Having Trouble Sleeping? Sleep Tips

Recently, I was having a ton of trouble sleeping. I would fall asleep fine but then I’d get woken up at midnight or 1 a.m. and then couldn’t go back to sleep…like all night. I found myself being awake from 1-5:30 a.m. and trying over and over to get rest. I was tired, frustrated and feeling desperate for my body to get some rest. The only thing I didn’t want...

Mommy Confession: Life After 30

Recently I read this beautiful letter, “To the 30-Something Moms.” If you haven’t read it do yourself a favor and do it immediately. You can find it here: I have to say this letter really made me think. What’s my 30 year-old-life really like? Here’s a short glimpse of it. Friends, I rarely get more than four hours of straight sleep night. I wake up at 6 a.m. and put...

Best Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is coming up fast and it’s not easy to find the perfect gift for the world’s best Dad. There are literally thousands of sites that offer hundreds of gifts and it gets overwhelming to find the perfect gift. To make Father’s Day a little less stressful I put together a list of gifts I’ve given in the past that were a total hit with my Dad as well as my...

Best rides for Toddlers at Disneyland & California Adventures

We went to Disneyland!! That’s right folks, we took our 3 year old and 1 year old for a week-long vacation to Disneyland and California adventures. I can safely say I have my Disney fix for another year or so. Despite the long lines and complete exhaustion at the end of every day…the trip was truly magical. We learned some things along the way so I thought I’d share my...

Panic Attack Solution #7- The Serotonin Power Diet

On my first doctors visit for panic attacks she prescribed me anxiety pills that would essentially boost my serotonin levels.Serotonin is a chemical in your brain that plays in important part in your mood levels, appetite as well as other important functions. After I had a terrible reaction to the medication I started to wonder if there were any natural ways to boost serotonin and found a wonderful book called the Serotonin Power...

Panic Attack Solution #6-See a Therapist

Seeing a therapist, counselor or spiritual mentor should be one of the first things you do when you have panic attacks. A professional who will guide you through your thoughts and help you understand why you are having these issues. Sometimes panic attacks are caused by a trigger and it can be hard to realize what exactly it is that’s setting you off. An outsider can give you an unbiased perspective on...

Panic Attack Solution #4-Daily Devotionals

I’m a Christian (GASP!). I’m very proud of the fact that I love Jesus with all my heart. I fully accepted Christ into my life in college even though I grew up going to church. However, in the last few years it seems that “life” has gotten in the way of spending time with God. I’m sure some people have way more on their plate than I do but lately my kids,...