You Don’t Think It Will Happen to You, Then it Does

I sat down to write this post so many times over the last few weeks, and each time I found myself struggling to move my thoughts from my head to the keyboard. The 6 saved drafts and countless deleted posts are a testament to where my mind has been. The last month has been a struggle for us as we were hit with unforeseen news that changed not just our Summer plans, but our family's life plan. My wonderful husband, Ben, walked into our doctor's office in the middle of June for a routine followup on a blood pressure medication change and pulled abdominal muscle. Neither of us could have ever … [Read more...]

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When my Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like I’m a Bad Mom

My life over the last week has been very befitting of my blog title. I feel like I'm living in a constant brain fog that I just can't seem to break free from at the moment. I haven't been able to concentrate on much of anything lately, my anxiety has been brewing up a nasty storm inside me, and my list of things I had planned for the girls and I went straight out the window. Some days have been harder than others, but I have tried my best. When the smallest things become the biggest worries... My daughter's last day of Kindergarten was on Thursday of last week. I printed out the cute little … [Read more...]

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Loving My Body Through Chronic Pain

I know I'm not the only person out there who feels a lot younger than they actually are. Don't get me wrong, even though I'm creeping up on the mid-30's mark, I'm happy with my age. Like many young women, I dreaded hitting 30 and at one point I felt like it was the end of life as I know it. Yes, a little drama queen-ish, but I admit I do have those moments on rare occasions, although my husband might as they happen a little more frequently. But, something happened when I started venturing through my 30's. For the first time in my life I found myself truly happy with my body. And, honestly, … [Read more...]

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Migraine Monday & A Lesson From My Daughter

I wake up most Monday mornings with a plan. As I drink my coffee I tell myself this week is going to be different. I'm going to finally tackle one of the many Pinterest projects I'm dieing to do. I'm going to finally clean out the mud room so it can be used for something other than housing junk. I'm going to accomplish something. And like so many other Monday mornings, my week didn't start as planned. I spent most of the morning battling with my almost threenager with major attitude because she thought the bananas I just bought needed to be peeled, squished, and smeared across her bedroom … [Read more...]

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Spring Cleaning: What is Hiding in Your Rugs?

Winter is officially over, and Spring is in full swing making it a great time to officially start your list of spring cleaning tasks around your home. If you have the desire to bust out the Spring cleaning, but you’re still struggling with where exactly to get things started, use this Ahdoot Oriental Rugs infographic to inspire you to do your Spring cleaning dusting and rug cleaning. Most of us already know rugs harbor all kinds of yucky stuff, but some of these statistics are alarming! So, what is hiding in your rugs? My rugs are definitely the next thing on my Spring cleaning list, … [Read more...]

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