Mondays and Homemade Pesto

Mondays used to be downright depressing most weeks (case of the Mondays anyone?). I dreaded knowing that the “light at the end of the tunnel [weekend]” was actually florescent lighting over an office desk that I would then sit at for hours at a time until Friday finally came back around again. Mondays are much…

Sunrises and Quiet Contemplations

Not to long ago I was reading quite a bit on retraining the brain in order to achieve higher levels of peace and self acceptance while also lowering stress levels. One of the challenges presented in the writings was to watch more sunrises. I thought… “Simple enough”… and took the challenge head on. After watching only a…

A Letter to our Daughter…

This journal entry was from June 17th 2015. I like sharing my journal entries (in full or in part) from time to time after they have had time to sit on my heart for a while. Sharing journal entries too soon can feel like pulling a scab off of a wound too soon, exposing something…

What the Heck will I do all day??

I used to ask myself this whenever I thought about being a stay at home wife/homemaker. I even asked myself this when I thought about the idea of being a stay at home mom. I used to think that I wanted to “do it all” – work, be a mom and take care of the home.

Guided Meditation for Coping with Loss and Healing

Originally posted on Evelyn Burttram:
I will admit, I have been through more in my (relatively young) life so far. After losing our first and only child in 2015, my and my husband’s life changed forever. I could not go back to “the way things were” because that person was forever changed. My life will now…

Keepsake Memory Blankets for Bereaved Mothers

This year I am raising money to make baby blankets that will be donated to Rachel’s Gift to be given to families who have experienced the loss of an infant. This indescribable loss is something no family should ever have to experience.

Find Peace with a Haiku Walk

I have been doing a lot more reading lately and had almost forgotten how good it feels. The influx of new information and stories are such a healing thing for your soul, especially when you are facing stress or feel like you have been stuck in a rut. I have been reading all kinds of things…

The Scent of the Roses

Let Fate do her worst, there are relics of joy, Bright dreams of the past, which she cannot destroy; Which come in the night-time of sorrow and care, And bring back the features which joy used to wear. Long, long be my heart with such memories filled! Like the vase in which roses have once…

A Different Perspective

I talked to single mother today. I had spoken with her before, as she frequently works out in the gym at the student activities center at the University where I work. She had come by my office the first time to ask how she could get into better shape now that her son was born. After working with…

Looking back 2015: The Year of Ryann

2015 started off so great. We invited lots friends and family over to bring in the New Year with a bang. It was our first time having a lot of people over to stay since buying our first house and I was taken back to Christmases when I was a little girl at my grandmother’s house with all…

Guest Blog: To the One Who Can’t Buy the Baby’s First Chirsmtas Outfit

When I first read this blog post, I was in tears almost immedeately. This post is from a beautifully written blog called Waiting for Baby Bird. The author, Elisha and her husband have been married for 8 years and yearn for their own children; however due toPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), they are “challenged” in the fertility department. …