Join Me As I #PrayForTownville

Today has been very emotional. When I tucked my 7 year old into bed tonight I held her a little tighter for a little longer and said an extra prayer for her safety. I have shed many tears today over a situation that didn't involve my children, but it hit really close to home. A photo posted by FOX Carolina News (@foxcarolinanews) on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:22pm PDT The Townville Elementary shooting is now national news. Early this afternoon Ben and I sat in our kitchen eating a late lunch when I took a moment to scroll through Facebook. I scrolled through the usual funny and/or political … [Read more...]

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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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It’s a Stay at Home Kind of Weekend

We have been so busy over the past two weeks with birthdays, holidays, and end of school functions, and it has totally wiped me out. Friday I picked Ellie up from school, made a quick trip to the grocery store, and declared the weekend "Stay Home Weekend". We will venture out Monday for a Memorial Day celebration with our extended family, but until then we're staying home and enjoying the weekend at home...just the four of us. We spent most of the day outside while the kids splashed in the kiddie pool or ran around the yard. There were many adventures through the "secret garden" otherwise … [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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