Small town country girl in southern Pennsylvania. Raising two boys on a small farm filled with horses, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, dogs, and a cat. Certified veterinary technician and writer at Virtually Shelley.
Comparing Yourself to Others Is Not Good
Do you love reading parenting books? What about the ones that make you think that you are not alone? The ones that talk about the REAL experience of parenthood. The ones that talk about how the days seem to last forever, even though you blink and years flew by.
Why Doesn’t the Baby Weight Just Disappear like It Is Supposed To?
If you are like me (and enjoy reading books about real-life parenting), you need to check out I Am a Good Mom, Right? And Other Thoughts from a (Slightly) Overwhelmed Mom of Two Small Boys.
Reasons You Need "Me Time"
All moms are very overwhelmed, as they learn how to care for their newborn. There are feedings and diaper changes, along with everything that goes along with maintaining a household.
Good Bedtime Routines to Help Your Children Sleep
One of the most challenging parts of raising children can be putting them to sleep (and hoping that they stay there). By bedtime, everyone is tired and cranky, even you as a parent, which makes it even harder. Even worse, many children seem to find another wind, making it really challenging to get them into bed.
Tips to Beat Exhaustion
Being a new mom can be really exhausting. The first few weeks can go by in a blur. It can take everything that you have got to deal with the multiple night feeds and sleep deprivation. You may even feel very unprepared to take care of your new bundle of joy!
Tips to Raise a Baby
The truth is that babies cost a lot of money. They need a lot of things, which can make them even more expensive. The truth is that it doesn't have to feel that way. If you are smart and careful, you can raise a baby, without spending a fortune on them.
Homebuying in the Winter
Buying a home is a big responsibility. You shouldn't take it lightly. You need to think clearly and make sure that you are ready to buy a home. There are also other responsibilities that come with homeownership, and you need to make sure that you are ready for them also.
How to Choose the Best Mortgage
Buying a home can be a very complicated process. Though you may think finding the right home is the hard part, the truth is that isn't always the case. In fact, finding the right loan can be more complicated than that.