7 Stages of Motherhood for New Moms

Have you heard of the seven stages of grief? It’s surmountable to know and helps you to better comprehend how humans deal with grief and loss.    As a new mom, there are also stages you go through as you acclimate to motherhood, very similar in concept to the stages of grief. These stages for

Review of “The Checklist Book”

Life is busy. Most people are constantly juggling a million things and deadlines each week. My motto is, “if it isn’t written down, it is forgotten.” Checklists help me stay organized. Do you like checklists? The Checklist Book is a perfect read for you if you thrive on checklists to keep you on track or

The Time America Closed for Business & 10 Things It Taught Us

I never imagined that we might live through anything like the Coronavirus Pandemic in America. It’s truly apocalyptic and something we might see in a Hollywood movie, but in real life? It’s almost as if we have been de-sensitized in this digital age as many of us truly did not believe this could happen here.

6 Ways Military Spouses Can Invest in Wellness

At the beginning of each year, wellness seems to be in the forefront of everyone’s goals. As life gets busy, it doesn’t always stay on the top of the priority list. A savings account grows when you make “deposits” into it over time. The same is true for your wellness. You have to make intentional

Top 6 Things Learned in the First Two Months as a New Mom

Being a first time mom at any age is tough. There are a multitude of transitions and adjustments that have to happen for not only you and your baby, but also your entire family. Motherhood has a huge learning curve. No matter how much you study and prepare for it, you will find that every

How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

‘Tis the season for thankfulness and gratitude. It sounds like a simple concept, but tell that to someone who has fallen on hard times, lost a loved one, is battling cancer, struggling through infertility, and the list goes on. It’s not always easy to see the positive and bright side of things when you are

Keeping a Positive Mindset While Living With Cancer

*Guest Post by Antoinette Truglio Martin I come from a glass-half-full upbringing, where there was always a positive spin on life. The weather is partly sunny, a bad haircut grows out, and traffic will eventually end somewhere along the Belt Parkway. The Cancer Since 2012, I have been walking around with metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic

WOW: Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour: Review of “Hug Everyone You Know”

Synopsis Attitude is everything, especially when you are fighting cancer. “Hug Everyone You Know” is a compelling memoir about the journey through stage I breast cancer. It details the entire story from diagnosis, to treatment, and survival. Instead of allowing her cancer diagnosis to defeat her, Antoinette Truglio Martin allowed it to develop an attitude