When a child is lost before their life in this world ever truly begins the mother is both alone in her grief and suddenly an unwitting member of a crowded club, no one wanted to join. We are not alone. The babies we lost are real.
A Busy Mom’s Morning Routine
I'm going to tell you the secret to the perfect morning routine... There are many factors that will drive when and how your morning routine happens. However, I challenge you to have an intentional morning routine.
New Year Resolution Guide!
Goal setting shouldn't be something we only do because it's January 1st. Just as we change with the seasons, so do our goals, our dreams and our lives. Jumping on the new year's resolution bandwagon is a great way to kick start setting goals for your life but it's only the first step. You need to take stock throughout the year, reassess and revise your goals as you change. Change is a process not a check box.
Unusual Hot Chocolate Taste Test
Tis the season for family, fun and hot chocolate! My sister and I got together to bring you all three! We tasted four unique hot chocolate recipes and ranked them from best to worst! Let's be honest though... No hot chocolate is bad!
Prep-Ahead Breakfast Burritos
As a busy working mom, mornings are some of the most stressful times of day. Between getting ready, getting my daughter ready, feeding our pets, feeding the kid and getting to work on time.. My own breakfast was often sacrificed for the sake of saving a few minutes. I found the perfect solution for my family in meal prepped breakfast burritos! Every Sunday I spend a couple hours making a big batch of breakfast burritos and wrapping them all up for an easy, hearty, and healthy breakfast for myself and my husband in the mornings.
When Your Little One Is Afraid Of Monsters
Is your kid afraid of the dark or scared of monsters under their bed? I have some excellent tips for you! This is Fortner Family Tested and Kid Approved!
Fall Crafts For Pre-School Age Kids!
There is just something about Fall that gets me excited about crafts and activities! This time of year I love taking walks and soaking in the crisp air and beautiful sights. My daughter found it hard to wait for Halloween though. Watch my video for some easy inspiration for Fall activities for your little one!
Halloween Sweet Treats!
Halloween is a season filled with costumes, haunted houses, tricks and of course treats! Here are two Halloween sweets kids of any age can help make! These are sure to be a big hit at a Halloween party too!
Fall/Halloween Home Decor
I don't know about you but I could barely wait to decorate for Fall and Halloween. I controlled myself until September but as soon as I saw that first leaf change color I rushed to gather my spooky supplies! Let me show you my favorite home decor for this magical season.
Come Join the Forage!
From now on Fortner Thoughts (this blog and the associated YouTube Channel) will be dedicated to Life Improvement topics. While all of the cooking, baking and healthy eating content will be shared on our new site Fortner Forage!