Rachel Ritlop

I'm Rachel, the founder of The Confused Millennial, a lifestyle blog sharing personal experience and advice to help other confused millennials navigate this whole "#adulting" thing on topics like careers, entrepreneurship, finance, the home, relationships and more. After earning my Master's Degree in Counseling, and landing my "dream job" I found myself feeling completely miserable with no work-life balance. I rectified the situation by getting in touch with my passions and started coaching millennials to create their own blog or business that they could turn into a fulfilling and sustainable career. My expertise has been seen on Forbes as a contributing writer, Fast Company, Brit + Co, Dailyworth, and more. Learn more about working together on turning your blog into a business here.

Halloween Activity: Apple Stamped Pumpkin Craft For Young Children

This apple stamped Pumpkin Halloween craft is great for toddlers and preschool aged kids! I discovered it a few times while searching on Pinterest – where kids painted using fruit as stamps – and decided to give it a try as one of our Halloween Toddler Activities this year!

The Ultimate List of Halloween Movies [100+ from Scary to Not-So-Scary!]

The Ultimate List of Halloween Movies [80+ from Scary to Not-So-Scary!], halloween movies to watch, #halloweenmovies, spooky movies, not so scary halloween movies, halloween movies for kids, #halloween, #halloweenideas, #scaryhalloweenmovies

Nervous you’re going to binge Stranger Things on Friday and still have four days left until Halloween? No worries! Here’s the ultimate list of movies to get you in the spooky spirit for Halloween! Everything from not-so-scary to hauntingly scary films across the decades! This list of Halloween flicks has been growing over the last …

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KiwiCo Panda Crate Review: Count With Me for 13-18 month olds

We started getting the KiwiCo Panda Crate recently for 0-24 months and are really enjoying it! Below you’ll learn more about what KiwiCo is and how it’s price compares to Amazon dupes, an unboxing of the ‘Count With Me’ Panda Crate which ships for 13-18 month olds, and my thoughts on how the toys have held up now that we’ve had them a while and my daughter is past the “intended” age range.

How Do You Make A Witch Hat Out Of Paper? Dollar Tree Halloween DIY!

Wondering how do you make a witch hat out of paper? Look no further! Today I’ll be walking you through this really simple Dollar Tree Halloween DIY to make a easy homemade witch hat! It’s a no-sew DIY that you can also substitute felt for instead of paper! Below you’ll find a template you can customize so it can fit your little witch, wizard, or even a fun little witches hat for a pumpkin (see video!).

Loom Footwear Review: Is the waterproof sneaker worth it?

loom footwear review

Living in Florida we certainly get our fair share of rain and puddles which got me wondering, “What are the best waterproof shoes?” When I stumbled upon Loom footwear, I didn’t really believe it, “can mesh shoes really be waterproof?! Let alone ones that look so good?!” And the answer is yes my friends! Loom footwear really is a great casual waterproof breathable shoe – but it does have some downsides. Read my personal experience below, and get a discount with my promo code (TCM)!

KiwiCo vs Lovevery [AFTER Sept 2020 UPDATE] Which toy subscription box is better?

Kiwico vs lovevery after toddler play kit september 2020 update

It’s not secret I’m a HUGE fan of Lovevery! We’ve had all of their play kits from 0 months to 2 years old, their block set, and their play gym! You can check out my full review and FAQ on them here, as well as individual reviews of all their play kits we have to date! BUT in September 2020 they updated their 13-24 month play kits (toddler kits) and it was… well drastic. We had already gotten out first KiwiCo Panda Crate and I planned on doing a comparison in the future, but with all the questions I’ve gotten about the Lovevery changes to their play kits I decided to put this little comparision together on my first impressions of the KiwiCo Panda Crate vs. Lovevery Play Kits: Which is better in 2020?