Confessions Of A Gold Star Sister

I walked my oldest daughter into middle school for the first time recently. That in itself is emotional, but as I walked into the school, I was transported back to my 6th-grade year. PTSD isn’t just something that can happen to soldiers, but to anyone whose been through a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD canContinue reading “Confessions Of A Gold Star Sister”

3 Tips For Improving Brain Fog

It’s been a little quiet here lately; life happened. I’ve been busy keeping my ship from sinking, dumping out water while it’s still spilling in. Being a wife and mom is hard enough, but adding chronic illness to the mix makes it even harder. I’m the ship with a chronic disease, and holes keep springingContinue reading “3 Tips For Improving Brain Fog”

Parenting With A Chronic Illness

Guilt: The Worst Symptom Of Chronic Illness Being a parent is hard; being a parent with a chronic illness seems impossible some days. Mom’s guilt has me all tangled up in her. This monster in my mind is swirling around with all the physical things I can’t do with my children, especially since summer hasContinue reading “Parenting With A Chronic Illness”

Make Your Daughter A Puberty Survival Toolkit

My mom started her first period at a young age, somehow our body’s natural processes have been a taboo topic until more recently. When I started my period my mom offered advice but the topic was still awkward and unhelpful. Generational habits don’t have to be repeated, so I decided to make my daughter aContinue reading “Make Your Daughter A Puberty Survival Toolkit”

Summer Boho Farmhouse Dining Room

Schools out, our pool is almost ready, and summer is here although unofficially. I did a little redecorating in the dining room, shopping my own house to change around my decor. Changing out your decor and using stuff you already have saves money and it gives you a chance to dust/clean while rearranging. When IContinue reading “Summer Boho Farmhouse Dining Room”

Stop Saying Happy Memorial Day

As Memorial Day approaches my inbox, mailbox, ad’s, and social media posts are filled with Happy Memorial day sales and advertisements. Memorial Day [noun]: A day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. Memorial Day for most consists of long weekends, BBQ’s, and the unofficial start of summer. Through the yearsContinue reading “Stop Saying Happy Memorial Day”

The Hidden Toxins On Your Grocery List

Goodbye Toxins, Hello Nature You’re walking through the grocery store (or browsing online for pick-up items like me), you are going about your normal routine. Then you stumble into the cleaning section with the fragrance section right there and we all love our homes to smell good. So it’s easy to add all the airContinue reading “The Hidden Toxins On Your Grocery List”

5 Ways To Become Your Own Health Advocate

If you would have told me two years ago that I would be sitting here writing about being your own health advocate, I would have probably laughed. I doubt most people even think about this topic, I know I didn’t until I had to become one. The Beginning Of My Health Journey: What first startedContinue reading “5 Ways To Become Your Own Health Advocate”

Hello May! Time To Bloom

I am so excited that Spring has sprung. Everything is blooming, my cut flower sprouts are almost ready for outdoor transfer plus I love having my hands in the dirt. With blooming flowers and trees, pollen problems have lots of people feeling yucky. Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint in a diffuser or capsule can help, addContinue reading “Hello May! Time To Bloom”

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