Walmart Online Grocery Ordering Review

Hey guys!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

To all those mamas out there–those in heaven, those with fur babies, those with healthy kiddos and those who had to say goodbye too soon–YOU are amazing! Being a mother is tough, but somehow we have the strength to do it. Props to us!

Just my luck, I am sick on Mother’s Day. We were able to go see my parents for a bit  this weekend in between working out our house, prepping it to go on the market. But while there, I started feeling pretty lousy, and it has yet to go away ):

So my husband took the kids to go have a little cookout at his mom’s, while I stayed home to get some rest.

They would be gone til later in the evening, and Sunday is usually our grocery restock day, so I was a little concerned what we’d do about shopping. I did NOT have the energy to walk around for 30-40 minutes.

So I decided to give something new a try.

Before we moved to the city, I had seen ads for online grocery ordering with pickup or delivery, but it wasn’t in my area. Now that we’re in Carmel, there’s multiple stores that offer this service nearby! I decided to go with Wal-Mart, due to the awesome prices.

Can I just say, OMG THIS IS AMAZING!

When we’d go to Meijer, the weekly cost of groceries would be approximately $85-110, depending on what we needed that week. Now compared to other folks, I know that’s already fairly low, but I’m a cheepskate, that’s too much for me!

This is my haul from Wal-Mart’s online ordering system:

This is about the same thing I get every week–give or take a few things. Guess how much I paid for it all.

$55!!

I did use a coupon code (WOWFRESH) for $10 off, but that’s still an amazing price! I feel like they were very generous with their choosings too. I was a little wary about their juice of veggies/produce/etc. but everything was great.

For example, when ordering, it gives you a certain price for bananas, in increments of two bananas. I chose six total, but they had given me eight. Score!

The prices in general are just insane. In a good way!

A gallon of milk was 90 cents. YES, 90 CENTS! I’m not even sure Aldi’s milk is cheaper than that.

The process of ordering is super easy. I had a list ready that I had made earlier in the week, and simply typed everything I needed in the search bar one at a time. I made sure to “heart” each item to save it, so it’s easier to find next time.

Add the items to your cart, and when you go to checkout, it’ll ask you to choose a pick-up time, as well as prepay for your order. If for some reason an item went out of stock between your order time and pickup time, they will let you know and you can choose to go with a replacement item, or be refunded for that item.

My original pick-up time was scheduled for 7pm-8pm, so that my husband could pick it up once he’s back from the cookout. But I got a call around 3pm, saying that the order was ready and I was free to pick it up whenever I’d like.

I didn’t really feel like driving, but I’d rather there be food in the house before everyone else, so I went to get it. Once you pull into the parking there, you’ll see designated parking spots for pick-up orders, each spot labeled with a number, one through ten. There is a number to call on the numbered sign to let them know you are there and they will bring out your order.

After calling, I only waited maybe two minutes max for my order to be at my car. The Wal-Mart worker was super friendly, and she asked me if I was a mother.

I told her yes, and she wished me a happy Mother’s Day, and handed me a gift.

It came with a rose, as well, but I must have left that in the car 😛

How sweet!

This is the Wal-Mart beauty box, a little sample box that comes out every quarter year. The box is normally $5.00, which is technically just the shipping price. Not a bad value, as the contents are worth a bit more than that, as you can see below.

On top of that, I received a gift for it being my first time to order groceries online!

Man, what a perfect day to order!

Just a few little snacks and extras, plus a nifty little cookbook.

I have to tell you, I was a little nervous about ordering online–would everything be melted or thawed before I even got it? Would they pick crappy bananas and peppers, or would I get my money’s worth? I have absolutely NO complains with the Wal-Mart online grocery ordering system!

If you use my link, you get $10 off, and I get $10 off too, so we both win (:

If you guys give it a try, let me know what you think, and how much you save!

When Did The World Become So Sensitive

I recently saw a post on the Mommyish Facebook page, that honestly annoyed the hell out of me.

And I see similar posts almost daily, about how offended people are by something.

The article on Mommyish’s website states that a teacher printed off bathroom passes for her class. This is what they looked like:

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If I were to look at this without reading the original article, I wouldn’t think a thing of it. Looks like a regular bathroom pass to me.

But then again, I went to a school where we just got permission to go, no passes were needed. So maybe I’m not in a position to judge. But I was once a high school student and I have used the restroom plenty of times, so I think that’s enough experience to give an opinion.

