Confessions Of A Gold Star Sister

I walked my oldest daughter into middle school for the first time recently. That in itself is emotional, but as I walked into the school, I was transported back to my 6th-grade year. PTSD isn’t just something that can happen to soldiers, but to anyone whose been through a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD canContinue reading “Confessions Of A Gold Star Sister”

3 Tips For Improving Brain Fog

It’s been a little quiet here lately; life happened. I’ve been busy keeping my ship from sinking, dumping out water while it’s still spilling in. Being a wife and mom is hard enough, but adding chronic illness to the mix makes it even harder. I’m the ship with a chronic disease, and holes keep springingContinue reading “3 Tips For Improving Brain Fog”

Parenting With A Chronic Illness

Guilt: The Worst Symptom Of Chronic Illness Being a parent is hard; being a parent with a chronic illness seems impossible some days. Mom’s guilt has me all tangled up in her. This monster in my mind is swirling around with all the physical things I can’t do with my children, especially since summer hasContinue reading “Parenting With A Chronic Illness”

Make Your Daughter A Puberty Survival Toolkit

My mom started her first period at a young age, somehow our body’s natural processes have been a taboo topic until more recently. When I started my period my mom offered advice but the topic was still awkward and unhelpful. Generational habits don’t have to be repeated, so I decided to make my daughter aContinue reading “Make Your Daughter A Puberty Survival Toolkit”

The Hidden Toxins On Your Grocery List

Goodbye Toxins, Hello Nature You’re walking through the grocery store (or browsing online for pick-up items like me), you are going about your normal routine. Then you stumble into the cleaning section with the fragrance section right there and we all love our homes to smell good. So it’s easy to add all the airContinue reading “The Hidden Toxins On Your Grocery List”

I Guess I’m Lucky Then

As a kid I knew I always wanted to be a mother, first it was playing with baby dolls then it moved on to watching a baby story on TLC. I would often envision my future and couldn’t wait to experience the miracle of child birth. I became a mother young but, looking back nowContinue reading “I Guess I’m Lucky Then”

Book Review: What Would Frida Kahlo Do?

Book Description A contemporary guide to life, love, and happiness inspired by the extraordinary artist Frida Kahlo. Revered as much for her fierce spirit as she is for her art, Frida Kahlo stands today as a brazen symbol of daring creativity. She was a woman ahead of her time whose paintings have earned her generationsContinue reading “Book Review: What Would Frida Kahlo Do?”

The last Time

This quote stopped me immediately and I re-read it multiple times. Flashes of the “last’s” swirling through my brain like a movie reel. The last time I spoke to a loved one, the last time I picked up my youngest daughter, the last time I was normal- instead of living with chronic illness, depression, andContinue reading “The last Time”

Hello March

Hello March, I humbly ask you take it easy on us. Kids have been out of school again, and they are always hungry. Do these kids ask their teachers for snacks all day? Oh and at the end of the month we’re going to have an 11 year old. This poor kid has missed outContinue reading “Hello March”

Oil Spotlight: Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang essential oil has a permanent spot on my nightstand, inhaling this oil lessens tension and stress plus promotes positive feelings. However, that’s not the reason it stays on my nightstand- weather your having fun alone or with a partner it adds a little warmth to spice things up. Interested in learning a bitContinue reading “Oil Spotlight: Ylang Ylang”