Author Archive | Chelsea Sadler

Untitled design

Just Yes MIL

  I have a secret, guilty pleasure that I have to come clean about: I love to binge read a Reddit sub called JustNoMIL, where poor daughters-in-law and sons-in-law share horrifying stories about their real-life mothers-in-law (MIL) who put Disney villains to shame. I’m sure most of the lurkers read the stories because they can […]

Continue Reading 1
Not Your Typical Village

Not Your Typical Village

Growing up, my siblings and I thought of our relatives’ houses as our second home. We saw or stayed with our grandparents on a daily basis before or after school, stayed with aunts and uncles and cousins on the weekends, and Sunday lunch after church was a given. My grandfather still gives me a hard […]

Continue Reading
Beauty Hacks for Moms

Beauty Hacks for Moms

Long before my husband, kids, pets, or adulthood, I had one true love and obsession: beauty products. Even before I reached the age of 13, I would request fashion magazines and beauty products as “treats” from the store instead of candy or clothes. I’m not sure of the attraction since my mother rarely did and […]

Continue Reading
RediscoveringTheOldMe

Rediscovering the Old Me

It’s a new year and time for new resolutions. This year I only want one thing: the old me back. Pre-baby Chelsea was able to stay at work later, see friends more often and enjoy a few drinks, sing karaoke until closing hours, and travel out of town anytime she wanted. Post-baby Chelsea lies awake at […]

Continue Reading
EV1 Barbershop

EV1 Barbershop & Salon Review (+Giveaway!)

I’m an extrovert by nature. Human interaction, especially with strangers, makes me plain happy and energized. However, even as a self-proclaimed people person, I get a bit nervous when receiving professional services from strangers. Whether this be a new haircut, massage, dress fitting, whatever, it makes me nervous not knowing what to expect. When my […]

Continue Reading
whiletheywatch

While They Watch

Recently my husband and I were away from Gray Baby for a weekend. My mother-in-law snapped a photo of our reunion. I noticed that Gray was looking off in the distance and realized she was staring at her dad. Of course. Despite being a bit jealous of the attention being taken away from me, it […]

Continue Reading