Apparently this is extremely offensive because of the recent transgender issues that have surfaced over the past few years.

This post is not to give my opinion on the transgender topic itself, but on the sensitivity of the world lately.


 
 
 
 

These bathroom passes do not say “No transgender students allowed” or “If you don’t know, don’t go.”

It says “Don’t get confused.”

That simply means pick one bathroom or the other.

Now if you do a bit of research, you will find that the teacher meant no harm by this.

If these are the same passes that were used for years, why are they just not offending people? Why are people just now outraged and want the teacher fired for “being a bully.”

If you’ve got to high school, private or public, I’m sure you know what sometimes takes place in bathrooms. I’ve heard many tales from when I was in school, and I hear horror stories from my mother, who works at a high school.

I feel that Mrs. Cravey was attempting to be witty, but forceful at the same time. She wants the best for students, and does not want her students going into the wrong bathroom and being inappropriate.

Why are kids and parents so offended now?

Human biology is the same as it always has been, but the world has to change it’s tone and watch what is said so people don’t get their feelings hurt?

I don’t mean to sound rude, but grow up.


Both parents and kids.

What kids do understand in school is that in the real, adult world, there are many mean and nasty things that can and will be said. Or watched, or read, or experienced.

You can run straight to Facebook and Twitter and whine your poor little heart out, but where does that get you? Maybe it’ll get a teacher fired though she meant no harm. Maybe it’ll get a few people to feel sorry for you. But is that considered a success?

I think not.

How are schools supposed to keep up with the ever-changing sensitivities in today’s society? It’s impossible. There will always be some group that feels hurt or left out and throws a fit about it.

I completely agree with equal rights for all–but when new groups and societies and minorities are created out of thin air, you can’t expect the world to completely change it’s ways–or in this case, change it’s bathroom passes.

When I was in school, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone offended over something so minor. But I know it’s not a generational thing, because it’s my age group, younger, older, all ages. Something clicked over the last few years (Hillary? lol jk, but not really) that turned everyone into a bunch of pansies. Maybe someone came out with a new brand of undies that were super easy to bunch. Who knows.

I guess the purpose of my rant is to point out how easily offended we have become, and how easily it is to get in trouble for something you didn’t intend. Honestly, it’s tough to live in a world where you have to watch what you say on Facebook or you will get torn apart by all two billion different activist groups.

Check out the article from Mommyish and let me know what you think. Is this a sign of over-sensitivity, or were they right in making a big deal out of it? A penny for your thoughts!

Finding Your Discipline Style

Gosh, what a busy weekend!

Much of Saturday was spent on the road—we went out to lunch before heading to Dyer, then realized there was a time change where we were headed, so we drove around downtown Indianapolis for an hour to stall.

Dyer was great, though! It’s always nice to see family, and we celebrated my husband’s GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S 101st birthday!

It’s so amazing that my girls still have a great-great grandparent. That’s nearly unheard of!

While there, we had a second birthday party for another family member, this one was a surprise.

So needless to say, there was lots of food, beer, toys, kids running around.

As our kids were running around, playing with their cousins, my husband and I realized how well they were behaving. This was the first time we’ve been to any sort of event without having to get up every two seconds, or reside to following them around to make sure they’re not terrorizing some other kid, or stealing someone’s food.


It was a breath of fresh air being able to actually relax and let them play without having to get up and be the bad guy. I know I’m not the only one who has gone through this!

So when your child misbehaves on a consistent basis, what’s the best way to administer discipline?

Well, as you may be aware, there is a wide range of thought on this subject. One school of thought teaches essentially hand’s off, and says, the little darlings are very intelligent, so let them figure it all out on their own. No punishment or reward systems. Still another extreme says that the Singapore model of “caning” people for littering is a good one.

Most of us find ourselves in between these two extreme positions.

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The fact is that anyone who actually watches children behave – without preset mental filters – will almost certainly come to the conclusion that different children respond differently. Some kids could care less about spankings. It’s like they don’t even feel it at all. Or if you use a reward system, it doesn’t phase them—they could do with or without whatever you’re offering.

So how do you find out what method of discipline will work for your kid(s)?

In a word: experiment! Here are six ideas for proceeding.

#1 – Put on your “scientist hat.”

Research what’s out there. No author knows your kid better than you do. But many researchers have seen thousands of kids and had opportunities to try various strategies with kids and their families. So knowing what’s been done before is a very good strategy in and of itself.

#2 – Once you have a sense of what is possible, start interacting with your own kid(s).

