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…

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".…

‘Til Hygiene Parts Us

My experience with depression is not sadness. In fact I don't feel sad at all. I just don't feel. There may be uncontrollable sobbing, loss of interest in things I once enjoyed, lack of motivation, finding it difficult to get going in the morning, or any time of day really. An inability to sleep through…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Elf

*Please note: this post contains affilitate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.* I am frequently asked how I manage to shop for five kids every Christmas. My husband and I start talking about what we want to get the kids for Christmas around October. He usually tells me, "Let's think about it," or…

Love Will Voices: My Story

Panic attacks. A demon in their own right. A painful knot in my stomach. Nausea. Heart racing. My chest. I cannot take a deep breath in. I can't breathe. I can't breathe. It is so tight. I can't breathe. Overwhelmed. I don't know what to do. My kids ask a question, "WHAT?" I snap. Everything…

Another {real} Love Letter

My dearest #3, In just a few short days you will be turning five.  This year, your birthday is hitting me hard.  Harder than any other birthday, any other year.  I am not sure why. I don't know where your infant or toddler years went.  I remember telling myself to be present with your tiny…

Status: Stalker

It doesn't take much for me to get excited.  It is about as easy as getting water out of a fountain. A water fountain, that is. "Is there another kind of fountain?" you ask. Um, yes... chocolate.  Chocolate fountain.  It is delicious and my mind always goes to chocolate.  But, I digress.  Back to excitement.…

Baby Registry Rip-offs

There have been quite a few changes to baby items since I had my first nearly a decade ago.  During that time, several gimmicks have hit the market.  I have been conned into believing I needed some of the most overrated items.  So, what is a seasoned momma to do when she realizes she has…