I grew up spending Christmas with lots of family. On Christmas Eve, aunts, uncles, and cousins would come together to open presents with my grandpa and step-grandma; later on Christmas Day, that same group of family would spend dinner opening presents at my grandma's house. My immediate family spent the morning of Christmas together with … Continue reading The Christmas Season With Estranged Family
For years now I’ve struggled with keeping my panic attacks under control. When they were at their peak and I was seeking counseling, I opened up to close family and friends about what I had been going through. The reactions were mostly encouraging, but unfortunately not everyone I talk to about my anxiety disorder responds … Continue reading 3 Ways To Help Your Friend With Anxiety
*As seen at Scarymommy.com Motherhood is hard, am I right? If your kids aren’t fighting, they’re destroying the living room with Legos. When they are getting along, it’s because they’ve broken into something they know they shouldn’t be into. It’s tough. What makes it even tougher is when your friends without kids don’t get it, … Continue reading When Motherhood Costs You Friends
I've battled anxiety for almost as long as I can remember. I'm in my early thirties now, and I distinctly remember being anxious shortly prior to middle school - so for the majority of my time living so far...I've been anxious. That really sucks to say. Even as someone who blogs and talks about anxiety … Continue reading I’m more than my anxiety. Right?
These days, at least one in five Americans reports that they suffer from extreme anxiety, or an anxiety disorder. It's also not uncommon for someone struggling with anxiety to also be affected by depression (source here). If you're here, that means something has been happening in your life that makes you think you might have … Continue reading I Think I Might Have an Anxiety Disorder: What do I do?
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.Unknown The world as we've known it continues to change and evolve in ways that are scary to me, and chances … Continue reading How to Keep Your Anxiety in Check When The World Is Spinning Out of Control
We recently flew to Orlando, Florida during the kids' Spring Break and had a BLAST! I thought I'd share what we did and where we stayed - to include a rough breakdown of our budget while we were there. This was the kids' first time flying, at 6 and 7 (thanks Covid) and they did … Continue reading Our Orlando Trip: On a Budget
A big thank you to Nicole Davidson, host of the Unpacking Perspectives podcast, for hosting me and for chatting about so many things that I think you’ll enjoy! I wanted to share this episode because it covers so many things: where I started in college, what I thought my life would be like growing up, … Continue reading Unpacking Perspectives Interview: A Glimpse into My Past
(This post was originally posted on Decocrated.com on 3/14/22) One of the biggest trends in kitchen décor is adding open shelving to your kitchen space. This is a trend I can get behind! My kitchen space is too tiny to do open shelving right in the heart of the kitchen, but to the side of … Continue reading How to Decorate Open Shelves
We've all heard the saying "take it one day at a time." It's said SO often - especially to those of us who worry about a lot of things. The most overused response I get to my anxiety is, "just take it one day at a time." We hear it so many times that eventually … Continue reading Navigating the Heaviness of Today
You're probably familiar with the term "tribe" referring to the group of people who helps support you when you start a family. They're the people who are supposed to be there for you when your kids are growing up, to check on your well-being (both mentally and physically) and look out for your children as … Continue reading To the Ones Who Don’t Have a Tribe
I know a lot of people who, for whatever reason, prefer not to use medicine for a variety of ailments. I also know people who highly recommend medication because of the results they've personally seen in their own lives. I chose medicine. Because? There's nothing to feel guilty about for choosing less pain.
This post is sponsored by Daniel’s Lawn and Tree, LLC., but as always, all opinions here are honest and my own. Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to host more parties at your home? If you're anything like me, you always think about hosting, but rarely do - mainly because the planning and prep is so … Continue reading Hosting Friends in Your Outdoor Space