Bear in mind that we live in societies that are increasingly filled with busybodies who do everything they can to blur the lines between discipline and abuse. So be careful as you try different discipline ideas.

Important note: as you try these ideas, it is critically important that you (a) remember your main goal: raising good, intelligent humans that are no a-holes. If this isn’t your main goal, well, shoot. Not sure why you’re reading this, then. And (b) be patient. This is as much an experiment for them as it is for you. They’ve never been where they are right now. It’s their first time being a kid at the age they are. And remember, you’re not dealing with lab rats here. You’re dealing with *your* children. Never lose sight of that.

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#3 – When you find something that seems to work, don’t think you can finally relax.

Sorry, Charlie.

Don’t confuse short term hits to the bull’s-eye with long term success. Your child may be responding to novelty as much as to the discipline. When the novelty wears off – and it will – your child may very well revert to the old behaviors that you tried to change. Novelty has a tough time lasting more than a few weeks. So give things at least three to six weeks to see if the changes are enduring.

#4 – Tweak before you make major changes in your efforts.

For example, suppose you are rewarding your kid(s) with pizza at the end of the week if certain things are done right. And suppose you have reason to believe they are responding to novelty rather than the measures themselves. Rather than junking the measures, tweak them a bit to determine if your suspicion is valid. For example, you might vary the food rewards and say, “Look – if you do the right things, you get to pick what we have for Friday dinner.” You might be on the right track and tweaking gives you a chance to really find out.

#5 – If tweaking doesn’t work, then by all means try new approaches, keeping in mind all of the above.
#6 – Finally, be humble enough to know that you might need professional family help in the form of therapists and other counselor types.

This does NOT mean you are a bad parent, or that you have bad kids.

However, you’ve got to be careful here because these professionals vary widely in terms of competence and also in terms of appropriateness for your family. For example, some therapists suggest Ritalin as the first line of therapeutic intervention if the child is having trouble in school. You have a right to be skeptical in such situations. Listen to your own inner voice here. No matter how well-intentioned, many therapists simply get things wrong. If the one you’ve initially selected isn’t right for your child or your family, try another.

Note: there are professional organizations that can help you find a decent therapist if there is a need. America and many other nations are rich in resources to help families. Look to them if your problems grow too intense for you to handle on your own.

One last little bit–use common sense.

Sounds strange perhaps, but the fact is that no matter what professional help you may seek out, no matter what books you read, and no matter what online forums you participate in – YOU will be making the decisions. You are responsible, like it or not. Use the best intelligence you can and proceed with caution.

 

 

The One Meal Prep Tool You Need

I swear I’m constantly looking up new meal prep ideas.

Something that I can make on Meal Prep Monday (or usually Sunday for me) and not have to cook lunch, sometimes dinner for the rest of the week.

I find all these delicious but pretty extensive recipes. Like, more like 4 ingredients.

I’ll pass.

The one meal I always come back to:

Chicken and broccoli.

I have been given plenty of strange looks when I tell people that’s what I eat for lunch EVERY DAY. But my husband has instilled in me something that makes total sense:

Eat for performance, not pleasure.

Though it sounds more for athletes, who wouldn’t want to look like they are as fit as a professional athlete? I’d love to!

Every once in a while, I’ll try a different prep, but this is always the easiest. And somehow I do not get tired of it!


I’ve made some changes over time, such as adding shredded cheese, as well as bacon-flavored ranch (OMG, yum!)

I’ve always tried a few different ways to cook the chicken. Boiled, baked, grilled.

My absolute favorite:

Grilled on my George Foreman.

It’s so funny, because all of my favorite kitchen utensils and equipment have been either birthday or Valentine’s Day gifts from my husband. We don’t do romantic gifts—he knows a new dining set or crock pot gets me excited 😝

It’s so, so simple to cook chicken this way.

Just trim the fat off and throw the chicken pieces on.

I don’t even season the meat.

The grill helps bring out the natural flavor of the chicken itself, so there is no need to add anything!

I can have a week’s worth of chicken cooked in approximately five minutes! That’s my favorite part.

Another aspect about these grills that I love is how easy they are to clean. Once the removable plates are cooled down, remove them and scrub. The gunk leftover is so easy to wash off, even if you are lazy and let it for a day or two 😲

Throw the chicken in a meal prep container along with some frozen broccoli and you’re good to go!


 

I usually have approximately 4 oz. of chicken and 1 serving size of broccoli. Plenty of much-needed protein, plus the many benefits from the broc.

