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A Few Reminders!

Sometimes we can all use the reminder, am I right? I don’t know who needs to hear one of these reminders today but…

Pull The Meat Out of Your Freezer

I cannot tell you how often I’m scrambling to come up with a last minute dinner idea when I’ve realized I forgot to pull the meat out of the freezer the night before to thaw. So just a reminder, if you’re cooking with frozen meat this week…pull it out of the freezer right now! And once it’s thawed, you may want to check out my Favorite Marinade Recipes.


It May Be Time To Clean Your Appliances

Just a reminder to clean your coffee pot if you haven’t in awhile! Apparently you should do this monthly (which I definitely don’t). I really like these Affresh coffee cleaner tablets! You can use them on single-serve and multi-cup brewers.

And while you’re cleaning appliances, don’t forget to clean your dishwasher (including the filter) if you haven’t in awhile.

Deep Clean Your Towels

There is nothing worse than stepping out of the shower to a towel that smells like it sat a little too long in the washer machine! If you’re not excited about your bath towel…it may be time to give it a deep clean. Highly recommend my favorite Easy Laundry Stripping Hack.


Plan A Date Night

Just a reminder to nurture your marriage — especially those of you who are in the trenches. Oftentimes Matt and I find ourselves like two ships sailing in the night during the work week and planning a date night definitely helps us reconnect. So this is your reminder to schedule that bambino sitter (this is the app we use and that referral link gets you $10 off), plan a date night (or a weekend getaway!), enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine together.

If you’re local and can’t decide where to go on your date night, I’ve rounded up 20 Charlotte Restaurants for Date Night.


To My Career Mom Readers Currently Not Employed

Perfectly said…



To My Working Moms

You are doing a GOOD JOB!


Reader Tips & Tricks

Last but not least, a reminder that Y’ALL really do have the best advice to share with one another…

Now go tackle something on this list that resonated with you!!!

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Thursday 28th of April 2022

It's NOT the same as going back after maternity leave, and that comment is rude and condescending. In one case you're leaving your tiny baby with someone else to work when you are still healing. In the other, you made a choice to take away one major stressor and time commitment to be home and do whatever you want. I'm not saying being a stay at home mom is not hard, but being a stay at home mom when your kids go to school and you now don't also have to spend 8-10 hours a day at your job is NOT THE SAME THING as going back to work after having a baby.


Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Hi Emily! I am so sorry this post was offensive to you. That was not my intention at all. :(

As a working mom who has experienced both sides, what resonated with me was that both transitions are equally hard to make, but as you mentioned they are TOTALLY different types of hard!

Moving forward, I will be more careful with what I share on here as it relates to the working mom transition. I will forever have such a huge soft spot in my heart for working mamas and it absolutely crushes me to know this was upsetting to working moms.

Thank you for reading along. XO


Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

I don't think anyone said it's the same thing, just that it can also be very hard. And having done both, I can attest that yeah, for me at least, both transitions are tough, even if (obviously) in different ways.

I'm so over the competitive suffering thing - it doesn't make anyone feel better, that is for sure. Going back after maternity leave is tough, 100%. Other major life transitions are, too. One doesn't invalidate the other.


Friday 29th of April 2022

Yep! That is a really weird quote. Like it is 1000% the opposite.


Thursday 28th of April 2022

I love this!!!


Thursday 28th of April 2022

yay!! thank you!