It’s possible to overcome PPD twice!

Letting the light in - beating PPD twice

Two children. Two rounds of postpartum mood disorders. PPD, PPA, PPOCD and antepartum depression (during pregnancy) with Baby Jo. My mental health during and after pregnancy is kind of a crapshoot.

Baby Jo is turning one next week. I have been Continue Reading…

Enhancing my social TV experience with Beamly

With an infant and a special needs toddler, my days can get really stressful. “I need this! I want that! Waaaah!” *sigh* I like to relax with some of my favorite TV shows after the kids are in bed. But I also like to share the TV experience with others, even if I’m Continue Reading…

Happy Easter!

I can’t believe these were the best pictures I could get of these two today! We woke amongst an apartment filled with boxes, after moving yesterday. We missed church because we couldn’t find everything we needed in time. Later we enjoyed a wonderful Continue Reading…

Get a great deal on event tickets with ScoreBig!

Disclosure: I received a credit to make a purchase on ScoreBig for the purpose of this review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

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When Hubster and I were dating, we went to NFL games, NBA games, MLB games and hockey games. We bought concert tickets and even went Continue Reading…

Easy Gluten-Free Deep Dish Pizza

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Tangy sauce, gooey cheese, spicy pepperoni and a crust with just the right crispiness. Are your tastebuds dancing?
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Pizza is one of my Continue Reading…

(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: Weekend Visits to the ER

Things are never dull at the Novotny household. Sometimes I wish things were a little less interesting, actually. Last Saturday, C was up vomiting every 20 minutes throughout the night. The entire week last week was a saga (aka very long story that I don’t care to Continue Reading…

Moms are awesome. #WorldsToughestJob

If you haven’t seen this viral video yet, by American Greetings and Cardstore, you must watch it! They created a real job posting, posted it on real sites and conducted real interviews. Their working job title was, “Director of Operations.” It gave Continue Reading…

What I Haven’t Told You: C’s Sleep Study Results

Three weeks have passed since C had his sleep study done at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It doesn’t feel like it could have been that long ago, yet this time has been filled with shock, stress and uncertainty. I haven’t told you about C’s sleep study results because I’ve Continue Reading…

Let’s Talk About the Horror of Noticing My First Wrinkle

*looks back and forth, whispers* You guys. I’m horrified. It appears that I am getting my first wrinkle.

AHHH!

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It’s not a smile line, either. It’s directly related to the stress that has defined my life in the past year. It’s a forehead wrinkle Continue Reading…

Baby Jo and I Escaped the Rain with The Great Bunny Train at the National Railroad Museum

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets through US Family Guide and the National Railroad Museum to attend this event in exchange for this review. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

April showers are pouring down this weekend. We could have gotten bogged down by the gray Continue Reading…

How to Spend Smart: Tips for a Healthy Financial Future

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In case my recent DIY Toothpaste post didn’t tip you off (haha!), I’m very frugal. ;) We’re a one-income household because I Continue Reading…

Climb Out of the Darkness for Postpartum Progress with Team Green Bay!

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Each year, 1 in 7 women face maternal mental illness. That is a staggering statistic. In my personal experience, I’ve learned that once you face maternal mental illness once, you’re more likely to experience it again. I was diagnosed with postpartum depression nearly eight months after C was born. I Continue Reading…