Easy Elf Shenanigans for Everyone!

For the past 7 years I’ve been doing the “Elf on the Shelf” tradition with my kids. I didn’t really get too into the fun and creative ideas until my older son turned 3. That’s when he really understood the concept and was super excited to find his elf, Tootie Fuss every morning. There wereContinue reading “Easy Elf Shenanigans for Everyone!”

How my Children Saved Me from my OCD

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and shades of purple. Then black, white, and dresses. That’s how my closet was organized for years. There was a special spot for jeans and dress pants as well. I had a precise system for my 60 plus pairs of shoes too. They laid strategically upon shoe racks in orderContinue reading “How my Children Saved Me from my OCD”

The Feeling of Fall

While others dread the ending of Summer; I have always loved the familiarity and the possibility that those cooler temperatures bring. It’s more than apples, pumpkins, and a wardrobe change. It’s the essence of nostalgia. It’s a chance to start fresh with structure and grace. As a child, the new school year always made meContinue reading “The Feeling of Fall”

10 Tools to Help you Find your Happiness : Mental Health Awareness

We’re all treading water in the middle of the deep blue ocean waiting for a rescue helicopter or ship to save us. However, some of us have rafts, floats, or floating debris to grab a hold of. Then there are some of us constantly using our overly exerted arms and legs to stay afloat. EventuallyContinue reading “10 Tools to Help you Find your Happiness : Mental Health Awareness”

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”