The Diva Cup Review

**first a warning: This post contains honest viewpoints on menstruation and the items produced to help with that time of the month. If you don’t want to hear about any of that, you may stop reading here. Otherwise, enjoy!

On to a…somewhat delicate…subject. Women menstruate. And there are many different ways to cope with said menstruation. There are pads, tampons, birth control that rids the body of having a period, cups that women can insert in their vaginas to catch the flow and then there are also some women that prefer to go natural and just let the blood flow where it flows and clean up at a later point in time. I recently tried out a new method (new to myself anyway) and wanted to describe how my experience has been in hopes that it will help someone else out. Continue reading

Failing Valentine’s Day

I failed. And Im not sad or surprised that I failed. I failed my children; I failed myself, and most importantly, I failed my husband. This Valentine’s Day I did not make individualized cards or presents for anyone. I did not wake up early for any special treats or surprises like heart shaped pancakes or any fun breakfast. I did not finish all our laundry yesterday, so we have laundry baskets of clean clothing hanging out in our living room. I didn’t vacuum the living room, it is littered with remnants of the valentine’s cards that my children wrote for their classmates. I did not plan a super fun day for my husband even though today he didn’t have to work. I didn’t show up at my children’s school for any activities (not that they had any big events or anything). Continue reading

Caroline’s Birthday!

Today, well, tomorrow my time 2/12 is my older sister’s birthday!!! I am so excited for her because this is the last birthday that she will be spending in Japan for awhile. She has been there teaching English for a few years now and loves it, but wants to do some other things with her life as well. Caroline is coming back into town mid-April and I am so excited! I haven’t seen her in awhile now, not in person anyway. Continue reading


My children have too many toys. I know this. My husband says he knows, but sometimes I doubt that he does. And that’s why he is in charge of dealing with all of their toys when they end up all over their room and he has to deal with all of the toys when they have to be thinned. Personally, I would “thin” the toys out a whole lot more than he does, but we both had very different upbringings and childhoods. As a result of growing up so differently, my husband and I have different specific values but we do have many of the same main ones and we are able to compromise on the specific values to come up with something that works for all of us as a family. Continue reading

Staying Awake…Zzzzz…..

Staying awake can be difficult. In fact, in my personal experience, most people I know have trouble staying awake without help. That help can be in the form of coffee, caffeine, food, and other stimulants. (BTW, I eat a LOT.) Many people today stay up late checking their social media, watching movies or shows, or just messing around on the internet in general. Many people also don’t get enough sleep that their bodies would physically need. Of course there is no set amount of hours that is perfect for everyone to get a night, but generally speaking with most people, 6-8 hours is usually pretty good. At least for the adult population! Children need more sleep so that their bodies can cope with daily life. Continue reading

Five Things on Becoming a Mystery Shopper

Mystery shopping is really a thing. Promise. You know how I know? I DO IT. I’ve been mystery shopping for many different companies since July of 2017. There are a few things I have learned in that time and I am thrilled I get to share those things with others! Here is a list of five things that are a part of mystery shopping and are very important:

First of all: Never pay to be a shopper! What I mean by this is do not pay any company money because they tell you they will give you more in return. That’s not how the world works! There are many companies Continue reading

Studying for the NCLEX

I am studying for the NCLEX. What is the NCLEX, many people ask. It is the National Council Licensure Examination that licenses registered nurses in the USA. So I already went through nursing school and now just have to pass this one last test to officially get the title of “RN” which is Registered Nurse. As soon as I have passed the exam I will feel much more confident in putting in job applications because I will be done with schooling and such.

For now.

I attended Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) for nursing Continue reading