Seneca Shadows Campground Review

We recently took a family camping trip to Seneca Rocks in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. We camped for three days at Seneca Shadows Campground. The campground sits within the Monongahela National Forest, which extends over the north central highlands of the state.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Disclaimer: This post contains “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost for you). Please note that I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re like me you wait until the last minute to find the perfect gift. Whether you’re shopping for your own mother, grandma, new mom, or mother-in-law, Amazon is a great place to find something special she will love. Here’s a list […]

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My Experience with a Subchorionic Hematoma

  What is a Subchorionic Hematoma? About 1 percent of all pregnancies have a Subchorionic Hematoma or SCH. It is the accumulation of blood within the folds of the chorion (the outer fetal membrane, next to the placenta) or between the uterus and the placenta itself. They are usually detected during a routine ultrasound. There is a chance of light to heavy spotting or none at all. Most SCHs resolve themselves and women have healthy pregnancies. At the end of January, I had a positive reading on a pregnancy test and was so excited we would be having a second […]

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My Toddlers Best Friend is a Pit Bull

Having a Pit Bull around kids is a topic that comes up often. Most likely it involves more negative comments than it should. When I met my husband he already had two pit bulls. A female named Hondo and a male named Dozer. Unfortunately, several years ago we had to put Hondo down due to cancer. She was a great dog that just loved to cuddle. Just like everyone else I’ve heard all the negative comments about pit bulls being mean and aggressive. When I met Hondo and Dozer for the first time the last thing I felt was scared. […]

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Caring for a Toddler while Pregnant

There is no shortage of advice for first time moms on how to manage your first pregnancy. When I found out I was expecting again I was of course excited, but I never considered what it would be like caring for a toddler while being pregnant. It wasn’t long before I realized things are going to be very different this time around now that I’m chasing a little ball of energy around. During my first pregnancy I had nausea, food aversions, and horrible dizziness where I was unable to do anything. My husband literally had to carry me from the […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stay at Home Mom

I never pictured myself to be a stay at home mom, but I’m very glad (most days) that I am able to be home with my daughter. For our family it made sense for me to stay home. We figured whatever money I would make at a job would go towards daycare and that just didn’t make sense. Luckily, my husband’s Acupuncture practice is doing well and he works very hard so I can stay home. I do realize how lucky I am to be home and witness all the great milestones and I know not everyone is able to […]

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