the ME I don’t want to be

There is a version of me that I do not want to be. Several, to be honest. The me I like least is anxious me. I obsess. I over-analyze. I over-empathize. I am overly-afraid. I over-share. Over-burden others. I get overly frustrated. And on the list goes... I do not like this me. This me … Continue reading the ME I don’t want to be

1,000 thanks (part 6)

I've been slow to complete this 100.... The past two months have felt tough for me.  I've dipped into some pretty dark places and probably working on my list would have helped!  With spring in the air I feel a new wave of grace for myself and our family.  It seems in life more stressful … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 6)

1,000 thanks (part 5)

Here goes part 5 of my list of 1,000 thanks. the more I take time for this list, the more I love this practice. My realization this week as I look at my list, I have room for more love. There is always room for more. ❤️❤️ 500. Two boys snuggle in bed with me … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 5)

1,000 Thanks – Part 3

And the list continues my friends.  It's getting harder to put to words the things that make my days richer.  One of the many reasons I'm loving this practice.  There have been many times I've sat down feeling completely overwhelmed opened my phone and thought back through my day and added to this list.  After … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks – Part 3

1,000 Gifts – Part 2

I set the goal to write a list of 1,000 things I'm thankful for. I was inspired by this book. Here goes part 2 of my list, numbers 101-200.  Already I've had to look a little more closely to see the gifts in my day to day.  I'm loving the perspective this practice brings me, helping me … Continue reading 1,000 Gifts – Part 2

1,000 Thanks – Part 1

I recently read 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp and I LOVED IT (FYI this is not a sponsored post). I seriously loved it so much, I think everyone should read it. I was inspired to begin my own list of 1,000 gifts that I am thankful for.  This is part one of the list, I'm going to … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks – Part 1

It’s okay to be alone

It's okay to be alone.  This the the thought that I've been pondering the past year or so.  Since having kids anxiety has washed over me for many different reasons.  Some triggers have felt very real and imminent. Like after bullets ripped through our first home, inches from where my firstborn lay asleep.  Other times … Continue reading It’s okay to be alone

My Struggle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

I've been thinking a lot about how to write about my story with postpartum depression and anxiety over the past few years for a little while and honestly I don't know where to start.  Trying to convey the details of this web that tangled me up amidst these joy filled years feels a little overwhelming. … Continue reading My Struggle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety