Our TTC Journey: SmileReader Ovulation Test Kit

When you are trying to conceive, timing is everything. For those who have been having some issues conceiving (like myself), it’s extra important to know when your best days for conception are. I recently had the opportunity to try the SmileReader Ovulation Test Kit as part of our trying to conception. I wanted to share with you a little about my experience with this product. Please note that I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. About the…

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Finding My Place as “Just a Homemaker”

I once broke up with a guy because he wanted me to quit college and stay home to manage the household. At the time, I was a college freshman, with my first serious boyfriend, and attending college under a full financial ride. Nothing seemed as far away from the life I envisioned than being a homemaker. My, my how things have changed. It honestly never crossed my mind to stay home until I found myself pregnant with Caleb. It was then that I realized that I wanted nothing more than to stay home with him. So during my pregnancy, we…

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How “French Kids Eat Everything”

I recently started reading “French Kids Eat Everything” by Karen La Billon. In the book, Karen Le Billon was able to alter her children’s deep-rooted, decidedly unhealthy North American eating habits while they were living in France for a year. It was eye opening. Caleb isn’t necessarily a picky eater but he doesn’t eat as well, or have as varied of a diet, as I would like. We fall into the same rut as most parents in the United States – chicken nuggets, french fries, snacks at their demand. But it doesn’t feel right to me. I know in my…

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Creating a Memorable Secondhand Christmas

In one of the Facebook groups I’m in for December babies, someone recently asked what our Christmas budget was for our kids. I saw a lot of numbers – ranging from almost a thousand dollars to just a few hundred (per child) but no one had as low of a budget as me. My budget is $50 for my son. Now, this post is in no way shaming anyone. I don’t care what someone spends on their child for Christmas. What I care about it what we spend on our child for Christmas. Caleb already receives so many gifts from…

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Our TTC Journey: Mira Fertility Tracker

When I first stumbled upon the Mira Fertility Tracker back in March, I made it a point to read the reviews. A lot of reviews, since it wasn’t exactly cheap (about $199 to start, then you have to buy the wands every month or so). Basically the Mira measures actual Luteinizing Hormone concentrations and automatically connects to the Mira app to keep track of the data. It’s pretty simple – you pee on the stick, insert it into the device, and the device analyzes it. It’s advertised as a way to help you get pregnant faster by providing accurate and personalized…

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