Long Distance Friends and Cupcake Mail

Long Distance Friends and Cupcake Mail

Friendships come in many different forms and many different stages of life. You have childhood friends, high school friends, college friends, and lifelong friends. Childhood friends are the ones you grew up with and played with after school. You may have played little...
Dinner for a Dollar

Dinner for a Dollar

Hi! I am Shelly with Dinner for a Dollar. I show others how I feed my family a simple, allergy-friendly whole food diet with lots of fruits and veggies for $1 per person per meal. A veggie forward, allergy-free whole food diet for $1 a meal??? I know it seems...
How to Meal Plan in 17 Super Simple Steps

How to Meal Plan in 17 Super Simple Steps

Wife: What do you want for dinner? Husband: I don’t care. Whatever you want. Wife: How about I pick up pizza on my way home from work. Husband: No, I’m having pizza with the guys this weekend. Wife: How about Chinese? Husband: No, I’m not really feeling that. Wife:...
Birth Story Part 2 – Labor and Delivery

Birth Story Part 2 – Labor and Delivery

When I first decided to write my second birth story, I debated whether or not I should do it as one post or a series of posts. Ultimately, I decided that there was way too much to share in one post. So, for the sake of my time and your time, I came up with a mini...
Birth Story Part 1 – Why I Chose Induction

Birth Story Part 1 – Why I Chose Induction

Today is my son’s due date which makes it the perfect day to share the first part of his birth story. In order to understand the choices that I made surrounding the birth of Baby Owl, I’m going to have to back things up to the day Baby Fox was born. You...
Ditch the To Do List and Enjoy Motherhood

Ditch the To Do List and Enjoy Motherhood

Do you feel like you are constantly playing catch-up with your to-do list? Like you are never done? Do you feel guilty when you do something fun, like playing with your kids, because you have this list of chores at the back of your mind? This is because to-do lists...
Five Ways I’m Preparing for Baby #2

Five Ways I’m Preparing for Baby #2

When you look up “ways to prepare for a baby,” you’re often bombarded with list after list of all the things you should be doing to make your house ready for a new little person. The lists contain things like wash the clothes, decorate the nursery,...
Why You Don’t Need a Toy Room

Why You Don’t Need a Toy Room

About a year after I adopted minimalism, my friend Becky stopped by for a visit. My triplets were 4 years old at the time, and I’d worked steadily the previous 12 months to rid my home of excess stuff. “Where are all your toys?” she asked, a bit shocked. Becky hadn’t...
Simple Self Care for the Busy Woman

Simple Self Care for the Busy Woman

I don’t know about you, but self-care doesn’t always take the priority that it deserves in my life. I’m juggling so many different “balls,” trying to keep any of one them from crashing to the floor at my feet. I am helping raise my two nephews and taking care of them...