Giving Yourself Permission To Cut Off Toxic Family Members- Because Forgiveness Won’t Change Their Behavior.

I’ve done a pretty great job at making myself and my mental health a priority, especially when it comes to toxic relationships, overall but specifically with family members. I have put in the grueling effort to create boundaries, voice those boundaries, and keep them.

I Miss The Traditions.

It is a gloomy Saturday here in Charlotte NC. My hubby, bless his heart, is out working in this wet muddy weather. So I’m sitting here with a warm cup of coffee, snuggled into a cozy blanket with the kitties cuddled up on the couch cushions. I planned to get so much packing done today… …

Telling Our 5 Year Old That We Are Moving.

Happy Tuesday! It is Tuesday isn’t it? .. Nope just kidding it’s Wednesday. Happy Wednesday! You guys, my days are starting to jumble together as our moving day gets closer and closer. We are officially 2 weeks away. Geeze, even as I say that my brain goes “WHAT”. Time has been flying since we made …

I still miss my EX best-friend.

Just before we moved I closed the final page on a big friendship. It’s been almost a year and I still often miss her. When I hear something funny, talk about glitter, or just have a really weird day… I still often think to myself “she’d get it.” I miss our late night talks, impromptu …

Treading The Unknown, Once Again.

You all know I have been a little absent lately. My mind and body have been going a million miles an hour. I have been picking up a ton of extra hours at work recently due to a stomach bug that has wiped out most of our teachers and children. Here’s to praying that all …

Step-parenting: Learning To Let Them Go.

Tonight, I snuggled my little love bug while we watch a movie, and I become engulfed by so many emotions; Joy, peace, exhaustion, wholeness, indignation, sadness, and everything in between flooded my being in a hot wave. Tomorrow we start the journey it feels like we just made yesterday. Tomorrow we leave our home to …

January; a time for Reflections and Resolutions.

I love January. I love the blank slate and fresh white page visual that comes with it. It approaches gracefully with such astounding peace and excitement. The old has finished and the new is here! However, I am a firm believer in finding the balance of leaving the past behind us while using it in …

Things I learned in our 1st year of Marriage.

I almost cannot believe that a year ago today I had the most perfect wedding to the man of my dreams. Together we have done and accomplished so much in the last year and I could not be more proud of us. This past year, has been hands down my happiest. That being said, I …

Family Values: Creating Intentional Habits now.

I have been doing some deep manifesting and thinking in “long-term mode.” As life seems to move so quickly these days, I find myself asking, is what I am doing now going to benefit me and my family a year from now.. 5 years from now… or even 10 years from now? If yes, great! …

Father’s Day; A New Meaning

Father’s day has always been a complicated day for me, as my relationship with my own father has been anything but stable. I usually walk into the week before with so much anxiety about how to react. I go through the same cycle every. single. year. Do I buy a gift? Should I just go …