“Does she sleep through the night?” Nope, and that’s OK.

Last night, I went back to co-sleeping with my daughter, and it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time.  Here are three things you need to know. I’m not about to tell you how to get your baby to sleep through the night, and I’m not going to advocate for only sleep training or only co-sleeping, but I am going to tell you how to get the best kind of sleep for everyone in your family. Continue reading “Does she sleep through the night?” Nope, and that’s OK.


Dishes, Diapers and Oatmeal


Every morning I come downstairs to cleaned dishes and a breakfast made and ready to heat up. Yes, my husband makes me oatmeal every morning, and I love it. I know what you’re thinking. Oatmeal? Yes, but this oatmeal is the best. I literally eat it every day of the week and never get tired of it. He made the recipe. No added sugar. It’s awesome. But this post isn’t about his oatmeal, it’s about him.

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A woman’s journey through the first trimester

Charging at the waves with a glass in my hand, as Aaron Weiss so deftly put it, pushes up against the unparalleled feelings I have felt thus far.  It seems some days I would charge into the wild joy I felt, knowing life was inside me, made by love.  Charge like a wild mare I would and then collapse into a wall of despair as if all the wind had been swept from my lungs. Can any pregnant woman relate? Maybe any woman can relate. And so begins the recounting of my first trimester.

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A seed planted will grow: propagating succulents


What began as a small plant to decorate our first apartment shared as newlyweds has now turned into an overgrown succulent that is far too big for its modest terracotta pot. What does that mean? Time to propagate!

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Salsa from the Sikes

Here in Delaware some warm rainy days have been coaxing in the spring season, and on warmer days such as these, Levi and I like to enjoy some freshly made salsa.  Within the past year, I have been mix-matching various online recipes with ideas of my own thereby creating many uniquely new recipes for the Sikes clan.  And I don’t know about you, but when it comes to groceries I like to get the most bang for my buck, and salsa just isn’t cheap! However… making your own salsa is very inexpensive and tastes far better! So without further adieu, I give you the extremely easy, truly inexpensive Sikes Salsa!
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