Have you ever driven on a country road at night and you only could see a few feet ahead of you? Everything beyond the range of your headlights was completely dark. Living with anxiety is like driving down that country road, only the sun never rises. What I've discovered though, is that the sun DOES … Continue reading The Other Side of Anxiety – Actionable Steps to Overcome Anxiety
Balance vs. Sacrifice
Wow! It has been too long! I almost don't know how to coordinate my mind and fingers to create a decent sentence. I forgot how much I love updating this labor of love blog of mine. It is currently 2am, my youngest son is lying next to me on the couch and I just got … Continue reading Balance vs. Sacrifice
Parenting with Anxiety and Depression
This is what it is like to be a parent while struggling with anxiety and depression. I've been an attentive mom lately. I mean, I've met their needs the past few days. I haven't been angry or even frustrated, but I haven't really been there. I feel like my life is just happening before me. I'm … Continue reading Parenting with Anxiety and Depression
Why You Need to “Do Disney” In The Fall
There are so many magical reasons to vacation in Disney or on a Disney cruise in the fall. We've always wanted to go on a Disney cruise but were deterred by the prices. After doing some research we found out it wasn't quite out of our budget after all. Reasons to "do Disney" in the … Continue reading Why You Need to “Do Disney” In The Fall
Motherhood Identity Crisis
When I was a teenager and thought about my life as an adult I pictured myself in a large office full of inspiring literature. I'd have a large and intimidating leather office chair that would swivel toward my doting assistant. I would make important decisions regarding local government, have my Master's Degree and have lunch … Continue reading Motherhood Identity Crisis
7 Things I Miss About Breastfeeding
For the first time in over 4 years I am done breastfeeding. I thought my last day breastfeeding would have been so much more memorable. Really, it was me laying on my side and trying to get a crying toddler to sleep all while my nipples were in excruciating pain. Not the gentle "goodbye" to breastfeeding … Continue reading 7 Things I Miss About Breastfeeding
It’s National Frozen Foods Day!
Yes, that's a thing. Let's roll with it though! As you are very well aware, I'm L.O.V.I.N.G my frozen Nutrisystem foods! Nothing wrong with their shelf stable foods (honey, I'm all about the white mac & cheese!) but they have stepped up their food game with their frozen foods! If you're not on the plan … Continue reading It’s National Frozen Foods Day!
Things Parents Think They’re Doing Wrong…
Even the most gentle and present minded parents have their off days. Here are some relatable things that parents do that we're not proud of, but happen. "I'm pretty sure when I yell at my kids to quit yelling I'm sending the wrong message." (jamcan162) "I dated a woman for a couple years who had a … Continue reading Things Parents Think They’re Doing Wrong…
Manifestation of My Exhaustion
If I had a line break for every interruption I received while writing this post it would be 100 pages long. Smiling nods acknowledging the ball of multi-colored play-doh, wiping noses and butts, reading books, crazy shaking with Team Umizoomi and refilling a sippy cup for the 5th time are all happening before I get … Continue reading Manifestation of My Exhaustion
Top 10 Ways to Save Money WITHOUT Clipping Coupons!
UPDATED 3/16/18: How I've missed a shopping club where you earn products AND cash, I have no friggin' idea! For just $1 (for a limited time) you have access to an online shopping club with all natural products. From everything from makeup, to cleaning products - pet supplies to supplements, everything is here for the … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Save Money WITHOUT Clipping Coupons!