks Like On The Inside

I wish I could tell you that life with PTSD is manageable, or even doable, but it’s not always that way, and so I can’t tell you that. I’m not here to make this easy for you to read. I’m here to vent and to spill my heart out because I’m tired of suffering in silence and I know that so many other PTSD survivors are tired of it too. In this article,  I am going to present you with the real-life effects and symptoms of someone struggling with PTSD, and all the feelings that go along with it too.…

What You Need to Know When Traveling With Kids

The thought of traveling with my kids used to scare me to the point of a near anxiety attack. I am not joking or exaggerating. I recently traveled abroad with my two children and the thought of canceling the trip crossed my mind more than once.  I had traveled with them in the past, but I always had my significant other or my mother as a backup. This time I was flying solo. About seven years ago, I left the United States for Switzerland. Five years later, my daughter was born and that put an end to any trips across…

15 self-care tips to salvage a bad day

Self-care is so important, because if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will? I know that not many people would take care of me, so I need to do it myself and so do YOU. I know it is difficult to put yourself first. I struggle with this myself each and every day, but today I am going to change that for both you and I with 15 self-care tips to salvage a bad day. Photo Credit: KaylaGraphic Credit: Natasha Bubble Bath After a stressful day, I love getting into a hot bubble bath with my favourite bath soak.…

5 Simple Tips For Life-Changing Skin

Skin is super important! You’ve heard it before; it’s the largest organ, but more importantly, your skin is the protector for the rest of your body! If your skin isn’t healthy, it makes it harder for the rest of your body to keep up. I’ve put together some simple ways to change your skin’s appearance, texture, and overall health. If we’re honest, skincare isn’t perfect. Some nights we fall asleep in makeup, we totally forget to wash our faces, or we have a whole day of eating junk food! Especially with more holidays coming up, eating clean is not always…

Shopping at Trader Joe’s? 5 Inexpensive Meals for When You Need to Eat on the Cheap.

Hi guys! I’m sure many of you busy-bodies out there struggling just like I do to find the time to cook. It just doesn’t feel like there’s enough time in the day to do it all, including the grocery shopping. Unfortunately, though, while eating out is convenient, it’s not very good for you and it’s also very expensive. So, after continually ruining my budget for months in a row because of eating out too much, I finally decided something had to change. I started checking out Pinterest and trying to find quick, inexpensive meals to make using Trader Joe’s products…

Why Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying Even When You’ve Done Everything Right

Sometimes there are days I just want to disappear in my room and never come out. This was one of those days, mainly because no matter what I did, the baby would not stop crying. However, instead of screeching like a murderous cat and hiding from the world, I have decided to nurse my headache and share with you why I have not gone completely insane. Graphic Credit: Lex First Off, Why are They Crying? After ten plus years in the child care industry, caring for an upset infant is basically second nature to me, but that doesn't mean it's…

Why Standing up for Myself Made Me Lonely

This is a personal story of how cutting ties with people and standing up for myself created an inner peace, yet a lonelier world. I  would like to start off by saying that I have no hard feelings toward the people that have come and gone from my life. They have helped me become the person I am today.  In the cycle of life, people will not always stay your friends. You never know when the last time you hang out with someone will be. Some people are only meant to be in your life to teach you lessons. It’s…

Top 8 Best Foundations For Oily Skin

I’ve found the best foundation for oily skin through a ton of trial and error. I started taking makeup seriously around the end of 2015 and that was when I first started learning about foundation. I originally bought a ton of foundation without considering my skin type and what my skin needs. I learned quickly that my skin gets oily and that the foundations I bought did not work well with oily skin. Over the past couple of years, I’ve learned and experimented with different foundations to see what would work best with my oily skin. I’m confident that I’ve…