Sometimes I’ll use green beans instead to switch it up, though I don’t add r anch to this mixture, doesn’t taste as great in my opinion.

My George Foreman has helped me stick with my meal plan, which is often the hardest part of losing weight. It can also be used for TONS of other meals! You can make breakfast foods, other lunch recipes, or entire dinner meals with this nifty grill. Grilled cheese, easy peasy!

 

I’ve always recommended it to friends and love hearing from them how awesome it is to cook on. Let me know if you have one and what you like to make with it—or if you’re new to meal prep and you are excited to try out this technique!

My Adventures in Minimalism–Part Three: Space

*This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.*

First of all, hi! We finally have internet!

When I called to get internet for the new apartment (a few days before the move), I figured it’d be ready to go as soon as we moved in.

But we received a call THREE DAYS after moving in, saying they did not get an apartment number (though I’m 100% sure I get it to them, multiple times). Once I got them that info, it took another two days for a tech to come out to set it all up. Ugh! I hate not being connected to the world.

But I guess that gave us (me, really) more time to unpack and rearrange and get things settled.


Like I discussed in a recent article, we’ve slowly eased our way into minimalism. Or at least minimizing. So we were able to move in one day and get unpacked and set up in about a day and a half! We’ve moved quite a bit over the last seven years, and this was the smoothest, by far!

Something I did not consider about minimalism is that it’s not just about having fewer things, but it also involves using your space efficiently. You can keep the same amount of stuff, but you gotta figure out a smart way to store them.

The funny and depressing thing about moving is once you’re settled in, you realize everything you’ve lost, broken, or got rid of in the process.

My can opener broke, a box of bathroom supplies (soaps, lotions, etc.) went missing, mostly just little things. But one big item we pitched in the minimizing process was our large entertainment center. We ended up going with a small, simple one instead.

What I didn’t realize was that all of our DVDs and video games were stored in this. The new TV stand we have really has no storage, it’s more of a decoration piece. We have a decent sized collection of movies, so I was a little concerned about where to store them.

Not a TON, but enough to need some form of storage.

Check out what I did, yo!

This was just a smaller stack of movies, of course, but look at how small it became!

While I was trying to figure out what on earth to do with all movies, I came to the conclusion that we don’t NEED the case. It’s nice to see the title, but that’s usually on the disc anyway, and it’s not like we read the back or look at the artwork inside the case.

I grabbed a set of disc sleeves from Amazon–it took about 15-20 minutes or so (with a few distractions from Brenna) to get them all converted. I thought about writing the titles on the sleeves as well, but figured the kids would probably get into them and end up putting them into the wrong ones, that’d just be another headache. No thanks!

 


 

 

 

 

So once I had them converted, I wanted a cute basket or bin to put them in.

I found these little cuties on Amazon as well. If you haven’t noticed, I buy A LOT of goodies on Amazon, and it’s usually free! You can earn Amazon gift cards too, check out my recent money-earning post for the deets.

They worked perfect!

I used almost all 100 disc sleeves and they all fit in the longer bin, with plenty of space for more. I used the smaller ones for games, which I did keep in the cases because I’m a big nerd and like to keep the booklets and extras. Plus resale value is always better with the case. Gotta make that money!

I’ve made a few other changes as well, to other areas in the house.

I put the girls’ toy box inside on of their closets, and the basket of dress-up clothes in the other. They have tons of more space to play without being crowded.

Dirty laundry hampers are now off the floor and hanging on the backs of doors–check these out. Much more attractive, in my opinion, than a basket of dirty clothes on the floor.

Little changes like this can really clear up your space and not only make your home look more spacious, but it feels much less hectic. Cleaning is so much easier when storage is simplified. Lord knows we all need a little less stress.

How do you save space in your home? I’d love to hear more ideas and maybe implement them here!

 

My Favorite Mommy (or Anyone!) Workout

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Guys!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve looked for tons of workout programs and plans and fads to join.

And if you’re even more like me, you can never stick with it.

Let me tell you about the one I have been able to stick with.

It is a 15-day challenge, so it short enough to not be too overwhelming.

Best of all, it’s FREE.

Have you ever heard of IdealShape? I hadn’t either until I saw an ad on Facebook. I ignored it for a while, didn’t have any money to spend on extras like that sorta thing. But then I saw their ad for a fitness challenge, with my favorite word: FREE.

And it was geared towards mamas. A dream come true.

So I clicked the ad, gave it a quick lookie and signed up.

