The Mind Game Has Changed

Let me start by saying that I am blessed to be safe in my home space during this pandemic.  However, I find myself scrolling through social media as a default coping mechanism looking for distraction.  That may or may not be a good idea because we all know how social media can have a negative impact…

A Few More of My Favorite Things

I recently received an email from the Amazon affiliate program stating that my links weren't being used enough, and that I have 90 days to up their usage or my account will close. First of all, thanks for the update, Amazon. If my account closes I am quite certain I will move on but I…

Disordered Eating Is Deeply Rooted In Mental Health, and It’s Time We Talk About It

Please welcome Patrilie to the blog. She was kind enough to share her experiences and expertise on an incredibly important (and what I find to be vulnerable) topic. This post is the second of a two-part series on eating disorders and mental health. To read Part One, titled Food is Hard, click here. You can…

I’m A Mom And…

I have spent countless hours in therapy re-defining myself. Learning that I am not a one dimensional being; that I am not defined by my trauma or individual experiences. That I play many a-roles and have had many an experiences; and that this collection of roles and experiences is what actually define me. PSA: You…

Christmas Shopping Edition: The Aftermath

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.* I know y'all are anxiously awaiting a recap of how our intentional gift giving extravaganza went this year. SPOILER ALERT: Successful. QUICK RECAP on the highlights: I'm not going to lie, as I was wrapping things up I started getting a wee bit sweaty…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Want

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. Also, you click pictures for links! Fancy, eh?!* Well here we are; ten days before Santa arrives and the final category of our Christmas gift giving guide for this year. The category my kids are probably most excited for and the one that…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Wear

When it comes to fashion my kids are inventive. When it comes to clothes, they are picky. When it comes to sizing, they are Goldilocks. Everything is either too big or too small. It doesn't fit right or my favorite: "It doesn't feel right." They have never been able to elaborate as to what right…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Read

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. P.S. click pictures for links!* This year for Christmas we are doing something a little different. We are being intentional with our gift giving. You can read the full scoop here, and again here, but that is basically the jist. It is important…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Need

*Please note: this post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.* Tree is up. Elf is out. It is officially the Christmas season! I talked about how we plan to shop for Christmas this year here. In line with intentional shopping, I have been taking notes as to what my children "need".…