The Realities of Motherhood Amidst a Pandemic

Growing up I always wanted to be a mom. I didn’t know what career I wanted, though I can tell you I never had any ideas I would be doing what I am doing now. But I knew without a doubt that I wanted to be a mother. My...

Finding Hope…

Finding hope during a pandemic? Is that even possible? When we are separated from friends and family, encouraged to stay home as much as possible, cut out most of our sources of entertainment, it can feel a bit hopeless. It can feel like this is never going to end....

You first…

The world is different now. In just a few short weeks, things have changed drastically. One of those changes is that millions of people have all the extra time in the world on their hands. That has led to several posts, memes, and articles talking about how much can...

When the World Is An Uncertain Place…

Two weeks ago I was assured that my son’s spring break camp would go on like normal, because the CDC had said gatherings up to 50 people were ok, and because the school had been disinfected the weekend before. “Great!” I thought. “At least I have a week to...

Ultimate Mom Binder Review

I’m like most moms I know when it comes to keeping a clean and tidy house. It’s kind of like a train wreck. I know a few moms that have super tidy spotless homes, but that is the exception, not the majority. I hope, for your sake and your...

December Reflections and New Directions

As I sit back and reflect on the past year, I can’t help but be amazed at how much my life has changed, and be thankful at all the growth that has occurred. But I’m also sad. Sad that things have started to backslide, and while we (my whole...

Best Books of 2018

 ***Disclosure: Links contained may be affiliate links, and I may earn a very small commission if you click on those links and make a purchase. For the full disclosure policy, please click here. So, like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been pouring into myself over the past...

New Beginnings

Hello, my sweet friends!! If you are reading this, it is most likely because you love me very much, and despite my shortcomings, you have yet to give up on me. And for that, I am eternally gratefully to you. It has been many months since I have posted...

New Year’s Reflections

“New Year, New You!” I’ve seen that phrase so many times already, and it makes me cringe every time. I don’t think it is inherently bad to use the new year as a jumping off point for self improvement, it’s just that it rarely seems to stick. And what’s...

Hold On…

  When I was 14, my mom passed away from brain cancer. My dad did the best he could to help my sister and I deal with our mom’s death. He gave us the option of backing out of camp that year (she passed away 2 weeks before camp...