We Waited Five Years to Have our Second Baby, Because our First was so Strong-Willed

When I was younger, and dreamed of being a wife and mother; I always wanted a big family. I wanted a minimum of five kids. After all, my mother is the youngest of ten children. Years passed and I met my husband. He wanted however many kids that I wanted. After several years of teachingContinue reading “We Waited Five Years to Have our Second Baby, Because our First was so Strong-Willed”

The mind of Anxiety: Deep Breaths… in Through the Nose, out Through the Mouth

Deep breaths… in through the nose, out through the mouth. My heart is pounding out of my chest. My head feels like it’s going to explode. I’ve taken a shower, swallowed the maximum capacity of Motrin for the day, and I still can’t seem to feel better. I literally just left the doctor’s office. I’mContinue reading “The mind of Anxiety: Deep Breaths… in Through the Nose, out Through the Mouth”

Dear Husband, Thank You for Everything You Do

Dear Husband, Thank you! You are always picking up where I left off. Even when you only had two hours of sleep, you still get your work done during the day, do your part around the house, and spend time with the boys. In these uncertain and desperate times, this is the consistency that IContinue reading “Dear Husband, Thank You for Everything You Do”

Mental Health is More Important than Academics

Countless times throughout this pandemic and quarantine I’ve heard “But they will fall behind.” This is in reference to all the kids currently missing physical school. Here’s the thing, the entire World is going through the very same situation. As far as students not being in school, there has been a huge setback for everyone.Continue reading “Mental Health is More Important than Academics”

Healthcare Workers: I Know it’s Your Job, but Thank You!

Dear Healthcare Workers, While I’m at home quarantined with my family, you have to leave yours. Some of you have chosen to live somewhere else until this nightmare ends, in order to protect the ones you love the most. You give deep kisses and long warm hugs, not knowing if you’ll be able to doContinue reading “Healthcare Workers: I Know it’s Your Job, but Thank You!”

Teachers: Giving Their All Even When the World is Crumbling Around Them

We, as humans, are not meant to do multiple mutually exclusive activities at once. As a mother, I often multitask; but to do a full time job, homeschool, take care of the kids, and take care of the house is a lot more than we all bargained for. Many teachers are currently having to doContinue reading “Teachers: Giving Their All Even When the World is Crumbling Around Them”

Quarantine Family Bucket List

While most adults are working from home and kids are doing schoolwork from their teachers. There is still opportunity to do some things that our normal (non-quarantined) lives don’t always allow. With the extra time in a confined space with your loved ones; why not make and complete a bucket list? The bucket list IContinue reading “Quarantine Family Bucket List”

How to NOT to Lose Your Cool While at Home with Kids

The truth is I’m not entirely sure how to NOT lose my cool, but I have some pointers that may help. If I’m being extra honest with myself, I started losing my cool the minute I read the the email saying that my son’s school was closed for two weeks. Then before those two weeksContinue reading “How to NOT to Lose Your Cool While at Home with Kids”

12 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Physically and Mentally When You’re Stuck at Home

About seventy-five percent of the days (since we’ve been Social Distancing ourselves) I’ve been wearing pajamas. As comfortable as that seems, it can definitely bring on depression and anxiety for me. It makes me feel extra trapped and without any real plans. When I get the opportunity to shower, get dressed (even if it’s onlyContinue reading “12 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Physically and Mentally When You’re Stuck at Home”