In a previous post, I mentioned having some changes to my schedule. What I didn't mention, is that a good chunk of these changes in my schedule have been happening due to my schedule changing with the kids. Wow, that was a mouthful. I'll just be honest and say, the first week of the change … Continue reading Change: Part II.
I'm not one for being standoff-ish. It's come to a point where I've just had to stick up for me. Set my boundaries and take care of myself [and mental health] FIRST. It's been a few months already being more firm with boundaries with the ex-husband. As time goes on and we have less interaction, … Continue reading Boundaries V.
Howdy y'all. For today's post I'll be taking you through another "day in the life" of one of my work/ kid free days. Mondays used to be my busiest day, but now I'm off. I figured I'd give you a snippet into one of my Tuesdays since it shifted to a more busy day for … Continue reading DITL: Tuesday Work [+Kid Free] Day.
I honestly didn't think it was going to be easy; well as easy as it was. But for the most part, taking my first "solo" vacation to Great Wolf Lodge was a success. Granted it was one overnight stay but I was proud of how well behaved they were. Sure there were "some moments," but for … Continue reading First Solo Vacation w/ Three Kids.
I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this here but, you MIGHT not know this about me: I'm gluten intolerant. Well, okay it looks like I did VAGUELY in THIS post. I was having severe digestive issues in 2009-2011 during my weight loss journey. The culprit? I was eating things that were apparently my allergens … Continue reading Compromising My Health.
I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to post this. The person I was in a previously relationship had somewhat "moved in" with me. I had JUST redefined my space to accommodate us as a "family of seven." It took me a few days to get the process started but eventually I got off my butt … Continue reading My Minimalist Home; Again.
I've been a bit M.I.A, simply because I did not know what to say. The relationship that I was previously in ended and I shelled up with my thoughts. I started realizing that I was falling back into the same toxic patterns as with my ex-husband. I OVER give people the benefit of the doubt. … Continue reading Old Patterns.
School officially starts today for my oldest. I can't believe I have a first grader. Not sure why Kindergarten didn't hit me (probably because of Covid), but first grade is giving me all the sad feels. We did a bit of back to school shopping and I did some major labeling this past weekend as … Continue reading So It Begins.
Today, I have a guest post to share with you. Leslie over at Well Parents, reached in sharing a post for single parents. As a single parent myself, it is important to have plenty of resources handy, especially if you are new to it and are in need of support. Without further ado, here is … Continue reading Single Parents and How to Meet Their Many Challenges (Guest Post).
We can't chose what triggers us, only how we respond to it. That's the thing about trauma (no matter how severe). There are always things that are going to trigger you - it can literally be the slightest thing. Most days, I can feel triggered and know that I am about to go downhill and … Continue reading Trigger.