This quote is one that I heard recently in a book called You Are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero. I absolutely love this book. But after doing some research about it, I had come to find that the quoted author of this saying, Tao Te Ching, is said not to have actually said it. And although the author of this quote is debatable, I do like the analogy it ... [ Read More ]
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Most of us just want to know how we can be a happier mom. Yet the majority of us spend our lives searching outside sources to help fill a hole we think we need to fill to "be happy." I get it, I've been there. And through my darkest times, I didn't feel like I deserved happiness. Getting through the heaviness of it all seemed impossible. My life, ... [ Read More ]
Getting over our past isn't easy, especially if we've experienced a lot of trauma. But I've learned the necessary steps to take to get over the past (for good). Not many people know this about me and it sure isn't something I just go around telling people. Because, you know, it's personal. I don't know who my father is. Wow, that was weird to ... [ Read More ]
I look down at my phone and see that I've got a new text, yay! And then I notice that it's from my ex-husband, boo. I almost immediately get anxiety whenever I have to deal with him. Mostly because of our abusive history, but also because he just is not fun to deal with most of the time. I do anything and everything I can to avoid having to do so. ... [ Read More ]
Every year for Christmas my family would get together to celebrate. At that time I had a rather large family. My aunts and uncles, grandparents, my mom and me. I mean, everyone came. And they traveled from long distances just to spend time at our family Christmas gathering. My grandmother was the ringleader of the whole affair. Cooking a ... [ Read More ]