Change, Family, Kids, Misc. Update, Miss M, motherhood

Back to School – Mom Guilt

My daughter is simultaneously flourishing and struggling. M has taken to kindergarten very well. The stories she comes home with are peppered with activities in the classroom along with the social aspects of what so-and-so said or did.  I try to live in my bubble that M is doing what she needs to do in… Continue reading Back to School – Mom Guilt

anxiety, Change, Family, Kids, Mental Health, Misc. Update, Miss M, motherhood

First – First Day of School

I have a kindergartener! Miss M did very well yesterday. Trey and I spent the day a little nostalgic and weepy (that was just me) wondering how she was doing.  When we went to pick her up she was waiting with a group of kids holding a sign with her last name, like a little… Continue reading First – First Day of School

anxiety, Change, Family, Kids, Mental Health, Miss M, motherhood

Anxious – Miss M Going to Kindergarten

My daughter M starts kindergarten next Wednesday, a week from tomorrow, one RHONY away.  That is soon. Friday, M and I go to her school for kindergarten orientation. This has brought up all sorts of feels.  From the "normal" questions - Is she ready?  Will she make friends?  Will she be scared?  To the selfish fears in… Continue reading Anxious – Miss M Going to Kindergarten

Change, christian living, Family, Finding My Happy, Kids, Miss M, motherhood, Simplify

Family Time – Chapter Books

I mentioned last week that Trey, M, and I went to the library. I had forgotten how magical they can be!  I remembered my dad reading chapter books to me when I was around M’s age but can’t remember a single one.  Oops! Since I have a horrible aversion to people/strangers/asking questions I sent Trey… Continue reading Family Time – Chapter Books

Family, Kids, Misc. Update, Miss M, motherhood, Simplify, Trey

Social Media Perfection

I am still struggling with Facebook. My Facebook fast is over . Mainly because so many businesses are on there, my daughter’s school, dance school use it regularly, and it was becoming harder to avoid it than it was initially. I still find myself falling for the ‘everyone else is perfect trap’. Looking at my newsfeed… Continue reading Social Media Perfection

anxiety, Change, marriage, Mental Health, Trey, Weight Loss

Leg Warmers Required

Trey and I started a workout DVD* series together. We both need to lose weight and honestly, we are more successful when we work on a goal together. I first watched a clip of the workout and thought – well, well other than the trendy workout gear this could easily be a Jane Fonda aerobics… Continue reading Leg Warmers Required

Budget, Change, christian living, Family, Finances, Simplify


Diligence - (noun) careful and persistent work or effort Financially, for as many mistakes that Trey and I have made we have also made progress that I don’t give us enough credit for. I remember at least one episode of "Roseanne" where her and Dan were picking which bill(s) to pay for the month.  They… Continue reading Diligence