Introducing the New Weekly Newsletter

Introducing the new weekly newsletter

I’m so excited to introduce a new feature here at Joyfully Thriving. Well, it’s an additional feature. It’s the new weekly edition of the Joyfully Thriving newsletter! Let me tell you a bit about what I’ve been doing and why I’m making this change. Until now, people who signed up for my newsletter received an… Read More →

Why It’s Important to Take the Breaks You Need

Why It's Important to Take the Breaks You Need Square

This past Friday, I had some alone time. We were just home from our latest vacation and coming off weeks off being busy. I love traveling and seeing new places. I love seeing friends and visiting with family. I love the change of pace and relaxed schedule, but I’m still always glad to come home… Read More →

Pampers New Premium Care Diapers


This is a sponsored post for She Speaks and Pampers. While I was compensated for this review, all opinions are my own. You can read more in my disclosure policy.  I have long been a bargain shopper – and buying diapers is no exception. I started shopping for diapers before I was even pregnant so that… Read More →

Summer Update & Survey Results

Nathan - traveling in the car

The results from my very first Joyfully Thriving reader survey are in! Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond and share your feedback with me. Some of you may remember that I’m in the midst of a blogging class called Elite Blog Academy. It’s stretched and challenged me more than I expected… Read More →

Huggies #UltraHug Diapers & Grants

A Huggies #UltraHug Selfie

I am a frugal mom who started shopping for diapers before I was even pregnant. I watched for the best deals and stocked up whenever I could. I bought any brand of diapers in a wide variety of sizes but the one which ran the most sales – with the most coupons to match –… Read More →

An Important Reader Survey & Giveaway

Reader Survey and Giveaway

I am excited about this. Will you believe that I have yet to do a reader survey? I’ve done some informal emails to some readers but I have never opened up a survey to all my readers. That changes now! I would absolutely LOVE it if you would take a couple minutes to complete this… Read More →

Time to Make Over Your Morning

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read more in my disclosure policy. Thanks for supporting Joyfully Thriving! Today’s the day! Are you ready? Today’s the day you can purchase Crystal Paine’s new course on how to make over your morning! Do you ever wonder why the most basic (yet most essential) parts of… Read More →

How the Past Year Made Me a Morning Person

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read more in my disclosure policy. Thanks for supporting Joyfully Thriving! Until last year, I never realized that I was a morning person. Maybe I wasn’t always a morning person but everything changed this past year. You see, my son was born last March and his arrival… Read More →

Come Find Me on Social Media

Social Media Icons

Some of you may already be aware but I am working at embracing all forms of social media that can help spread the content I’m creating here at Joyfully Thriving. For that reason, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the other places you can find me. I’m on Pinterest regularly. Pinterest is… Read More →

Lessons from the Newborn Days

Good hospital nurses

When I was pregnant, I read lots of books and blogs, all full of advice for pregnancy and parenting. There was so much information about having a healthy pregnancy and countless opinions available on labor. The same is true with parenting and caring for a baby, but there were many things I didn’t know until I… Read More →