I always had this idea that you couldn’t quit something that wasn’t destroying your life. I think mommy-wine culture can be incredibly toxic to those who struggle with addiction. If you’re good with a glass of wine at the end of the day, that’s awesome, more power to you. But if you feel like this…Keep reading
The truth is: life gets to be easy, if you let it be easy. When we choose to let it be easy, we free up our time and energy to elevate in other areas of our life. We can lean more into our true purpose and grow deeper in our relationships. Life gets better when we let it be easy.Keep reading
22: How to Start Being Happier (where to begin when you’ve been stuck in your unhealthy cycles for so long)
I used to be a bit of a jerk – like, I was the kind of person who liked to whisper comments to my sister about other people, tearing them down, making fun of them. I now know that I was projecting my own insecurities onto others. I was miserable, and I was making myself miserable. It took a lot of discipline to break free from the patterns that kept me there. I had to break free from the cognitive distortions, the negative thinking, and the habits that weren’t helpful. That freedom has changed my life.Keep reading
Sometimes the days we expect to be the most joyful, end up being the most painful. The day this podcast launched, our family cat passed away. He’d been sick for quite awhile with what we thought was just an upper respiratory infection that antibiotics were almost working to clear, but it turned out to be…Keep reading
This is why I do what I do today. This is why I’m here to teach you all these mindset shifts and life changing ideas. This is why I’m alive and passionate about helping other moms who find me “relatable.”
This is how a Steller’s Jay saved my life.
When it feels like nothing in life matters anymore, that’s when we need to press pause and take inventory. Ideally we’d pause and notice what’s off before getting to this point, but sometimes we just let it all go a little too long. I know that’s my habit.Keep reading
Postpartum, the fourth trimester, this is where we really make that transition from mom-to-be, from expecting into becoming. This is where so much of our motherhood begins, and for some reason I’ve been really reluctant to share anything about this stage. I gave hints of it in my birth and breastfeeding blog posts, but I’ve…Keep reading
What a year! I’m going to stay away from talking much about the political and historical events of the year, and focus more on what my family did this year. January: my husband and I bought a sewer construction business together. It’s a field he’s worked in as long as I’ve known him, but for…Keep reading
I’ve been trying to process all the emotions and come up with the right words to share what happened during the Riverside and Beachie Creek fires in September last year. In the end, I’ve decided to share an edited version of my journal entry from the experience. It was a windy, Monday night in September…Keep reading
I sit here watching my baby boy, laying with his dad as they take an afternoon nap on the couch. It’s hard to believe that sweet boy will be celebrating his 1st birthday next week. He was due a year ago today, but I wouldn’t meet him for another 10 days – of course he’d…Keep reading
When I first sat down to write this post, I originally had titled it “An Overwhelming Year.” But after reflecting on all the amazing things that have happened in my life, I had to rename it. Positive thinking can shift your entire emotional state: one of the many changes that have taken my life in…Keep reading
The day my second son, Dash, was born seemed like the shortest day of my life. That’s right, SHORTEST. That’s not a word most moms would use to describe the day they gave birth, I sure wouldn’t use it to describe the day Desmond, my first son, was born. You’ll see as you continue reading…Keep reading
This is the story of when we decided to stop dating and start planning the rest of our lives together. I’d known for some time that he was planning to take things to the next level, but it was still in God’s timing, God’s perfect timing. I was finally given a weekend day off work…Keep reading
I’d like to introduce you to my boys. These guys fill my life with joy, and cause a lot of stress doing so. I’m so grateful to be their momma! Desmond is 2 and a half years old now and Dash will be a year old in June. If you’ve already got 2 under 2,…Keep reading
“They will remember the love, not the mess”
Do you ever find yourself questioning whether that’s true or not?
The answer is yes. Yes, it’s true. And yes, it’s not true.
On the surface it’s true, they won’t remember that time you sat down to watch a movie before doing the dishes after lunch.
BUT, they will remember if your home is always such a mess that it causes you so much stress and anxiety that it affects your ability to be present as their mother.Keep reading