Dear Emerson….One Year Later

Dear Emerson,

How to start.

The beginning is always a good place, I suppose…..

Those first few months at home when I would startled awake just to watch you sleep or to make sure you were breathing. It made me think I would never be able to live up to the responsibility that you bestowed upon me. How was I going to be your Mom, I knew nothing about babies. To be fair, I still don’t know anything about babies but I know about you. Continue reading “Dear Emerson….One Year Later”


#BookReview: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.

What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.

In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.

A literary historical in the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein reveals a complicated partnership that is as fascinating as it is troubling. Continue reading “#BookReview: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict”

Mommy’s Got a Hobby…Sort of

As I emerge from my first year as a Mom I decided to do something for myself. The plan was/is to develop a new hobby that would be about me.

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Do you Influenster?

Has anyone tried Influenster? I randomly came across them on my Facebook feed. I have a few friends that seem to enjoy the free stuff they receive so I figured, me too!!

I love reviewing products, I always post to amazon about all the items I buy and I’m always honest. A long time ago I noticed that people only generally reviewed or commented about something to complain and that bothered me. Good work and or a great product deserves recognition as well. Plus when you find that awesome something, you should share it with others. You never know who has been looking for that same thing.


Anyways, I signed up and have been having a blast! I’ve written reviews on everyday items we use in the house, make-up, foods, drinks, etc. I even linked up my social media accounts and my blog to increase my influence. I’m always looking to try new things and ways to utilize my blog. What better way! I won’t get paid but I will get to use products and share them with you. That’s exciting to me. I already review on amazon so why not expand on that?

They have EVERYTHING! Just as an example. I reviewed Twix candies yesterday. I LOVE Twix! I get craving for it and send my husband text with threats of harm if I don’t get one. It’s all joking of course but he always gets me my Twix. The point is, you can review just about anything.

You can also get coupons, win prizes, create wishlists and ask questions or give answers to other consumers.

This is only day 2 for me as a new influenster but I’m excited to see what comes of it, if anything at all. No matter what I think it will benefit me. I’ll get to write more reviews, which allows me to write more in general, and hone my skills.

I should also mention that Influenster has an app on itunes and the playstore. It’s easy to use and accessible anywhere. There’s no reason not to try.

Always Check the Diaper!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO….Today I’m going to go lite. My past two posts have been heavy with current events. I care about those issues a great deal but I consider myself to be a happy, optimistic person as well and I don’t let all the unhappiness and unrest completely destroy my little piece of heaven. My family really does center me, they each remind me how important it is to live each moment. Continue reading “Always Check the Diaper!”