All the Feels, Broken, Lessons Learned, Top 10

10 Things I Learned After My Divorce Post

WOW!! What a response. I am in shock and awe, completely humbled and overwhelmingly grateful for the outpouring of love, encouragement and "virtual thumbs up" I've received last week since my post about me being newly divorced. WOW...THANK YOU!!! My prediction of it being the most read article was spot on and far surpassed my… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned After My Divorce Post

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All the Feels, Lessons Learned

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Babies Don’t Keep

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the hall Ava wouldn't stay in bed, she continued to call. Our names to come to her and tuck her in But Santa was prepping to fill up her bin. With sparkles and shimmers and dolls all aglow With first morning light, soon she will know The… Continue reading Twas the Night Before Christmas – Babies Don’t Keep

All the Feels, Broken, Self-Help

What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree

Hi. I'm "half-lit Christmas tree". I've been hiding out for the last 12 months hoping no one would notice that I'm incomplete. I don't work. I mean, I sort of do. But mostly my negative attributes (i.e. 2 strands of lights that are blown) stick out and far outweigh my positive attributes (i.e. the 2 strands… Continue reading What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree

All the Feels, Life Candy

Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 2

Yesterday I shared with you my "walk down memory lane" reminiscing about Christmas school parties with my older kids. Depending on how long you've been reading my blog, you may/may not know that we adopted a sweet baby girl, Ava Reese, to complete our family of 6. This will be our 3rd Christmas with her.… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 2

All the Feels, Lessons Learned

Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 1

One day I woke up and was the room mom for my third child. I'd been there and done that so it was nothing new. You know, the usual, Christmas themed plates/napkins, fruit trays, chicken nugget trays, uncrustables, chips, cupcakes, cookies, and a couple of crafts to boot. We made jingle bell necklaces, foam Christmas trees,… Continue reading Good Ol’ Days of Christmas Part 1

All the Feels, Life Candy

15 Minutes of Life Candy Kindness

In the past 24 hours, have you wasted 15 minutes? Have you squandered 15 minutes (or longer) on mindless internet surfing? Gossipping? "Organizing" clutter by moving it from one surface to another? Stacked up dishes in the sink instead of loading them in the dishwasher? Mindlessly wandering the aisles of a store? I have.  15… Continue reading 15 Minutes of Life Candy Kindness

All the Feels, Broken, Exposed Series

I’m Not That Girl

You know the one...she's in her late 30's early 40's. She is a sahm, with 3 kids, successful part-time business in real estate (only works when she wants to), attractive, positive thinker, and an amazing cook. Normally she would fall into the category of the woman all women love to hate, but she's so sweet… Continue reading I’m Not That Girl