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Foggy Mornings and Depression

𝑰 π’…π’Šπ’…π’β€™π’• π’„π’π’Žπ’† π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” 𝒇𝒂𝒓 𝒕𝒐 π’π’π’π’š π’„π’π’Žπ’† π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” 𝒇𝒂𝒓. I drove through the fog this morning on my way to work, feeling dazed and off-kilter. In places it was so dense I could barely see past the hood of my car. I made out the edges of the country road and anxiously searched outContinue reading “Foggy Mornings and Depression”

Sparklers and Shenanigans

Sparklers, glowstick parties, shenanigans, and backyard fireworks just might become our new 4th of July tradition. Did you start any new traditions this year? β €β €It never ceases to amaze me how Luke arranges shenanigans and convince me to go along with it all. With roughly 35 people in our yard to enjoy it, the fireworkContinue reading “Sparklers and Shenanigans”

Grocery Shopping Tips

Not that long ago, we lived paycheck to barely paycheck. One way I trimmed our budget was by monthly menu planning and very carefully planning my biweekly grocery shopping trips. β € It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite grocery shopping and budgeting tips.β €β €1) Shop your shelves and then plan your mealsContinue reading “Grocery Shopping Tips”

Sleep – How I’ve Missed You!

From reverse cycling (nursing all night because she refused bottles at daycare) to being failure to thrive to plain old bad sleep habits, Frankie rarely slept through the night in the past 4 years. β €β €When I started the gentle sleep training journey with her a month ago, I quickly found that she settled down fasterContinue reading “Sleep – How I’ve Missed You!”

Just Do The Next Right Thing

Someone with anxiety doesn’t live life just thinking about the what if’s. We feel this impending sense of doom, knowing the other shoe will drop the next time they turn around. Constantly living in a state of fight or flight, imagining the worst scenario and overthinking a way out.β €

My Ode To Tacos

I could go on forever about my love of Mexican food; tacos, fajitas, quesadillas – I’m here for all of them. Some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had came from a sketchy little restaurant on a Casa Grande, Arizona side street way back in 2016. I still dream about that meal. .  Continue reading “My Ode To Tacos”

Maternal Mental Health Week

Maternal Mental Health Disorders, they take the color out of life. For several years, I suffered quietly through the pain and stigma of postpartum depression and anxiety. I knew there was something “wrong with me” but I was afraid to voice my thoughts. The overwhelming anxiety had convinced me that if I shared my concernsContinue reading “Maternal Mental Health Week”