Meet Chip the cat! He’s a bit quirky, but we love him anyway!

When I graduated college, I adopted a cat I named Nala.  This past June I had to put her down, she was 14 years old.  It was a sad time, but she had cancer of the mouth with a large tumor that was affecting her ability to eat and her immune system wasn’t functioning well so her overall health went downhill fast.  We knew we were eventually going to get another cat because we still had Cutie our 3-year-old orange tabby. Continue reading

Letting Our Kids Go

This past weekend my boys and I ran in a fun run 5k for a school district fundraiser.  It was the first 5k  as a family and the first the boys have ever done.  I was nervous because I was not familiar with the area where it was held, we all ran at different levels and I didn’t know how crowded it would be.  So my solution was that we needed to stick together and run at the pace of the slowest runner.  My oldest was the faster runner of the three of us.  He would run ahead then jog in place until my youngest and I caught up.  He wanted to be able to tell his gym teacher that he, “ran the whole 5k without stopping”. Continue reading

Who am I and why blog?

Kids and MeWho am I?  And why am I blogging to you?

I’m a full time working mother and wife.  I’ve been saying for years that I wanted to blog and have thought about starting one a couple different times, but never really did much about it.  However, now feels like the right time.

So, Why do I think I can get this going now and why would anyone want to read it?  I think we have a lot in common. Continue reading

Taking Time to Reset

I received many responses to my last post of people in a similar boat as I am.  So, I thought a good follow up to the post I did last week would be to show how I took action on the items I mentioned I was going to do to help get me back to balanced.

I started by writing up my list of meals and snacks for the week.  I chose easy lunches, for work, that make more than enough so I could use those for several meals.  I also included dinners that were fairly easy with few ingredients.  The exception is one meal that I got from a cookbook that I’ve never made before.  But this will be our Friday meal, since we have nothing going on that evening and I can devote time to making it with out being rushed. Continue reading

Depression Is Creeping In

I want to open up a conversation on depression.  It’s not something I usually talk about, because…well…….I don’t really know why.  I think I see it as a sign of weakness (even thought I should know it’s not) and I’m always the one who’s supposed to be strong.  I’m always the one who’s supposed to be the one everyone counts on.  I don’t ask for help, I’m supposed to give it.

Since I’m new at blogging I don’t have many readers, but I do publish this to my Facebook.  So, in my mind, it feels like I’m risking a lot putting it out there in regards to how people perceive me.  I not only suffer from depression, but anxiety too, Continue reading