Month: January 2017

Do I Regret Having Kids? Here’s Why I Had Children.

As you may know, I’m currently pregnant with my third child. And oddly, I find myself questioning my motive for this pregnancy much more than I did with either of my first two children. I’ve been stumbling into articles about “why have kids?” or about the anti-natalism or childfree movements – and it seems there’s a lot of belief out there that parenthood, and especially motherhood, not only holds one back from a more ‘significant’ and ‘productive’ potential, but also leaves a person in denial of their regret over the loss of that once-childfree-potential. Instead, parenthood is consumed by the mind-numbing-ness of dirty diapers, tantruming toddlers, never-ending carpools, bratty preteens, and rebellious teenagers…when you know, they could actually be doing something meaningful with their lives otherwise. Many use this as a reason to remain childfree, a choice that they believe will allow them to lead better, happier, more fulfilling lives than if they had chosen to reproduce. Read more…

Crated With Love Date Night Box Review: FounDATEions (Jan. ’17)

I talk about date night subscription boxes A LOT on my blog…I know. πŸ™‚ For you long-time readers, I hope you’ve had the chance to try at least one of them out by now! However, if this is the first you’ve heard of them -or the first you’ve heard of Crated With Love- let me tell you more!

KP and I have been lucky to test out a a few of the Crated With Love boxes now (so I have a pretty good feel for the product and what you’re likely to get each month). Here is the latest box (Jan. 2017 – FounDATEions) and our review.

(Please note/disclaimer: while this post was sponsored by Crated With Love, al Read more…

My Journey to Having A Third Kid

So I’m pregnant and having a third kid. I’ve already got a daughter and son. Why in the world would I want another kid? Here’s my journey to how I got here.

I’m the oldest of 6 kids. I grew up in a community where most families had at least 2 children, and families of 4 or more were fairly common. I always assumed I’d have my own kids one day because, well, it’s all I really knew. However, though I liked the idea of my kids having lots of siblings like I did, I also knew how much work kids were and I didn’t want to do the work of raising a bunch of kids myself, lol, so I figured my own family one day would be a bit smaller.

Fast forward many years to KP and I seriously dating. Read more…

New Year Giveaway! Datebox At-Home Date Night Box GIVEAWAY!

Happy New Years!! As you all know, I’m a big fan of date night subscription boxes. So I’ve decided to use up some of my referral credit and host a giveaway! Be sure to also check out my Complete List of At-Home Date Night Subscription Boxes and all the other date night box services out there too! πŸ™‚

The Giveaway Prize: 6 month date night box gift subscription to Datebox ($197 value!!)
Entry Dates: Sun. 1/1/2017 – Sun. 1/22/2017 11:59pm PST
Rules: open to U.S. Residents, 18+, Contiguous U.S. only Read more…