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.
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.
Tips to Stay Active
You have waited your whole life to be able to enjoy this time in your life. In fact, if you were careful, you probably have been saving money your entire working life, so that you didn't have to worry about money during your golden years!
Tips to Raise a Family
Family obligations can really put pressure on a person. You may be raising your family of young ones while working either part or full-time. Even if you are a stay-at-home parent, you are probably trying to keep up with the demands of a house, along with taking care of the needs of your husband. This alone is enough for one person.
Needing Mom (When You Are a Mom)
I love reading parenting books. Well, not all the parenting books. Just the ones that make you think that you are not alone. You know the ones that talk about REAL parenthood. The ones that talk about how the days seem to last forever. What about the ones that talk about the loneliness of being home with the kids while your husband goes off to work?