The Unedited Version of Myself and the Ever Present Struggle to Compare

I go to bed with my makeup on. I wear a size 12. I have wide, less than beautiful feet with inherited bunion problems. My house is often a chaotic and disorganized mess. I hate doing the dishes. I kill plants. I am not a morning person and read my Bible in the afternoon rather … Continue reading The Unedited Version of Myself and the Ever Present Struggle to Compare

Is This Even Worth It?! Two Tales of Taking Young Children To Church

It was a Sunday morning in the not so distant past and I took our 3 children by myself to church. Lately this has been the case as my husband works night shift as a correctional officer and is sometimes mandated to work an extra shift that happens to fall on Sunday morning. This means … Continue reading Is This Even Worth It?! Two Tales of Taking Young Children To Church

Life in Newton

We spent the night before our move at a hotel in Newton and Matt woke up early the next day to drive to Altoona to meet up with a few friends at our storage units and load everything up in the largest Uhaul available. I took the kids out to breakfast for confetti pancakes at … Continue reading Life in Newton

Changing the Way We Talk and Think About Mental Health

“Looney bin.” “Insane asylum.” “He/she has a screw loose.” “It’s all in your head.” “Worry wart.” “Nervous Nelly.” These are some common terms and phrases I’ve heard used to describe a mental health institute or someone dealing with a mental health struggle. They don’t sound particularly positive, do they? They infer that the place where … Continue reading Changing the Way We Talk and Think About Mental Health

SAHM’s & Working Mamas: A Survey of the Blessings & Challenges of Each

I have been a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) for 8 months and was a working mom for almost 4 years beforehand. I have held both titles and have experienced the blessings and challenges of each. My experiences in being both a SAHM and a working mom have sparked my interest in the experiences of other SAH and … Continue reading SAHM’s & Working Mamas: A Survey of the Blessings & Challenges of Each