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Mental Health, Uncategorized

My Journey Through the Abyss

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional or counselor, these are simply my experiences and opinions. Anxiety. Depression. Mental health. Some might say those are pretty taboo topics, and yet - How many of you can raise a hand and say you’ve experienced some form of anxiety or depression?I’ll start. Me! I’ll start. Me!… Continue reading My Journey Through the Abyss

Reading & Writing

Build with Bricks: Book Review and Author Spotlight

Today’s post is a little different than what I normally do, so I hope you enjoy this collaboration! I met a children’s book author recently through Twitter. In case you didn’t know, the writing community (on Twitter especially) is composed of some wonderful people who are all about supporting and promoting other writers in addition… Continue reading Build with Bricks: Book Review and Author Spotlight

Parenting

Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

Parenting is hard.  Now that we’ve all collectively nodded and agreed, I want to talk about why I feel motherhood is especially hard, and tips I’ve learned. Of course, I realize that all parenting is hard, but since I’m a mother I am pulling from my own experiences here. I have three children that are… Continue reading Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

fitness

How fitness transformed more than just my physique…

One year ago today I began a journey that would soon change my life in ways I didn't realize... It actually started on October 24, 2019 when I reached out to Brittany (a friend who runs Body by Brittany, a personal training company based out of Michigan) and said "it's time and I need your… Continue reading How fitness transformed more than just my physique…

Parenting, Reading & Writing

The Adventures of Pameron and Cayton

When I was a kid I loved stories, whether it was reading them or telling them to others; and the stranger the story, the more I enjoyed it. I'm talking about Louis Sachar, Alvin Schwartz, Joanna Cole and so on. Once I had children of my own I read to them constantly, but always either… Continue reading The Adventures of Pameron and Cayton

adventures

Friday fun at First Landing State Park

Today's adventure had us on the road to First Landing State Park to do some trail walking. As a former runner, I'm used to hitting the pavement and going the distance. Even though I spend the majority of my fitness time in a gym these days, I still very much enjoy getting out and doing… Continue reading Friday fun at First Landing State Park

Uncategorized

Self-Care Saturday

Managing to take care of ourselves among everything else in life is taxing enough, but in 2020, it seems nearly impossible. As a mother of three, and a Navy wife whose husband is currently geobaching in a different state, self-care is incredibly difficult. Once upon a time, I could send the kids to school and… Continue reading Self-Care Saturday