Bereavement, Mental Health, Opinion

What Depression Looks Like

In the wake of celebrity suicide there is always an initial push on social media encouraging those who are living with depression and/or suicidal tendencies to reach out if they're considering taking their life. But, the problem is it's just not that easy. While it's a really nice sentiment, most of the time if you're… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

Mental Health

Self Care Sunday – Lawn Care

When we think of selfcare we so often focus on just the fun parts: bubble baths, Netflix marathons, cups of tea, and good books. But caring for yourself involves so much more than just being warm and cuddly. Sometimes taking care of yourself also means doing the things you need to do. In my new… Continue reading Self Care Sunday – Lawn Care

body positivity, health, weight loss

Two Months As A Diabetic

Two months ago I received the news that I have Type 2 Diabetes. For me it was shocking news. I was already on a high dosage of Metformin for my PCOS, but still, my A1C came back and it was not good. After hearing this news I went into a little emotional tailspin. As much… Continue reading Two Months As A Diabetic

Reviews, Skincare, sponsored

Review: Fizz & Bubble

A few weeks ago Fizz & Bubble reached out to me about trying a few new items they have available and of course I IMMEDIATELY said yes!! About a year ago exactly I did a quickie Instagram review of some Fizz & Bubble Cupcake Bath Bombs and they were okay, but not overly impressive. So,… Continue reading Review: Fizz & Bubble

Influencer Advice, Opinion, writing

It’s Not A Race

A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend who has been on Instagram and building her "Influencer" status for five years. She's enjoyed some success with it, with just over 13k followers and she's been able to enjoy some really wonderful experiences because of it. But, when asked why she hadn't posted regularly… Continue reading It’s Not A Race

Uncategorized

I Ran Away From Home

Hi, guys! It's been a while! I've had a super tumultuous few months and didn't really have the writing bug, but I'm back! And yes, it's true. I ran away from home. To the Smoky Mountains! Last week my partner and I escaped to the Smokies for some much needed R&R. This past January we… Continue reading I Ran Away From Home

Bereavement, motherhood, Parenthood

If Mothers Day Is Hard

If Mothers Day is hard, I understand this too well. There were many Mothers Days when I couldn't call my mom. There were years of frustration, pain, and anger. Even after her death I'm still coming to terms with how our relationship did and didn't work and so for me, Mothers Day is hard. My… Continue reading If Mothers Day Is Hard

Makeup, motherhood, Parenthood, Reviews

10 SAFE Makeup Products Your Kids Can Play With

In the news recently there's been considerable coverage of problems with play makeup sets sold in tween stores like Justice and Claire's. While professional makeup products are highly regulated, play makeup sets don't endure the same scrutiny and testing as the real deal, and yet stores aimed toward younger children continue to market these play… Continue reading 10 SAFE Makeup Products Your Kids Can Play With

body positivity, health, Mental Health, weight loss

When The Love Runs Out

The love ran out a bit this week. A small crack had worked its way into the foundation and over time it wore away the veneer and the strength. Eventually a trickle came and then suddenly a flood of love poured out of my vessel, leaving me all but empty. I have learned to love… Continue reading When The Love Runs Out

Bereavement, Influencer Advice, Opinion, Thirties, writing

You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be

A few years ago a peer and I were discussing working independently in a creative field. At that time he was still figuring out which direction he wanted to go and how to get to where he was going, but I knew I wanted to be and I would be a writer. I'd picked up… Continue reading You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be