I’m not sure I’ve posted about this before but Kennady has sever eczema. Aquaphor has been a life saver. It’s funny I got these little sample tubes of Aquaphor in my welcome kit from Target for making my baby registry there. I tested one and was like ewwww this stuff is thick!! I had no idea that months later I would be spending a good deal of money buying it to make my daughter’s skin stop itching , cracking and peeling. I feel so horrible when I watch Kennady just scratch and scratch and scratch.
I’m a lover of all things budget friendly. I emailed the company that makes this wonder goop asking if they had any coupons for parents of children with eczema. What I got was amazing. Not only did they sent 7 coupons (6 for $3 off one jar and 1 for one FREE jar) but they invited Kennady to be part of their Medical Donation Program. Being part of the donation program means Kennady will get a CASE of Aquaphor every 3 months. I had her doctor fill out all the required paper work and emailed it in. A week later FedEx delivered Kennady a case of Aquaphor. It’s the most amazing thing ever. I’m truly blessed. Jars normally run $14.99 on sale to $19.99 full price. That saves me between $190 and $239. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again as a single mom I REALLY have to make my money stretch on things we need and Aquaphor is a true need for Miss Kennady. Bless the good hearted people who make Aquaphor for starting a program that helps so many people. Thank you!

Vita VoxBox!!


As many of you know I’m an Influenster blogger. I love testing products and reporting back to my readers. My current box is called the #VitaVoxBox. The items in this box are…

1. First degree Burn Cream #BurnsHappen 

2. Playtex Sport tampons #PlayOn 

3. Elizabeth Arden FLAWLESS FUTURE Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum #FlawlessFuture

4. Pure Leaf Iced Tea #LoveOfLeaves 

5. Softlips Cube #GetCubed 


6. Bikini Ready Energy Gummies #BikiniReadyLifestyle 

After reading the packaging I can’t actually use or test #6 because I am still breastfeeding. My friend on the other hand is not so she has agreed to test them for me. I’ll report back on what she has to say about them.

I’m off to test my products. YAY!!!


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Time with other mommies

I got to spend some much needed girl time with my friend Kimmie. Her son Evan is a little bit older than Kennady and just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen (and I don’t say that about most kids lol). We got to have lunch ,talk all things baby , parenting and well of course a bit of gossip. Then I took Kimmie to three of my favorite shops in Redlands.

Kid Swap Restore 



Rubie Tuesdays

Kid Swap Restore and Rubie Tuesdays are consignment shop. I love love LOVE a good deal.

It was great to just get out of the house and have some fun with someone over the age of 5 months but under the age of 65. I love love LOVE my family but sometimes it’s great to have mommy friends around your own age. We all just need some time to do the things we enjoy and I enjoy hanging with Kim and shopping. I found a shop closer to her house so next time we might go to that. Oh oh Oh and I have someone to go to gear-a-paloosa with!!! YAY!!! I don’t think I’ll make it to MommyCon this year because it starts on Halloween and I want Kennady’s first Halloween to be spent with family. All the good tickets for MommyCon are sold out anyway. So we shall see.



The princess is 5 months old!!

WOW these last 5 months have gone by so fast. It feels like yesterday I was out shopping and my water broke. I will forever be thankful to Toni my midwife who led with her faith in God. God is the only reason and way that Kennady and I made it out of the hospital alive. I know people debate c-sections and the need for them. I fully believe mine and my daughter’s lives were saved thanks to my midwife and her very skilled “back up” doctor who performed my c-section. I’m not sure if I mentioned it before but Toni told me before taking me to the operating room that she wasn’t going to leave my side until it was all over and Kennady was out and ok. The beautiful thing is she never left and came back to check on me and say thank you after Kennady was born. I was kind of in awe that she thanked ME. I owe her thanks for the rest of my life.
I love when Kennady just stares at me like YEP you’re my mommy. It melts my heart. This is my child ,my baby, my sweet princess my everything.
The journey of being Kennady’s mother has been amazing so far and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.
Thank you Lord for everything you have given us and for protecting us everyday.

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Kennady’s mommy

When you’re a single mom….

