{{Adoption Update}}

{Photo by Lauren Pinson Photography} I suppose it is about time for an adoption update!  I have neglected writing updates for a long time for several reasons.  For a very … Continue Reading →


My Adoption Playlist

{photo by Lauren Pinson Photography}   We are entering a critical part of our adoption.  We are simply waiting for a call telling us when we can travel to adopt … Continue Reading →


Music Therapy for your Marriage

I would love to share with you one of my favorite bands.  The band is Copperlily.  Copperlily is a husband/wife duo. Tim Skipper is the lead singer of the Christian band … Continue Reading →


Why I Choose Beech-Nut Baby Food Over Gerber

I am a Beech-Nut baby food fan!  I’ve tried different kinds of Gerber baby food, but I always go back to Beech-Nut.  I am specifically talking about the newest line … Continue Reading →


8 Not-So-Typical Love Songs for the Edgy Soul

  Do you ever feel the urge to listen to love songs that aren’t the cliche slow and romantic, soft rock/pop from the 80s and 90s?  Do you wish for … Continue Reading →


Baby “Essentials” I Didn’t Use

  As a first time mom, I was pretty clueless on the baby items I needed.  I relied solely on lists I found online and the advice of family and … Continue Reading →


Things NOT To Do While With Child

1. DO NOT watch Private Practice.  You will be convinced that you have pre-eclampsia at 8 weeks and that your baby is growing two heads. 2. DO NOT let anybody … Continue Reading →


Top 10 Favorite Thirty-One Products (A Mom’s Paradise!)

  The world of Thirty-One is an amazing place.  I have what most would probably refer to as an unhealthy addiction to bags.  Bags of all kinds, really… but especially … Continue Reading →


Baby Gear… Worth It or a Waste of Money?

  When I became a new mom, I was pretty much clueless on which baby items were essential as opposed to which ones were just a gimmick.  Let’s face it, … Continue Reading →


RSS Feed and Email Subscription Error

  My dear MandyElise blog subscribers, I recently discovered a problem in my blog’s RSS Feed and email subscriptions.  My subscribers have not been being notified when I have a … Continue Reading →