Letter to My Children

Right now, M, you’re unfolding all the clean laundry I just did. And D, you’re in my arms asleep. I have laundry to turn over, a kitchen to clean, meals to prepare, bills to pay, grocery shopping to do. Life is difficult right now. It’s chaotic, and I like organization. Your little toddler mind and … Read moreLetter to My Children

How to Handle Anxiety After A Miscarriage

  I had a miscarriage 3 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. About 2 weeks after my miscarriage, I started having feelings of dread. It’s not uncommon for women to feel anxiety after their miscarriages. Their bodies and hormones have flipped upside-down twice within just a few months—they not only have … Read moreHow to Handle Anxiety After A Miscarriage

9 Bare Minimum Baby Essentials

Usually, I’m not the type of person who will tell you that you NEED something, for anything, ever. I consider myself somewhat of a minimalist, though not in the strictest sense. But newborns bring a whole new set of needs to your home. And with them, you might want a few things to help ease … Read more9 Bare Minimum Baby Essentials

Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living while Nursing

   If you’ve been reading my blog regularly, you know that I’ve been working on postpartum weight loss since the birth of my second son. I recently did Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living program while nursing. I wanted to help other mothers decide if this program is right for them by sharing my experience, … Read moreArbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living while Nursing

Arbonne Fizzies Giveaway!

Welcome to Dawn’s Arbonne Fizz Stick Giveaway! September is pretty much my favorite time of year. I love cooler weather, apple picking, and football games. It’s also my birthday month, and the first full month of school. This is the first year in a long time I haven’t started school in the fall, and it’s … Read moreArbonne Fizzies Giveaway!

Fear: Why It’s the Only Thing Standing in Your Way

  You’ve declared your why, you’ve released control. You’re relaxed, but it feels vulnerable. You think to yourself, “what am I doing here? I can’t do this! It’s new and I’m going to fail.” You hesitate. Like Jan tells Pam in an episode of The Office, “There’s always going to be a million reasons not … Read moreFear: Why It’s the Only Thing Standing in Your Way

5 Things NOT to Say to a Woman Who Just Had a Miscarriage

  Picture this scenario: a woman loses her pregnancy and suddenly her sister or good friend is pregnant. This is exactly what happened to me, and I’m sure it has happened to thousands of other women. When it happened, people wanted to be excited for my sister-in-law and had no idea what to say to … Read more5 Things NOT to Say to a Woman Who Just Had a Miscarriage

Remembering 9/11 and Musings on the Future

I had no idea that that day my junior year of high school would be any different when I stepped off the bus. But when I got to my physics class, my life changed… The world changed. I remember the teacher turning on the television. At first I didn’t understand what was happening. One of … Read moreRemembering 9/11 and Musings on the Future

The One Thing That’s Holding You Back

So you’ve passionately declared your “Why”. You’re working your butt off toward your goal. You feel as if you’re making progress, but somehow, everything stalls. The success you crave has yet to come. You’re aligned with your priorities, but you feel as if you’re drowning every day. There’s one more piece of the puzzle. Whether … Read moreThe One Thing That’s Holding You Back

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself Every Day!

Since becoming a stay at home mom, I have becoming involved with a new school, started a blog, started an Arbonne business, planned out a non-fiction book, and redefined my fiction book I’ve written. It’s a bit of chaos right now, and I’m only just a week into SAHMotherhood. But through all of my  new … Read moreThe One Question You Need to Ask Yourself Every Day!