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Wordless Wednesday Mommy daughter date

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Hello Monday! Sorry, I’ve been in crazy town….

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  Me and my girl getting some girl only quiet time. Just an almost front tooth pulled.  It was big and it hurt.  It still hurts and this was a month ago. My husband took the kids to a froyo trip right before school started.  They love this stuff. We now have a habit of cleaning out the closets about 4 times a year.  We donate the good clothes/shoes to the local women and families shelter.  I started doing this right after reading Jen Hatmaker's book "7".  We are currently still cleaning out storage and the attic and donate furniture and other household items.  It feel good to de-clutter!! My friend Holley just released a devotional called Opening the Door to your God-Sized Dreams. 40 Day of Encouragement for your Heart.  It is such an amazing book and a great follow up and tool to go with her book "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream".  You have to check them both out.  They've change my walk with the lord and even my outlook on life and how God wants to use … [Continue reading...]

Family Photos and Project Life

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Several years ago when my kids were still super small I heard of this photo album called Project Life.  It was a way for a busy mom with young kids to still have time to make a cute photo album.  It seemed so awesome. ***This post is part of a paid campaign with American Crafts, but all opinions are my own.*** I was so freaking excited to get mine in the mail.  The album even came in chevron!!  It was exciting to start on it and catch up on photos.  I chose the Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Core Kit to go with my album.  I LOVE it!  So many varieties!!! Project Life is such super-simple way to scrapbook your photos. It requires no scissors, no glue, no tools and no skills of any kind. This way of scrap-booking is really so simple and easy for either someone who has never done it or someone who loves to scrapbook and has lots of creative ideas to use in it. Michaels carries one of the largest selections of Project Life, including two exclusive core kits and several … [Continue reading...]

I’m jumping into my Mid Thirties HAPPY!

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  I've been having a bunch of health problems and wasn't able to really eat anything on my birthday.  I did get to eat a bite of this cupcake from Whole Foods though. Picked out those beautiful purple roses for myself.  They're my favorite color!!   My parents watched the kids for a whole day the weekend of my birthday.  We first headed to the waterpark.  WOOHOO!   These yummy desserts we got to choose from while we were at Seasons 52 for lunch! Yummy! All in all it was a nice calm birthday and great birthday weekend.   … [Continue reading...]

Being Lonely in Motherhood is Normal

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(Sean, Me, Stephanie, Nicole- Blissdom 2013)   I'm a mother. I'm a wife, a therapist to my autistic son, a cook, a taxi driver, a wiper of noses. I cook and clean the spilled messes.  I'm a rule maker and a referee of fights and arguments. I'm a mother, which makes me all of those things. They are hard things.  Sometimes heartbreaking things. But good comes, it eventually comes. It comes in hugs and kisses and lots of pictures colors wildly and put on my fridge. It also happens to make me lonely. It takes so much from my soul that I feel as though I have nothing to give, nothing is left of me. So when I am down, when I'm rock bottom after a day of very hard mothering, I reach out. I have to.  I have to speak to God, I have to reach out to a friend and tell them I'm in the dark today. I'm lonely.  I'm in the dark alone and really need a friend. I know all mothers feel this way at some point.  It's normal to feel lonely in motherhood. I … [Continue reading...]

Depression sucks but Gods Ok with that

(me last year July 2012- Very Happy!) (Me, last week, in bed.) Wonder where I’ve been? Well you may or may not know that I have Bipolar 2 disorder. Lately it's been sucking the life out of me. Simply put my mania is only really racing thoughts, and feeling that I can be awesome at the dreams I have. (aka they aren’t severe). However, my depression sucks. Yep, depression sucks. And I happen to think God’s ok with that. Last week depression took me to the bottom of the deepest darkest ocean. It took me to dark places I have never known. To a place where time stood still and I was floating as if looking at my life from a distance. It kept me chained to my bed for 3 days. I slept all day and all night. For 3 days. I didn’t want to take care of my children. They took care of me. My husband took care of me. I just laid there. As if warped into a sad deep dark hole that no one could see me in. Where I cried over nothing and returned to the dark despair my life was in. I … [Continue reading...]

Wordless Wednesday – Like Mother Like Son

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Wow my little monkey finally looks like his mama! … [Continue reading...]

Dream BIG Free Printable

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Y'all know I've been on Holly Gerth's God Sized Dream Team. I'm been praying and searching out my dreams....or at least what I thought they've been. God's still working on me and in me on many things. And of course my family and their needs have to come first along with my own health. So keep me and you inspired while we all search for our own dreams...... (CLICK ON THE PRINTABLE TO DOWNLOAD.) … [Continue reading...]