My Self-care Wishlist

When I look back on each day, the one thing I see that I skimp on more than anything is self-care. I take care of the needs of others and often neglect caring for myself. I don't take enough time to relax. I don't get enough sleep. I don't eat a healthy enough diet. I … Continue reading My Self-care Wishlist


I Miss my Little People

Today I stayed home from work because I have had a migraine and stomach troubles. I thought being home alone with the children at their grandparents' house would be a chance to sleep, rest, and recharge, without the chaos of a three-year-old and a one-year-old running wild about the house. As I lay in bed … Continue reading I Miss my Little People

Too Much to do, Too Little Time

I always keep the door to my bedroom shut. This is because my room is a mess. While, most of the time, my house is generally in order, at any given moment my bedroom is a mess. My dresser has piles of stuff on top: jewelry, photos needing placed in albums, hair ties, random junk … Continue reading Too Much to do, Too Little Time

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Out of all the people in the world, I think moms are the worst at taking care of themselves. It is easy to see why; we spend so much time taking care of others that we don't have time, forget, or can't do some things to take care of ourselves. Usually it is unintentional, at … Continue reading Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Boom! BonLogic Shower Bombs

A couple weeks ago my sister Rachel and I were talking on the phone and I mentioned that I would love a massage (*hint, hint* sister who studied massage therapy) because I had some muscles on the right side of my neck and shoulders that have been painfully tight and causing headaches for weeks. She … Continue reading Boom! BonLogic Shower Bombs

Mom Confessions

8:00 p.m. bedtime comes early once in a while to same Mom's sanity. I'm not sure what we'll do when they learn to tell time. Sometimes I fake having to pee just so I can have a minute or two to myself. Sorry kid, most of your Halloween candy was eaten by me. You don't … Continue reading Mom Confessions

Mom Needs a Vacation

Mom needs a vacation. Or maybe just fifteen minutes locked alone in the quiet bathroom. I will take what I can get. It seems lately I am one step away from losing my shit. I keep waiting for that one thing each day that will send me over the edge. If you see me sitting … Continue reading Mom Needs a Vacation

Alone Time

I used to be able to spend hours painting or crafting.  I would devour books by the dozens.  I could take off on a whim and have fun weeding through the racks at Goodwill.  I could come home from work and take a nap if I had a migraine.  Weekend afternoons were spent on long, … Continue reading Alone Time