Seeking the Diagnosis: Our Journey to ASD

A year ago, if you told me that my daughter was autistic, I wouldn’t have listened. In fact, I probably would have gotten pretty defensive. It’s the mama bear in me but a lot has changed in the last year. This is our journey to my baby’s ASD diagnosis.   Disclaimer: I am not a … Read more Seeking the Diagnosis: Our Journey to ASD

15 Phrases I Learned from My Southern Mama

Southerners pride ourselves on our food, our accents and our upbringing. We love Jesus . . . but we cuss a little and our mamas taught us that pearls are always in style. When you cross the Mason-Dixon line, it’s like crossing into another world. Our words are long and days are longer. Our tea … Read more 15 Phrases I Learned from My Southern Mama

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Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding Recipe

(Recipe by Paula Deen) Level: Easy Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 6-8 bananas, sliced 2 bags of Chessmen cookies or 1 and a half boxes of Nilla Wafers One 12 ounce container of whipped cream One 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk One 8 ounce package of cream cheese 2 cups milk One 5 ounce box … Read more Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding Recipe

How to Make Your Own State String Art

As a native North Carolinian, I may be biased but isn’t this NC string art fabulous?  If you love that ‘rustic’ look like I do,  hammer some nails into a piece of wood (bonus points for salvaging and reusing older nails), wrap some string or twine around them and you’ve got yourself a decor piece … Read more How to Make Your Own State String Art

5 Tips to Survive Your First Year of Motherhood

So you’re about to become a mom.  Congratulations!  There is nothing more rewarding and wonderful than being a mother.  During my first pregnancy, I had such a mix of emotions.  I was so excited to meet my baby and scared shitless about whether I would be a good mother.  Almost 4 years later, the firstborn … Read more 5 Tips to Survive Your First Year of Motherhood

About Me

Hey, y’all! I’m Danya, a 20-something mother of two {kind of insane but still amazing} little kids.  Okay, maybe the 5 month old can’t be classified as ‘insane’ yet but I’m sure he’ll get there. Moving on. What you need to know about me is that I love coffee but never get to drink it hot. … Read more About Me

About

  Hey, y’all! I’m Danya, a 20-something mother of two {kind of insane but still amazing} little kids.  Okay, maybe the 5 month old can’t be classified as ‘insane’ yet but I’m sure he’ll get there. Moving on. What you need to know about me is that I love coffee but never get to drink it … Read more About