The Harsh Reality of Being a Home Daycare Provider

*Disclaimer: I am writing this post to tell my story. It is raw and it is real but written with love and will hopefully help others understand what daycare providers go through on the daily.* Here is how I got started: After my second child was born, my husband and I decided that I should leave my job of over 10 years.  I worked in the insurance field and had built a career with this company and it was really the only job I ever knew as a young adult. For the most part, I enjoyed it … [Read more...]

Dear God, Please Let My Mother Die

I found out that my mother passed away when I woke up on a Friday morning in July. As always, before I got out of bed, I grabbed my cell phone and immediately noticed that I had a voicemail.  The message came in the very early morning while my family was sleeping. It was from my mom's ex-husband. Since he was the only family member that she would acknowledge he became the main contact and her medical power of attorney, which I was personally thankful for.  His message was … [Read more...]

How to Survive Your Daughter’s Teenage Years

This post contains affiliate links. See the full disclosure here. Being a parent is hard but being the parent of a teenage daughter is even harder. As a mom that has raised 3 teenagers and has lived to tell about it, I can assure you that it is possible to survive your daughter's teenage years. Take a look at a helpful article I wrote a few years ago: What Not to Do When Raising a Teenage Daughter. I currently have 3 more kids in my home, 1 sweet and can do nothing wrong child, 1 preteen, … [Read more...]

How to Celebrate National Donut Day

I was provided coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s. If you have not already noticed, there seems to be a 'national day' for almost everything. There are so many 'national days' that I cannot keep up with them, however, there is one 'national day' that my … [Read more...]