Author: kelly

miscarriage and our two year old

miscarriage and our two year old

The comparison game that women play creeps into grief as well. Just because you didn’t hold your baby or see your baby or even know the sex of your baby does not mean you did not lose a child. #miscarriagematters

Saying YES to self-care

Saying YES to self-care

We cannot, as grown adults, expect other people to know how to take care of us if we don’t lead the way. This isn’t news, people. If you have ever flown, you know you’re supposed to put your own oxygen mask first. So why is it that we make excuses for everything we put ourselves through?

life hack away

life hack away

Life hacks are really anything that help us get through stresses, tight schedules, or general life challenges more efficiently.

A happy planner and a functional hobby

A happy planner and a functional hobby

I have used planners forever, or at least since I can remember… But here’s the thing: I don’t track things to stay busy. I track them to stay organized, so I can be as un-busy as possible!

Plain old guilt

Plain old guilt

We can – and we often do – drive ourselves to the BRINK OF INSANITY with guilt over every decision, every occurrence, every person around us who might not be having a perfect experience.

Redemption Child

Redemption Child

I have probably said before how much having another child surprised us. It changed my perspective on mothering, family, my career aspirations, my belief in God and His works, my bond to other women, my pregnancy experience… everything.

The freedom of quitting

The freedom of quitting

What I discovered is that by managing my time (work stays at work, exercise takes place during a certain time of day, adult time and family time are non-negotiable), I can fit a lot of stuff in – all the essentials, lots of niceties, and many times, I have energy to spare, because I am taking care of myself.