JOURNALING FOR STRESS RELIEF

JOURNALING FOR STRESS RELIEF

Keeping a journal is a great way to practice natural stress relief. You can learn more about the different kinds of stress in this post. Journaling for stress relief helps release all those bottled-up emotions and feelings and can help you find out what is causing your…

How to Get out of the Cranky Mom Mood

How to Get out of the Cranky Mom Mood

If you are reading this you might think you’re an angry mom. You might be wondering how do I stop being an angry mom? Or how do I stop getting angry at my child? For me the anger starts with the cranky mom mood. I’m…

3 Toxic☠️Myths You Believe About Positivity & Parenting

3 Toxic☠️Myths You Believe About Positivity & Parenting

I used to run myself to the ground taking care of my immediate family and extended family. I said YES to any request no matter how much I didn’t want to do it. Oh you need a babysitter…yes. You need to borrow money….yes. You need…

What I Learned From My Mom Meltdown

What I Learned From My Mom Meltdown

I had a mom meltdown a few weeks ago. I got sick of being the only one cooking, cleaning, meal prepping, working full-time plus doing everything for the kids AND working a side hustle.  I felt run down, exhausted, disrespected and quite frankly, depressed. I…

How I’m Adding More Water Into My Daily Routine

How I’m Adding More Water Into My Daily Routine

Years ago I stopped drinking soda regularly and sweet teas and sweet coffee drinks. I trained myself to drink more water instead of highly sweetened drinks. The last few months though, I’ve noticed I am not drinking enough water throughout the day. I live in…

2020 Breaking Moms? Making Us Stronger?

2020 Breaking Moms? Making Us Stronger?

I’ve always been a working mom. I went back to work 6 weeks after I had my first child. Without me working, we wouldn’t have made it. When I was in nursing school I worked 5 days a week and then went to school the…

A Cozy Couch for our Big Family!

A Cozy Couch for our Big Family!

My husband, y’all.This fella is my biggest cheerleader and the unsung hero of all my Cotton Stem-y-ness.  He happily goes along with whatever crazy decor idea I come up with next, hammer in hand, just asking how he can help.  It’s not often that he…

17 Family Photo Ideas and Tips For Mommy and Me Pictures

17 Family Photo Ideas and Tips For Mommy and Me Pictures

Looking for family photo ideas for mommy and me photography? Here are 17 family picture tips with location ideas, photography tips and poses to try with your baby or toddler. When you have little ones, family pictures are especially important. After all, they’re only little…