A Mother’s New Year Resolution… Treat YourSELF!

Normally when the beginning of the year rolls around, I am prepared with my resolutions, goals and a plan for execution, ready as the clock strikes midnight on January 1st.  If my plan were to start my year with a new diet, then I would have my fridge stocked and ready to go… if it…

Finding the Auntie Mame in You

Now, when I say Auntie Mame, I don’t mean the classic 1958 version starring Rosalind Russell. I mean the IMDb 3-star-rated, 1974 Lucille Ball version; the version that flopped in the theatre and made Lucille Ball consider ending her motion picture career, version. Contrary to the popular vote, I ADORE this version.  Mind you, the…

Fear Not! Going Back To Work And Breast Pumping, The Tools You Need And The Laws You Need To Know!

As I am sure many Moms out there can attest to, going back to work after having a baby is TOUGH! I really struggled the last week of my maternity leave with depression and summoning up the guts that I would need to face reality and head back to work; more specifically, the stress of…

A Luv Ashland Review: Au Savon De Provence – “The Soap of Marseille”

A couple weeks ago, on our traditional “Marble Saturday”, we spent the day in Old Town Temecula. Check the story out here: Our Day in Old Town Temecula During that day, we discovered a quaint, elegant soap shop in the heart of Old Town Temecula. Au Savon De Provence opened their doors in Temecula and is…

My Two Valentines: A Gift for My Husband’s first Valentine’s Day as a Dad

Giveaway details below This is my first Valentine’s Day where I actually have two Valentines; my Husband and my 3-month old son, Donovan (lucky me)! Since it is my husband’s first Valentine’s Day as a Dad, I wanted to do something special for him to remind him how blessed I feel to have him as…

10 Things you need to add to your Baby Registry

When I first discovered that I was pregnant, my husband and I were both so overjoyed, filled with excitement and love. The next emotion though, was a rush of anxiety realizing that I now needed to prepare for this new bundle of joy and I only had 9 months! Being a first timer, I had…