Category: Mental Health

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...

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...

Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds

I recently read a note that my mom wrote to my stepmom shortly after she had been diagnosed with brain cancer. My stepmom was “just” a friend of the family at the time. It only makes sense that my dad turned to her for comfort after my mom was...

How To Set Healthy Boundaries For Family

Maybe you have the perfect family. Maybe every gathering is wonderful, joyful, and without any drama whatsoever. Maybe your family’s interactions are a beautiful harmonious show of love and affection. Or maybe that’s not the case at all. I’d like to think that most families fall somewhere in the...

Motherhood is tiring…

Sometimes, I just get tired of being a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my son, and would give my life for him if needed. Motherhood is a precious gift that I do not take for granted. I have plenty of friends who have lost a child,...

The “Never Enough” Gremlins: Stepping Into The Light

Do you know what gremlins are? Have you seen the 1984 movie? Gremlins were these evil little creatures that try to kill people. But according to Brene Brown, [shame] “gremlins are the tricksters who whisper all of those terrible things in our ears that keep us afraid and small.”...

The Real Reason for My Clutter…

***This post contains affiliate links, and I may receive a small commission if you buy through the links below. See full disclosure for more info.   For quite some time, I’ve known that I have a clutter problem. Really I can look back as far as age 19 and...

20 Simple Self Care Ideas for Moms

This past year has been a serious struggle for me. I’ve gone through, and dug up, more darkness than I ever have before. Going back to work was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, because I loved my last job so much (I was laid...

Teaching Children Respect

Ok guys, so yesterday morning was pretty rough in our house. Like, child lying on the floor screaming and crying because no one would feed him (he’s 3!!!) his waffle, having a total meltdown because momma picked the wrong shoes (after giving him the choice, which he refused to...

Stovetop Holiday Potpourri

Ahh, the holiday season! When everything is peaceful, and joyful, and everyone shows their true love for one another…right?? It’s funny how we strive to have the “perfect” holiday season. But, at least for me, we end up FAR from it. Stressed, over-spending, short on patience, and definitely short...