A Little Blurb About Yours Truly

I am trying to get better about letting you all know who I am and what you will find here so I am just going to take this opportunity to chat about, well, me. I started writing in my early teens as a coping mechanism for my depression and it is a theme that has…

“No” Is Part Of The Journey So Keep Going

I’d be remiss if I only shared posts when my words and work made it to print because for every piece I share that’s “made it” there’s been at least five that have been rejected. Within the last week I have had two pieces passed on and another that I’m drafting but the idea in…

Embracing Rest Over Rush

On Saturdays and Sundays my social media feeds are full of all the events families are busy doing and seemingly having the time of their lives. We,however, are the family that purposefully keeps our weekends quiet and free and that doesn’t mean free so we can make plans to run ourselves ragged that means free…

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…

Keeping the Budget-ish in a Pandemic

Prior to our current circumstances, my husband and I were rocking and rolling Dave Ramsey’s financial freedom budgeting system.  Small backstory: We spent a lot of time in our twenties getting ourselves into debt.  You know from student loans because we were supposed to go to college, to swiping credit cards because the economy tanked…

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: 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…