Here I sit at 3:04am writing emails to different companies asking if they offer discounts or coupons to single moms. I’ve quickly come to the understanding that when you’re a single mom not only do you yourself go without but in some cases you have to give up a lot emotionally and mentally. I don’t want to say I have given up part of my dignity but I kind of feel like I have. Maybe dignity isn’t a good word. I’m not sure WHAT is a good word, maybe pride? I do know single moms do what they have to do to get things done. If that means shopping at consignment sales then we do it. If that means clipping coupons, we do it. If it means asking every company under the sun for discounts or coupons, we’re all over that. I’ve told my daughter and I’s story more times than I can count in the hopes of a kind reader who will bless us with a discount code or coupon for something my daughter needs or that I’d like for her to just have. Do I always feel good about doing this? No! but booboo has everything she could ever want so that makes me feel better. I never want her to know of my single mom worries. I do however want her to know that even if you’re “alone” you always have your family to support and love you. I sit here watching her sleep knowing that I would do anything on earth for her even if it means I don’t feel the best about myself. I WILL however feel great about providing for her. I have money but I still have to make it stretch REALLY REALLY REALLY far. The truth is I still live on one income. It’s a strange place to be.
I look at the things Kennady’s sperm donor provides for his daughter (since he claims Kennady isn’t his). Everything from clothes and trips to Sea World and Disneyland to pre school and bikes. I can’t help but to feel just a bit angry. My amazingly precious princess just doesn’t count in his world. She counts 10000000000000000000% in my world. She IS my world. She’s been my world since I peed on a stick and there were two lines. I must admit at this point I never want him in her life. He’s too flakey and I don’t want her thinking he’s going to be there and then he just doesn’t show up and stays “gone” for months. It’s just not fair or right. I don’t want his money or anything else. I just want him to stay gone. It’s my fear that he will hurt her physically or emotionally. That fear eats at my heart. I’ve heard the things he’s said to his daughter. I just refuse to allow him to do the same to my beautiful Kennady. She’s so amazing I wont let him break her spirit!
On that note I’m going to “nap”. The princess will be awake at at 4am (It’s 3:36am now) so I might as well try to get a few minutes of sleep before her nursing marathon starts lol.


Product Reviews

I’m going to start doing products reviews here and on my YouTube channel. These will be products that I have purchased or were gifted to me. I’ll only be doing honest reviews. If I think it sucks I’ll tell you. If I think it’s great I’ll shout it from the roof tops. So stay tuned for those. I finally got a tripod for my video camera lol


Well the last 24 hours have been interesting. I rolled over at about midnight and sat straight up in bed. My boob was on fire and I had rolled over onto it. I knew the pain. It was the pain of a clogged milk duct. I got up and got my bucket of hot water and hung my boob into it. Nothing seemed to work. I laid down and tried to get some rest. I slept for maybe 30 minutes and just couldn’t take it anymore. I called my lactation nurse and she told me to take my temperature. It was 102.4 .  She said to go to the ER right away. By this point I was dizzy and feeling all around crumby. They have this great app called ITriage. The app allowed me to check into the ER , tell them why I was coming , add insurance information and everything else so the ER knew what was going on. I walked into the ER signed in with my name and they took me in right away. I was amazed with their service. I sat with the nurses as they took my temperature , blood pressure and weight. They sent me to an exam room where another nurse was waiting. She hooked me to a BP monitor and a pulse monitor. She asked me a few more questions then left. About 5 minutes later a doctor came in. He examined my breasts and my c-section scar. He commented on how GREAT the scar (or lack there of) was and ordered an ultrasound of my left breast. I asked for a blanket , covered up and went to sleep waiting for the ultrasound tech. Finally she came in and wheeled me to the sono room. She ran the wand over my left breast for about 10 minutes then took me back to my room. She gave me a blanket before she took me back to my room. I went back to sleep. About 15 minutes later the doctor came in to talk to me. He said it was indeed mastitis but the blockage hadn’t advanced to puss pockets. Which is a VERY good thing. He sent me home with 10 days worth of antibiotics and  told me to nurse the princess as often as possible to help with the mastitis. So off to take my meds and see how this pans out. At least my boob doesn’t actually hurt anymore.