• Wife-style

    Amazing, Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

        Just recently I’ve had an extreme craving for cinnamon rolls, like extreme extreme. The day I started craving them, I decided to make an “easy/fast” recipe that took about an hour to make. No bueno. My breastfeeding cravings were not satisfied. So, my journey continued. I happened upon a recipe that I found here and it looked and sounded amazing! I tweaked the recipe just a little bit and I whole heartedly think that everyone should make these. But also, try not to eat half the pan in a day… cause I did… oops. So here it is! For the Dough: 1 cup scalded whole milk 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 1/2 tsp dry active yeast…

  • Motherhood

    Everything You’ll Ever Need To Keep Your Milk Supply Up

    One thing I am OBSESSED with is my milk supply. I mean, after all, breastfeeding is my child’s food source. Of course, fed is best but I shudder at the thought of feeding him formula just because I was too lazy to keep my supply up. I am NOT saying that is the reason ANYONE reading this will stop breastfeeding. There are many reasons your supply can drop and/or you choose to do formula and that’s OKAY! I am saying that to date, that would be the only reason I would stop breastfeeding and I want to stop that from happening at all costs. So here are the wonderful products…

  • Motherhood

    What I Wish I Knew Before Preparing for Baby

    I remember when I took that pregnancy test (well, those 27 pregnancy tests… just to make sure), I was so excited and I immediately wanted to start preparing for this new baby. I wanted to stock up, prepare, make lists, complete those lists, and so on. Everyone tells you to get ready, stock up, enjoy your time, blah blah blah. When the word is out that you’re pregnant, all the good meaning people in your life will have tons and tons of advice that you will easily forget and never return to because by the time baby gets here, you get settled, and you both get used to each other, you’ll have…

  • Motherhood

    The Truth About Being a Stay at Home Mommy

    When I was pregnant with my sweet boy, I made all these plans in my head about going back to work and continuing on with school. Being a stay at home mom did not sound appealing to me. I LOVED my job as a nurse and the opportunities to care for hurting people it provided me with and I was going back to school to get a higher degree in nursing (I was 9 months pregnant when I sat for my finals this past semester haha). I had gotten on waiting lists for day cares in my area so he would be taken care of while I was working or…

  • Story Time

    The Chunk’s Not Feeling Well

    All of my life I’ve been obsessed with documenting everything. Keeping track of dates, times, anniversaries, etc. Making sure that when I’m old and grey, I can remember it all again. There was no exception made when I had Winston. I document everything from his firsts to his everyday eating, sleeping and diapering. About 5 days ago, I started to notice a trend with his feedings. They were going from 15-20 minutes at each feed down to 8-10 minutes and kept reducing until he was at 6 minutes tops. Everyone kept telling me that he was just going through a developmental leap and that it’d be over in a week.…

  • Motherhood,  Story Time

    Meet The Chunk

    On the 11th of May, I came in for my weekly anatomy scan and check up at 38 weeks 5 days pregnant. It was there that they told me that my sweet Winston was predicted to be about 12 pounds and not only that but   my blood pressure was too high and I was going to need to be admitted. Having joked my whole pregnancy about “giving birth to a whole football player” since I was born at 11 pounds, I was a little sick to my stomach with the thought that he could actually be 12 pounds. Now all the people recently asking me if I was having twins…

  • Motherhood

    Sleep Training- How I Got My Baby to Sleep 12 Hours by 12 Weeks Old.

      One of the most popular terms in my Google search when I was pregnant was “sleep training.” I was determined to get my baby to sleep through the night within a month of him being born. Talk about unrealistic. First of all, my baby slept a total of 3 minutes every night for the first 3 weeks and the rest of the time he spent crying. For HOURS. Second, every baby is different and what worked for my baby may not work for yours and thats OK. When we brought Winston home, all will-power we thought we would have about sleep training, went out the window in the absence…