It’s A Wonderful Life – Our 2019 Adventure

I am sure I am not the only person that never watched the age old classic It’s a Wonderful Life until they were well into their 30’s.  This Christmas season I finally sat down and watched this entire movie from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen the movie, I am totally going to spoil…

To Act Or Be Acted Upon – Our Gift of Agency

I had to pretend I was writing a 5 minute talk for my religion class this past semester.  I worked really hard on this talk, only to find out, it was over twice as long as it was supposed to be! I sent my instructor the Reader’s Digest Version, but I wanted to share the…

Mom Advice: Just Keep Smiling :)

I know it is hard to find the strength to smile when life feels like a never ending string of demands, but keep doing it. Hold your head up in confidence even if others think you should be doing it differently. You are doing your best. Believe it. You ARE enough. It is OK that…

Episode 7: LET IT GO – How to Survive Cynicism

Sometimes you get stuck in your cynicism and feel like everyone around you is being fake, lacks genuine concern or is even being judgmental. Step back and ask yourself: What are you doing to keep it real? Are you being open and honest about where you are at in your life? Or do you prefer…

Episode 6: Surviving When Life Get’s Hard

Podcast note: I DID NOT EDIT my podcast.  I would never have gotten it out to you if I had.  So enjoy the ‘ums’ and my 3 yr old hanging out with me in the background. You’re welcome   Time moves differently when you’re raising kids! Life is no longer lived by the day, but…

It’s Time

It’s been a year. More than a year since I have been comfortable having an online presence.  Let me tell you why. Ok but first, let me pre-empt this post by explaining that I am healing from a mild concussion.  How did I get this you ask? Well, we are EXHAUSTED really tired parents dealing with an 18…

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED! I am a total MESS when it comes to hearing the stories of others that are in the same shoes I USED to be in.  Depressed, unhappy with my body, tired, in PAIN… The list goes ON!!! I was 24 (On the left), a total wreck, and I could barely keep up with…

My Personal Struggle with Modesty PART 2

A few days ago I posted all about my internal struggle with the PHYSICAL aspect of Modesty as I was brought up to understand it as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a result, I had SO MANY people reach out to me personally to tell me of their…

Episode 5: Finding Happiness in Motherhood: The Love Of Learning

Being a mom can feel terribly thankless and overwhelming.  This is a job you have to find fulfillment in ALL on your own.  Of course, almost ANY profession calls for some inner reflection from time to time, but the world doesn’t really allow for encouragement to stay at home moms, and it most certainly doesn’t…

Episode 2: Self – Reliance Doesn’t Mean You ONLY Rely on YOURSELF!

  It took me a LONG time to learn what Self-Reliance actually meant.  Society paints a picture that we need to be totally independent, and asking others for help shows weakness!  NOT. THE. CASE! Being Self-Reliant means knowing yourself well enough to know your limits. It means knowing what you need to regain balance. It…