If you have never seen the movie called "The Family Stone," I highly recommend it. It is my all time favorite holiday movie, because of the chaos that is family and the emotional context that is portrayed in nearly every scene. We see Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), a high strung career woman initially fail to… Continue reading Smoke and mirrors in the living room
Thanksgiving is this week, can you believe it?! With the added stress of the holiday decadence, I knew that I had to introduce you guys to one of my very best friends. Michelle has lost a total of 130 pounds and I had to pick her brain on how she did it. Also, I am… Continue reading Meet Michelle (an interview- part 1)
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. The fall is usually a time of self reflection for me. The year is coming to an end, and with all the holidays and focus on family, it's hard to not get introspective about my own adoption story. ALL thoughts, feelings, stories and scenarios are purely my own and are not a… Continue reading Adapting and Adoption
I've had an interesting week, to say the least! Sadly, this weekend I have been sick and in bed most of the time. Tea, soup, some reading, and my favorite candle have helped. In addition to family snuggles, of course! R had to work for about 15 hours on Friday and 15 hours on Saturday,… Continue reading Sunday Musings…
Do you remember that spiritual buffet that I spoke of? Today, I am certainly "eating" from it. There are some things that I can't explain, some tangible feeling that is so deeply rooted within my soul, my heart would just break if I didn't pause to listen. Some call that clairvoyance, some say phony, and… Continue reading Whispers of the heart
No, not the kind of detox where you throw a bunch of shit in a blender and pray to all that is holy that you lose 30 pounds by next Tuesday. I'm talking about an internet detox. You see, our internet and cable was cut off for three days this week. During those 3 days,… Continue reading Detox.
"If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” I saw the status going around online. And I felt a big stone drop into my stomach. My throat was dry and I sort of froze.… Continue reading Me, too.
Do you know that heavy feeling of emptiness, where you feel like you have tried every option in the book and still you're stuck? Our weeks have been comprised a lot of those feelings as of late. I'm not here to complain, though. There are things I need to share, naturally. My husband was "let… Continue reading Weathering the Storm
I am officially 29 as of 9:40AM. I am a big believer in birthdays. Leading up to the birthday I am notorious for reminding everyone that a birthday is coming up. The day of, I am a firm believer that the birthday person gets to do whatever they want to do! I would post a… Continue reading Happy birthday to us!!
I read a quote online that really resonated with what I have been experiencing. "I said to my body softly, 'I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath and replied, 'I have been waiting my whole life for this." Anxiety is a very strange thing, and can manifest itself in different ways. It's… Continue reading Landed myself in the ER