I am a stressed out momma of two. One teenager with special needs. One pre-teen girl who is completely neurotypical and has such a big heart. My family has been in quarantine since March 13th when the kids came home from school for spring break. We decided to isolate then since we’re moving and we…

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You Can’t Find Something That Isn’t Lost. Unpopular opinion: I have been struggling for the last few years to “find myself” as I’m sure a lot of you have. Shit, some people are making millions of dollars on the idea that women need to figure out who they are and they sell books and courses…

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I recently posted a playlist I found on Pinterest for a happy/pick-me-up kinda day and I wanted to create my own to share with you guys. These are the songs that if they come on I can’t help singing along with – no matter where I am. Target, drs. office, car, whatever. Music is one…

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Rachel Hollis challenged the world recently to make a Joy List. So I thought I would put into blog format just what my top 10 (and a bonus!) joy list is. It is in no particular order. These are the things that spark TRUE JOY in my life. Catching my husband’s eye across the room…

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As You Love Yourself. Jesus commanded us to do this. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark 12:31 I don’t know…

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Joel and I are very different people. He is more relaxed and goes with the flow where as I am more impatient and wanting what I want right now. It’s funny how life works and you get the right people when you need them. When he gets impatient, I find my zen. God must’ve known…

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Mental Health is Hardest During the Holidays for Some I have the kind of depression and anxiety that doesn’t allow me to stay in bed and sleep when I feel like the world is caving in around me. My anxiety says that if I do that then my kids suffer and my marriage suffers and…

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I have spent the last few years trying to not offend anyone because I was taught to have manners. But I have come to realize that I have a voice and opinions and beliefs that God put in me to share. So I’m going to do just that from now on. I haven’t been my…

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I’ve often been told I’m too much. Too loud, too overbearing, too mean. I tell it like it is, frequently. I don’t necessarily try to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I am too old to pussyfoot around what’s right and what’s wrong. I’m calling this my #yearoftruth and I’m not afraid to call people out on…

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Why I Limit My Children’s Schedules I met up with a friend of mine the other day and she was so exhausted. She looked completely wiped out and said she was just run down. I couldn’t help but notice that she had bags under her eyes and looked really exhausted. I was and still am…

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We’ve seen it. We’ve seen the hashtag that is going around on social media about sexual assault or sexual harassment. It’s been very disheartening to see how many of my friends have been affected by another person abusing them. And typically, it’s perpetrated by a man who is in a position of power. When we…

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I have an affinity for this subject, finding oneself. And maybe the reason is that I have felt so lost on so many days of my motherhood that I didn’t know where to go. I didn’t know who to turn to, or what to even say to my husband. I wasn’t sure who I was…

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Lately, I’ve just become fed up. Fed up with others telling me how to live my life, and how you should live yours. As moms, we are inundated with “mommy-shamers” who tell us every day we are doing this Mom thing all wrong. It’s my gut instinct to just ignore this unwarranted advice – actually,…

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Our lives changed the day she got her diagnosis. I wasn’t so young that I wasn’t aware of what it meant, but I was quite certain she would beat it. A young girl of 16 doesn’t see death coming. I was more interested in boys, friends, and band. I wasn’t worried about my mom. She…

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What is a Mom Tribe, anyway? And how do I find one? Well, a Mom Tribe is a group of women who count on each other; whether it’s sharing the carpool duty for after-school activities, bus stop hovering, helping out when one of the group is sick, and just generally being a shoulder to lean…

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