A Dream Deferred But Achieved!

20 years ago I was 17 years old and ending my summer vacation learning I was pregnant. An emotionally charged decision was made, and I dropped out of high school. All the ideas and notions I had of working in the legal field were put on the back burner to slow cook. The following year... Continue Reading →

#FamilyLife: How We Socially Distanced Vacation

Socially distanced vacation? While there's a whole pandemic happening outside? Please believe that I'm aware! I understand that taking a social distance vacation during such hectic times is a privilege. If you have the privilege to vacation at this time, and want to do so safely; this article is about that! Elk Springs Resort Hubby... Continue Reading →

33 Lessons in 33 Years

As I reflect on my 33rd year on this planet, I realize I've experienced a lot in a relative short amount of time. Below are 33 lessons I've personally learned in 33 years! 1. Mistakes will be made but they're not to be dwelled upon. 2. Growth is a painful but productive necessity. 3. All... Continue Reading →

There’s No Neat Way

I often separate my depression blog entries from my mommy blog. I mean, parenthood is supposed to be more about the growing pains of family life; how could depression possibly fit into that? Yea. Right. The more things change within my family dynamic I realize I can't really separate these two facets of my life.... Continue Reading →

Life is a Tilt-a-Whirl

Without the option of getting off. That's what I feel like right now. I just gave birth two weeks ago, and surprisingly, I am adjusting pretty well. It's everything else that has my head spinning! Just because you have a baby doesn't mean life slows down so you can keep up. I wish! Within the... Continue Reading →

Pregnant While Depressed

I thought of a million ways to address this subject during the course of my pregnancy. I couldn't figure out a way to broach the subject. Then I reminded myself about how candid I've always been in sharing my battle with mental health  (see this blog) and that this blog post should be no different.... Continue Reading →

What We’ve Learned In Marriage

Today I’m doing something a little different. I was committed to the idea of sharing how I’ve learned so much through marriage, but I felt like the story would be incomplete without the input of the very person I am married to. I’d like to extend a warm welcome and introduction to my best friend... Continue Reading →

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