Anxiety, Crafts, Family

Stress Balls That Kids Can Make

  I know this is going to come as a massive shock to most of you but since September, I have been educating¬†our congregation's youth (or yutes) as a Sunday School teacher.   I know, it's almost shocking to myself as well. To make you feel better, it's an every other week gig and the… Continue reading Stress Balls That Kids Can Make

therapy, puzzle pieces. anxiety
Anxiety, Life, Marriage, Motherhood

I’m In Therapy

    I feel so Seinfeld, so Mad About You, so oh I don't know, Diane Keaton movie about living in New York City and having a mysterious and very interesting life, right now. Remember when going to therapy meant you were rich? Or lived in the big city? Or were a nutjob? It doesn't… Continue reading I’m In Therapy

teenagers, family, children, motherhood
Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago

dessert quesadillas
Food, Humor, Link Party

Dessert Quesadillas Because Stress

When I have a stressful week, I eat my feelings. Which works well for you because that means I will end up making a recipe and sharing it. One morning I was packing Ella's lunch and made her sandwich on a flour tortilla instead of her usual bread to shake things up a bit. I… Continue reading Dessert Quesadillas Because Stress

Family, Link Party

My Top 10 Favorite Children’s Books

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyLiteracyStory #DGMyStoryEntry #CollectiveBias     When Anna (now 17) was little, I would put her in her stroller and we would go for daily walks, weather permitting. Sometimes we would go to the park just down the street… Continue reading My Top 10 Favorite Children’s Books