When the Little Things Feel Like Big Things….

….I’ve got to share. I actually meant to share a few days ago but I’ve been so exhausted and side tracked by a million other things. So, as I’ve shared on this blog before, I’m sure you guys have picked up by now that me and my preteen are going thru a bit of a…

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DIY: Puffy Paint

For months I’d been saying I was going to try to make Puffy Paint with my kids. Problem was, I kept putting it off because of things like…you know…procrastination. I’d seen it on a blog somewhere and immediately thought “O that looks fun.” But as I googled puffy paint I kept coming across all these…

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Mother

It dawned on me once again today (because I have this epiphany every few months, especially on the heels of an emotional binge) that I am becoming more and more like my mother. I don’t mean traits and habits though I’m sure there’s enough present to guarantee I’m going that route. But I mean, my…

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I Started to Blog Something Different

But then today changed everything! I received an invitation the other day for my son’s Honor Roll Ceremony, so I knew he had done well. I mean I just got his report card and he made straight A’s. I’d been particularly proud of he and his sister because they’ve been doing EXCEPTIONALLY well in their…

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The Gratitude Jar

So, as I’ve mentioned many times before, I struggle with depression. The other day while I was on Facebook a friend left a comment on one of my statuses and it gave me an idea. She said something to the effect of: “Drop that in your gratitude jar!” And it was like my brilliant bulb…

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A Million Thoughts, Laundry & Sleepy Time Tea

I simply can’t believe how quick this weekend seemed to fly by. It’s already about to be Sunday and poof before we know it Monday will have arrived. Today was one not spent being as productive as I could be in the earlier part of my day. I didn’t wake up until 1:30 this afternoon.…

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DIY Friday: Making Soft PlayDoh

So it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a DIY item. I know, I know; I am slacking. So, to make up for my lack of staying on task, over the next few days I will be sharing a few crafts I’ve done with the children over vacation. Today’s craft is making soft playdoh. Now, follow…

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2014 in Review

I tend to hate the whole NYE thing; it’s always rife with stereotypical new year new me rhetoric that I personally hate. This year was definitely one that proved to be a combination of things for me; mostly emotionally, which I guess is to be expected when you deal with major depression. I lost 2…

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To Work or Not to Work? That is the Question…

So I’ve been at this stay at home thing for less than a year and already I’m contemplating my return to work. I know I know, this may seem like a cop-out but I promise it’s not. Financially, all the responsibility lies on my husband to pay the bills and while that’s noble, it doesn’t…

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Parenting While Battling Depression

Original Article Found Here Parenting is a job that requires around the clock commitment. At no time as a parent am I allowed to “clock out” so to speak. Even while these descendants of mine sleep; I am most likely busy preparing things for them the next day, or plotting and planning their schedules. It’s…

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