Ph-antastic Phantoms

I never knew what was missing.   Or that it mattered that I missed it.   Or that it was a thing to miss. Maybe I should start with what I am talking about but I am afraid that once I say the words most of you will just keep on scrolling, no judgement, because this concept,…

Wearing A Mask Won’t Kill You, But Not Wearing One Could

Yea I’m gonna rant now because I’ve hit my limit of listening to the great mask debates and as a healthcare provider I’m going to weigh in. This is why it matters: hospitals are running out of beds. God forbid you or someone you love become ill during the time when hospitals don’t have room…

“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…

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…