Only just a handful of days left until my most favorite time of the year! Pumpkins and mums, football and scarves, leggings and flannel, coffee and well... more coffee, and most importantly of all.. it's time for the Canton Flea Market y'all. -I think it's something about the excitement of something new, something laid back, … Continue reading Is It Fall Yet?
I wish someone would have told me. I wish I would have thought to prepare myself. I didn't expect to carry the weight of the circumstances on me like bricks around my neck. I wish I could have known the line I was standing in was to one of the worst roller coasters I could … Continue reading I Chose This Life… but That Doesn’t Make It Easy.
For nine long, painful years, my husband and I attempted to conceive. It was the most heartbreaking journey I have ever been on. I lost friends. I lost hope. Somewhere, I even lost myself. When you are so desperate to conceive and are unable to, it can become a very lonely journey. Everyone wants to … Continue reading
I’m married! We’ve been married for just over 10 years. You’ll hear me talk about the husband a good bit I’m sure. Most of my life revolves around taking care of him as much as he swears it doesn’t. He forgot how to do anything in this house the day we got married!We have 2 … Continue reading 10 Things About Me
I graduated from East. I earned my associates degree. There was no hoopla.There were no tacky balloons. There was no cheering. There was no "I'm so proud" moments. I never walked across the stage. I graduated and that's what was important. I received my diploma in the mail and felt really awkward when my husband … Continue reading It’s Not Time to Celebrate. I’m Not Done YET!
So, following up my Things to Never Say to Someone TTC post a year or so ago... here's my updated version for foster parents! I could NEVER foster like that. I'd get to attached. Please realize how this comes across the men and women that get attached every single day to these amazing kids. … Continue reading 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Foster Parent…
My weight doesn't bother me. I'm never speaking to her again. I'm not going to compare myself to others. I don't care what they are doing with their life. I'm REALLY happy. Why do we tell ourselves this stuff? Why do we proclaim things we know are bs? I'm never eating carbs again? Really? Because … Continue reading Lies BS and other Things We Tell Ourselves
Growing up I always expected to work for the big company. You had better pay, better hours, better benefits. I was taught you buy food at the grocery store and could trust the men in the back cutting your meat, or the ladies in the bakery making your bread. We were so excited when Walmart … Continue reading Simple Ways
Somewhere along the social media line, we lost the ability to hold a conversation. Perhaps it's a part of the technology generation that we no longer feel the need for small talk. Instead of "Hey! How have you been? Oh that's wonderful. What's going on in your life?" And actually caring what the other person … Continue reading The Lost Art of Conversation