Depression is a Jerk

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I have so much to say and so little motivation to say it. Things to do, but no energy. My to-do list grows exponentially every day that I neglect it until it becomes so overwhelming that it makes my...
I thought I would feel an instant connection with my second baby like I did with my first. I thought I would get to hold my little boy in my arms and feel all the warm fuzzies. I thought...
I recently viewed a TikTok that brought me to tears – and not even laughing tears!  Basically, it was an animation of a figure facing a dark tunnel labeled “UNIVERSITY” and he is asking his personified childhood if he...
To The Mom Who Reached Out: Thank You. I am a chronic over-thinker. I analyze everything- from the things I say,  to the way I look, to the things other people say, and what it all means. This can make...
Almost an entire year of trying to get pregnant and I couldn’t understand why we weren’t.  With all of our other children, I felt like all we had to do was look at each other and we were expecting. ...
If you were to sit around chatting with my kids long enough, one of them would inevitably try to embarrass me by telling you about one of my less than perfect moments. “Did you know my mom once threw...
This week, I jumped down the rabbit hole that was my middle school and high school music playlists. My sweet fourteen-year-old sister-in-law just received a used iPod and all she wanted was some music to listen to on her...
Sure, I kind of stole the title from Rachel Hollis and her awesome book, but I’ve just gotta tell you something that’s been on my mind! I see this almost every time a picture is posted on Facebook or...

Be a Selfish Mom

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I have worked in the beauty industry as a cosmetologist for five years now and something that always amazes me is the stigma of a mom taking time away from her kids to get pampered. I can’t tell you...

I’m Still Afraid of The Dark

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The other night, my 3-year-old whispered to me as I tucked her in, “Mama, I’m afraid of the dark.” This is something I expected, I think most kids are afraid of the dark at some point in their lives,...

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Hidden Adventures: A Day in Rexburg and Surrounding Areas

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Before I knew it, Spring Break had crept up and I hadn’t made any plans for my family. Not a little getaway, not a...