Holy sweat stains, Batman.

I was (still am) in love!

Click here to check it out yourselves.

Here’s how it works: Trainer Nicole, the gorgeous, superfit mama in charge, leads these 25 minutes workouts. She has two different modifiers, a pregnant mama and a post-baby mama. I LOVE this because just starting out, I needed a bit of modifying to be able to finish the workout.

Also, I HATE seeing workout videos where EVERYONE is fit and can run 10 miles without breaking a sweat. Seriously, shove it.

Anyway.

There are two blocks (or group of moves) each workout, which you do three times each. These contain both strength and cardio/core moves. There are also a few cardio-only days, which involve walking and sprinting (or high knees, burpees, anything that gets your heart going), as well as two rest days. I love cardio days cause I’ll throw on Dragon Ball or something on Netflix and walk in place for 60-90 seconds and then use my foot stool for toe touches for 30 seconds.

When you sign up, you receive a few free goodies! You get an individual meal plan for pregnant, nursing, and post-baby moms; free live support from Trainer Nicole herself and other Fit Mommy members; and my favorite part, the Facebook group. This group is jam packed full of other ladies who are trying to get fit. Check this daily for inspiration, some gym and mama humor, and tons of advice.

I also highly recommend trying out some of the IdealShape products, which go hand in hand with this challenge and meal plan. I’ve tried TONS of different proteins and meal replacements, and IdealShakes are so great!

Another must-have to use during this program (or any other workout you do, or just life!) is a fitness watch/band. I absolutely love my Garmin Vivofit 2. It tells the time, date, steps, steps until daily goal, calories burnt, distance traveled, and can be paired with a heart rate monitor. All this info is right on the watch, you don’t have to check the app to access your stats. Oh, and the battery lasts ONE YEAR. Yeah. At roughly $10 LESS than a Fitbit Flex, which tells you..one dot, two dot..red dot, blue dot..:P  I’m extremely happy with my Garmin. Get yours here!

I’ve seen great results from this program and can’t wait to see what the next month/six months/year brings! I hope to post an update in the near future with some before/after pics, but let me get rid of some more pudge, first! Give it a try and let me know how it works for you (:

 


 

How I Earn $160+ a Month Online (During Nap Time!)

The last few years have been pretty rough.

I was a college student, my husband was a college student, and we had two kids in a period of five and a half years.

Trying to keep up with bills was insane. I know most of us have had rough patches, but seven years of nonstop rough really takes a toll.

As a mom, I just want the best for my kids, and by best, I mean as long as they’re fed and have a roof over their heads then I’m happy!

When you’re desperate to care for your family, you may start to look for other ways to bring in some dough.

Don’t start hookin’ yet, mama, let me help!


 

I’ve found a few different ways to bring in approximately $150 a month while sitting on my tush. This is all usually done while my youngest is napping. Or you can do it on your lunch break, smoke break, bus to work, whenever you’ve got some free time.

Here is my list of faves that have helped get me out of a bind on multiple occasions.

1. InstaGC ($105/month)

When I first signed up for this site, I was SO lost. I had read a few How-To’s, but nothing ever made me enough to continue. Then a year or so later, when we REALLY needed a few extra bucks, I looked into it again. InstaGC is a great way to earn “points” that you can cash out for gift cards to almost anywhere, or you can simply direct deposit, send to Paypal, or issue an eCheck. Sign up here!

Let me give you a few tips on how to make the most out of InstaGC:

• When you’re signed up and confirmed your email, go straight to Earn -> Recommended. Then click InstaGC, it’s the first option there.
• In the Sort-by drop down, go to Most Completed. This will bring up the most popular and lucrative surveys.
• I do Live Sample l and ll each day, as well as two of the Your Surveys. These pay $1.05 and $.70 and are pretty easy to qualify for.
• Watch the Ticker (on the desktop version, you’ll see this on the right side—on the mobile version, you’ll have to click “Ticker” in the menu. This will show you in real time how other people are earning points. You’ll see some super easy ones like “Pillsbury Newsletter” or another newsletter that rewards you just for signing up. I recommend using a spare/junk email for this.
• Also watch the chat, there will occasionally be Point Booster codes, and other members are very helpful in recommending great offers or surveys.

Go here to get started!

2. Quick Thoughts ($40/month)
This app is fairly new to me, but has been awesome so far. It’s about as easy as you can get. First, it’s an actual app so it’s very easy and user-friendly.

