So, with it being Valentine’s Day, I could be all sappy and tell you all about how my husband and I met. I could tell you how his first words to me were, “I’m going to marry you one day.” And I could tell you about how I had him friend zoned for years before finally giving him a chance. But I’m not.

There are so many more important things in this world than a naked baby flying around shooting arrows at people. Sorry, not sorry.


I have been planning to do this post for weeks now, but ya know. Life.

Between hospital visits and the birthdays of both of my daughters, I have either been in pain or jumping through hoops since my last post! But IM BACK.

One of the questions that I am asked all the time is “How do you stay sane with three young children!?” The real answer is I don’t.

Not what you were hoping for?


Now, before you get your hopes up, I am NOT an expert on how to balance. Either physically or figuratively. But I believe that everyone’s biggest struggle is balancing all of their wants, needs, and duties. Whether they’re a SAHM, a working dad, a college student, or whatever.


One thing many parents look forward to, for whatever reason, is potty training.

I get it, they become a little more self-sufficient and you get to save some money by not buying diapers every month.

Y’all… potty training is HARD.

But it doesn’t have to be!!!!!

I’m certainly no expert on the topic, but I want to share with you some tips that I have learned in my two potty training journeys.


Not AntiVaccine, Just Informed
Disclaimer: This post is NOT meant to mom-shame, but to inform about vaccines and give another perspective

[Mom-shaming: Criticizing or degrading a mother for her parenting choices because they differ from the choices the shamer would make.]

In this day and age, we have SO many unlimited resources at our finger-tips! Throughout our school years we are encouraged to use the Internet for research purposes to write papers, do projects, and sometimes even to study. So why is it that moms are being SHAMED for researching medical decisions that effect their children? Why is it that moms are being SHAMED for doing what they feel is best for their child? Why is it that moms are being SHAMED for protecting these precious beings that have been entrusted to their care?


Disclaimer: This post is not meant to offend either working or stay-at-home moms.

Throughout most of history, it was a mother’s job to stay home, keep house, and raise babies. Somewhere along the line things got jumbled and women became the backbone of the workforce. Now, most mothers work outside of the home for various reasons.

I’m in quite a few mom groups on Facebook, like there should probably be a limit to the number of mom groups you can join. Lately, I have been hearing more and more misconceptions about what SAHM (stay-at-home moms) do/don’t do all day. So I had to ask my mama friends, and I want to share with you some of my favorite SAH mama myths.


For whatever reason, miscarriage is viewed as an extremely taboo subject. Almost as if not talking about it will make it disappear. So, as my contribution to breaking the stigma on miscarriage, this is my story…

Three years, three months, one week, and five days ago our family got the biggest surprise of our lives. Just shy of eight months after giving birth to our first daughter, we found out we were expecting again.


Hey everyone, and welcome to my blog! My name is Ariel King! My husband, Derek, and I have been married for almost five years and have three beautiful babies together.

Since my oldest daughter was born, four years ago, I have struggled to hold on to any identity outside of being a mother and wife. Add two more kiddos to the bunch, and as you can imagine that struggle only became harder. That is why I am starting this blog; partly as an outlet and partly to show other mama’s that you aren’t alone in YOUR struggle.