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We Found a Kitten

We Found a Kitten

By now most people that know me or follow This Young Mum on Instagram know that we have added a kitten to the family, but not quite everyone knows how we came about getting her. This is the story of Heart. A little backstory. My husband didn't want a cat and in fact, our original [...]

Out in Public

Out in Public

When my husband and I began working new shifts I wasn't exactly running towards the door with kids in tow all the time to do things on my own. It sounded like a lot of work and frankly, I wasn't going to be the mom toting three wild things, a diaper bag, and my own [...]

Little Issues

Little Issues

Parents know that there are times when you have to just laugh, suck it up and deal with the situations your kids get you into. Some are big, some are small, and some are very bubbly. It was about a week ago when our dish soap mysteriously disappeared and my husband (yes, that happened in [...]

Mom = Defeated

It is 8:30 on a Friday night, bedtime for my three year old, and we are sitting in a McDonalds parking lot so that I can gather my sanity. I have been awake since 6:15 AM on my "day off" and I am tired. The boys have been cranky and yelling all day long and [...]

Happy 10th Birthday

Happy 10th Birthday

Today the single greatest girl to ever exist turns ten. She is beautiful. She is calm. She is loving, graceful, loyal, and insanely intelligent. She is my best friend.♥ She is also living proof why every responsible person should get themselves a furry buddy of their very own. In the last ten years, my pup has [...]

Me of all Moms

My list of friends is jam-packed with mommies these days. There are the expecting moms, the moms of one, and the multiple kids "when does she ever get time to sleep?" moms. It's an excellent variety and watching everyone's different emotions and parenting styles is one of my favorite things to do. What we might have gathered [...]

Vegan Chip Dip

Vegan Chip Dip

This recipe isn't totally healthy but it certainly has a leg up on the competition. When discussing my weight loss journey and the way that veganism played into that I get a lot of questions about whether or not I "miss" things, and also assumptions that vegans must never eat junk food. To that, I [...]