The surveys on Quick Thoughts seem to be VERY fast, I’ve never spent over five minutes on one. The payouts range between $.40 to $2.00 from what I’ve seen so far.

The only payout option is via Amazon gift card, but if you’re like me, you live off of Amazon anyway. You can also only get $10 at a time, but I make $10 a week through Quick Thoughts so I just cash out every weekend and it’s a nice little extra.

3. S’more ($4/month)

This seems like a small monthly amount, but get this.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO A DAMN THING.

S’more is a lockscreen app. All you have to do is download here, and that’s it.

You’ll see an ad on your lock screen, but just swipe once and it’s done. You earn $.10 a day with this one. Doesn’t sound like much, but when you need the extra monies, every penny helps.
S’more also offers surveys to do, but these are often hit or miss. I haven’t had much luck with the surveys, but I do get one or two a month to get some extra points.

4. Fronto ($5/month)

Fronto is another lockscreen app, but there are a few other opportunities here, as well.
On your lockscreen, sometimes you’ll see an ad for a website, or maybe a game. It will tell you on the left-hand side how many points you’ll get if you download the game. Simply download, open, then delete it and you’ll still earn the points.

Easy peasy.

Sign up here and use my promo code JCHAM8 to get 1250 points instantly!

5. Ibotta ($10/month)

I love this app! We all shop for groceries, so why not earn a little extra back?

After a shopping trip, scan your receipt and see if any of your items qualify for cash back. I always search “Any” to see what it offers—this could be any brand bananas, any brand apples, etc. Most of the products are name brand, which I don’t buy a whole lot of, so the “any” items are my fave.

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Keep a look out for the Bonuses. Sometimes they’ll have awesome ones such as “Redeem 5 deals in March” and you get an extra $5. They also have team bonuses too, if everyone in your team redeems a certain amount.

You can redeem your cash back via gift cards to Amazon, Target, etc. or Paypal, $20 to $25 at a time, depending on your choice of gift card.

Check it out and sign up here to get a bonus for joining!

 

I hope this has helped someone else, because let me tell ya, there have been times we wouldn’t have made it through the week without a few extra bucks made here. Doing a few surveys on my lunch break paid for a Walmart gift card so that I can make it home from work that day.
If you have any other sites or apps that you use, let me know!

#getinthephoto

Not long ago my sister shared a funny video with me on Facebook. A very relatable mom showed us that even though life is hectic, you can get pictures printed via Chatbooks.

Not long after, they came out with another video, explaining (in a freakin hilarious way) how important it is for Mom to be in a photo as well.

Could be a selfie. Could be with the kids. Could be a Go-Pro pic from the top of Mount Everest. Either way, it needs to be done.


Whilst cracking up at the video, I started to think. This is SO true. I’m in, like, ZERO pictures.

I constantly take photos of the kids, my husband, hell even my food.

But not me.

I’m always so concerned with how I look in a photo. Ask my husband, I will attack if he tries to post an unflattering photo of me.

But it’s time to change that. This life needs to be recorded, dammit, double chin and all.

Something that really hit my heart was thinking of those I know who do not have their mothers around anymore. What is it they hang on to to help them remember and feel close?

PHOTOS.

If something were to happen to me, my kids wouldn’t have anything. I can’t have that!

So today I took a selfie. Well, I took a bunch and kept the best—I’ll still be a little picky, okay.

Then I took a few with my girls. And I will do the same tomorrow. My goal is to get a least one photo a day for a month.

I think that’s enough to get me on the right track. And I feel like it will change how I feel about photos. Not as in conceited, but in a way that helps me feel a little more confident, as well as care-free.

I’m hoping it’ll help me cringe a little less when I see a photo of myself tagged on Facebook. That is my goal and I hope others will join along!

Chatbooks has coined the phrase #getinthephoto, so get to it!

Hi!

Well I did it! I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while now. I’ve always loved writing, and Lord knows I could vent for decades, so I went for it.

Over the years, I have acquired tidbits of knowledge regarding marriage, mom life, fitness, a little bit of everything. The purpose of this blog is to share some of this knowledge with the world, whilst throwing in a few funny kid stories occasionally.

No, I am not a feminist. Yes, I will probably offend you at some point. I typically keep swearing to a minimum, but f*ck it, my kids aren’t reading this.

Keep an eye out for posts to come, featuring budget-friendly recipes (is there any other option?), mom-friendly fitness tips, and even some ways I pay the bills while being a stay-at-home-mom.

Later!