Self Care Sunday

The art of chilling I’m an anxious person. I don’t like to be. In the sense that a lot of the time- there is no choice. But sometimes fighting those oncoming doom feelings can make them even worse. So, Im learning how to navigate through the process with as low turbulence as I can. *Though …

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Salsa- a Taco’s best friend

Is there a person on this earth that doesn’t like tacos? Probably, but f*ck that guy. For most of us, tacos are awesome. Tacos are a way of life. Tacos are the ray of sunshine that cuts through the storm to make a rainbow. You ever see anyone frown with a taco? No. And they’re …

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Reinterpreting the Christmas Tree- Madesko Style

This year, we aren’t doing much for Christmas- and we’re cool with it! We decided before the start of this holiday season that things were going to look a lot different. While it is a little disappointing to think of not spending the holidays with our entire families, it’s a much safer alternative for everyone. …

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Jiffy Corn Casserole- a classic 👌

Though we aren’t celebrating a classic Thanksgiving this year, I did make some corn casseroles yesterday. Some I dropped off with family and friends, and one stayed with us. My mom made this for holidays growing up, so it has a special place in the usual lineup. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and I feel …

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A walk in the park

Sometimes I can tell from the moment I open my eyes that I am going to have a hard day. Even with proactive strategies and treatment, Post-partum depression (PPD) has up and down days/times. For the most part, I am able to function at my best through the mood fluctuations. Sometimes I can shake the …

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Sensory Bins FTW

Sensory bins are a really cool way to keep your toddlers and young kids engaged and entertained! Hot tip: they don’t have to be complicated or fancy I would see different types on Etsy or Pinterest and think “that’s beyond me” but it isn’t! They’re super approachable and there’s pretty much no wrong way to …

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My Journey with Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Parenthood comes with a lot of changes, very little sleep, and big hormone changes. It’s natural to feel a general sense of “WTF” the difference is when those feelings become overwhelming, more negative than neutral, override logic, and put barriers between you and your loved ones. A deep fog can settle, and it’s hard to …

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To Halloween, or not to Halloween..

Do you guys want my opinion on celebrating Halloween OF COURSE YOU DO Ok- here we go.. Flat out, we’ve all been stressed out for months. We have overcome and adapted to so much change this year. Our kids have had to figure out a completely new way to learn- even returning to school 6ft …

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BBQ BEEF ROAST

It’s October 1st- the start of our favorite spooky season! It’s beautiful in GA, the air is nice and cool and the sun is shining. At the Madesko house though, we’re all pretty miserable. Everyone is sick, or just getting over being sick (not covid, just a cold) When the girls don’t feel well, they …

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Self Care Sunday

Productivity The struggle is real. I would love to say I am a consistently productive person, but in good conscious, I can not. I am a natural procrastinator and professional time waster. It’s especially fun with the girls, or with arts and crafts! Amer is the opposite; very task focused and he has a set …

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