Are Gender Reveals Worth It?

Planning for a new addition to the family is incredibly exciting and is definitely something worth celebrating. After all, many families struggle with fertility and having a child. However, the excitement of a new child has led some couples to adopt an increasingly concerning trend: extreme gender reveals. Across the country, gender reveal parties are causing a shocking amount of damage, with some ideas actually leading to the death of several people, both those involved and bystanders. Are … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2015

It's hard to believe another year has come and almost gone.  2015 has been a good year for Optimistic Mommy.  My growth has been tremendous, I've gotten to go on some amazing trips, and I'm excited to see what 2016 brings to the table!  For the last day of this great year, I decided to put together a list of the most popular posts of 2015.  Did one of your favorites make the list? 10. 25 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Toddlers 9. Best Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe 8. Easy Cheesy BBQ … [Read more...]

Happy 4th Anniversary, Miles!

4 years ago at 6:30pm I married my amazing husband, Miles.  We have been through a lot in our short 4 years together as husband and wife, but I wouldn't pick anyone else to go through the good times and bad with.  I really do not know what I would do without this man in my life. Oh, and I am still going to get you back for this... ;-) … [Read more...]

5 Steps!

So one of the most exciting things ever happened to night (or at least most exciting to me and my husband, at least)... Our daughter took her first 5 steps all by herself!  Ahh, it was so exciting!  I'm so proud of my little girl!  What happened was she was standing at the couch and my husband was sitting on the floor a couple feet away.  He held her cup out to her to see if she wanted something to drink, and she let go of the couch and took 5 steps to him!  I started crying.  Lol. Children … [Read more...]