Food Is Hard

I have spent most of my life battling food in one manner or another. As a teen, the battle consisted of avoiding foods for the purpose of punishing myself. They say withholding food is an eating disorder and one that is about control. If that's true, then I was trying to control my perception of…

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…