THE Move.

Well, world… We have some news… We’re… MOVING! Like, for real moving. Not just houses. Not just cities. We’re moving STATES. We’re moving TIME ZONES. Mike accepted a position in Illinois!! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ˜πŸ’› Before you get all concerned… We’re moving to rural Illinois. Very slow paced. Lots of corn and soy beans. 🌽 *Insert crazy look…

Did I just say that?

Lucas received a gift at Sunday school today and I’m over here bawling. I couldn’t have asked for a better place that meets all our families needs/wants/desires. For those of you who know, it’s been a struggle for me to find a place of worship. Mike is as Catholic as they come and I just…

SLOW DOWN.

Last day of month calls for my monthly reflection in this season I’m in… There is one thing I keep hearing from the experienced parents out there.. πŸ›‘ Slow down. πŸ›‘ I totally agree with it. I totally want to take action. I totally try to. Yet, I still find myself rushing. I find myself…

My Secret No More.

It’s the last day of June, so it’s time for my lesson post! This month has been more of a prideful month. I’m so proud of my progress as a human being. My mental health has been something I’ve really noticed this month. When I had Lucas, I lost myself. I tried so hard to…

Another Hit

My husband rolled his ankle today… It was another hit for this crew. I’m already exhausted and haggard trying to do all this stuff alone while my guy goes through a trench healing old wounds. So it’s the weekend. It’s my β€œday off” aka life with another adult around because being a parent never stops….

Breathe.

Well, I’m two days into June and have yet posted what I’ve learned in May. This is my life in a nutshell. Late to the party, tired, and trying to gather all my thoughts. πŸ™ƒπŸ€ͺ This last month I learned one thing. And one thing only. Breathe. Yes, just breathe. I’ve had to remind myself…

Grace. LOTS of it.

Only one primary lesson I’ve learned this month… GRACE. A whole bunch of it. Specifically to MYSELF. Pre-Benjamin, I struggled to keep up with Lucas. I felt guilty that I needed to sit down often, that I couldn’t get on the floor easily anymore, and that I needed a daily nap because I was TIRED….

Gratitude

It’s the last day of March and it’s time for my monthly lessons and refinement update. This month I’ve really been focusing on things to be grateful for. Seriously. Every meal I’ve been able to provide for my family. Every bill we were able to pay. Every item in the house we have that makes…

Order.

I sit here and think about this last month as I reflect from my monthly refinement… This month went by so quickly. I’ve been in the lowest of the low mentally this month. I’ve gone through some serious homesickness. I’ve missed my friends so badly. I’ve missed my old house more than ever. Not the…

Drowning.

Last day of the month calls for my monthly lesson update. It feels like an eternity since I’ve done this. Although, it has only been a month! One month. Last month at this time I was in Washington. I was comfortable. Yearning for more, but comfortable. I had my supportive friends and community. Today, I’m…