Originally from Dauphin Island, AL, I am a stay-at-home mom who likes to do anything other than just stay at home. My husband and I have lived in 5 states together and are in the Atlanta area now for the second time. I have a Master’s degree from GSU in Multiple and Severe Disabilities and was a special education teacher for 8 years before deciding to work with adults with autism and then becoming a SAHM. I now work as a preschool teacher and fitness instructor. I enjoy spending time with my daughter at parks, libraries, and anywhere else that we can explore our world.

May is Better Sleep Month– Atlanta Area Moms Blog

A few months ago, I began to have anxiety issues, severe mood swings, forgetfulness, issues with weight gain, and depression. I assumed stress, or maybe a hormone imbalance was the cause. I decided to...

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Ah, grilled cheese! That scrumptious, ooey-gooey sandwich that takes us all back to childhood. Grilled cheese sandwiches frequently poll as one of the nation’s top comfort foods. They can be as simple as white...

Rockin’ the Mom Bod |: Atlanta Area Moms Blog :|

It's no secret that pregnancy and motherhood can drastically alter a woman's body. Weight gain, stretch marks, saggy breasts...there are countless ways your body might change after having kids. It's true that some of...

Need a rainy day activity? Go to IKEA!, Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Today, I spent 4 hours at IKEA with 2 toddlers. Yes, I said 4 hours. No, we didn't break anything. No, there were no major tantrums. And yes, everyone seemed to have a good...

Mom Hacks: Little Things That Make Life (Slightly) Easier

Even before kids were added to the equation, life was complicated (and expensive) enough. But now, it's basically impossible to keep up with all the chores, errands, appointments, play dates, and oh my gosh!...

New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family

I’ve always loved the beginning of a new year. It’s a time when everything is still decorated with all the colorful lights and poinsettias left over from the holidays, yet the stress of gifting...

Grief Resulting from Love, or Why I’ll Always Have a Dog

For 2 years, Kenny was the perfect big brother. He sat with his head cradled on T’s rocker as she slept. He watched her tirelessly as she crawled around the house and yard. Kenny never growled or barked or snarled when T poked his eyes or pulled his ears or tried to grab the little nub he had instead of a tail. He just licked her. He let her climb all over him, despite having spondylosis and arthritis. One of T’s first words was “dog” and her first real sentence was “Kenny eat snack”, followed by her feeding him a bag of fruit snacks. People were frequently amazed to see this 65 pound dog allowing a tutu-wearing toddler who could barely walk on her own to carry his leash and guide him.