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Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

The best saltwater taffy in the entire world comes from a little store called The Taffy Shop in Estes Park, Colorado. In the window sits an old-fashioned machine with rotating arms that pull the taffy. It stretches the taffy into ropes of pastel sugary sweetness, which droops down and is then picked up by another … Continue reading Stretched to the Max and Trying to Make Time for Self-Care

How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

What is stress? Stress is your body's physiological reaction to outside factors. There are many causes of stress in our everyday lives. Stress is a normal function in the life of every person, but some people handle it differently than others. There will most likely never be a time in our lives where we have … Continue reading How Stress Can Negatively Affect a Relationship – and How to Fight It.

Momumental Mothers #5: Merrel

I DECIDED TO CREATE MOMUMENTAL MOTHERS TO CELEBRATE WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. EACH OF THE WOMEN I WILL FEATURE ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE ALL UNITED IN MOTHERHOOD. I am excited to share a very sweet lady with you today. Merrel and I met through our blogs on WordPress and became friends on … Continue reading Momumental Mothers #5: Merrel

The View From Rock Bottom

Today I feel like shit. I'm not going to sugarcoat it.  I've done it. I have hit a new low. Today is casual Friday at work, where we are allowed to wear jeans with a shirt embroidered with our company logo. This morning I put on my only clean pair of jeans and to my … Continue reading The View From Rock Bottom

Mommin’ and Feeling Out of Sorts

This past week I have been grumpy and grouchy. Tired. Upset when the kids seem to plan together to do exactly the opposite of what I say. Bored with being at home all weekend. Having baby fever and then looking at my children's baby photos and crying because they've already grown up so fast. Jealous … Continue reading Mommin’ and Feeling Out of Sorts

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One of the Three Constants: Change

There are only a few things in life that are truly constant: death, taxes, and change. I have been thinking a lot about change. Change is inevitable. Change is constant. - Benjamin Disraeli Change is a constant in life that is expected but can be surprising at times when it occurs. Depending on your perspective, it could … Continue reading One of the Three Constants: Change

Confronting my Own Mortality

“Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath, From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud- Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?” ― William Knox My husband and I will soon be taking an overnight out of … Continue reading Confronting my Own Mortality

When the Image in the Mirror Doesn’t Match the Image on the Camera – or Ways to Appear Confident When You Are Not

I had planned to put together a post about how to appear confident even when you don't feel it. As I was trying to put my son to sleep yesterday afternoon I was composing it in my head, thinking, this sounds good; it should be pretty quick to write. I made mental notes about what … Continue reading When the Image in the Mirror Doesn’t Match the Image on the Camera – or Ways to Appear Confident When You Are Not

13 Secrets I Use to Keep my House Clean

I have two kids and a husband. It goes without saying that my house would look like the perfect storm had hit (AKA hurricane Abby and tropical storm Oscar) if I let it. One thing I can't stand is a messy house or a full house. Disorganization and stuff everywhere drives me crazy. If you … Continue reading 13 Secrets I Use to Keep my House Clean

Living with Anxiety and Changing my Perspective for my Kids

By now most of you probably know that I have anxiety.  It is something that has been with me all of my life. Social anxiety is how it manifested; I spent many of my school years quiet as a mouse, observing everything but only speaking in situations I was comfortable with.  "Sarah's such a good … Continue reading Living with Anxiety and Changing my Perspective for my Kids