You love Jesus BUT….

When my life gets wonky, I don’t turn to prayer. I don’t turn to the Bible or my church, in fact I have tried for years to be this perfect Christian, and tried and tried and tried and tried. Guess what? It doesn’t fit. I love Jesus. I’m a huge fan of the J-man. I […]

Journaling is good for the soul

A few months ago, I began journaling again. Sadly, my journal entries are primarly negative entries, but thats how I roll. I let it all out and am able to move on with my day, hopefully with a good mood for the rest of the day. Remaining positive isn’t always easy especially in a world […]

Interdependence game

In a previous post I wrote about a game I used to play with our kids called the interdependance game and how it was a way that I tried to teach grattitued and mindfulness. The way the game was played was to be aware or mindful of materialistic items or food that we ate. I […]

A happy meal of A@@h$$es

People question our society and wonder what’s gone so wrong that people are killing each other, stealing and simple curtesy has gone out the window. I think kindness and compassion still exists within a few, but the human race as a whole has become a giant happy meal of assholes. I say happy meal because […]

Snow Days

We got hit with a rather large snow storm here in the midwest. This state is has no idea how to handle snow, much less drive in it. This weekend dropped the biggest snow storm I can remember in the last eight years. As a custodian, this means some seriously long and cold hours outside […]

Beautiful things happen when you stop caring

The idea of unschooling has intrigued me for years, but not to the level of follow through. I work for a school with brilliant minds teaching students that will grow up to do big things, students will assist those to do big things, and those that are just passing time. I chose to homeschool well […]

Not going quiet.

I’ve been fighting a dark battle for far to long. Part of consideration for shutting the blog down was due to feeling like I needed to censor what I say. I have decided not to shut down the blog. I am not going to censor what I say. This is my spot, these are my […]

Coming to an end

Life is complicated and messy. Some things you fight your damndest while with others you want to be fought for, and there comes a point when no matter how loud you get, you will never be heard because the words you use cause more damage. You can’t make the right words come together to say […]

November Minimalist Challenge

This months challenge is the Bedroom. Why? It’s the most important room in the house, yet tends to become the catch-all of every item that doesn’t have a “place”. The bedroom is where we go for rest, relaxation, snuggle time, solitude, sexy-time, and sometimes its timeout when you want to lose your shit because your […]

Saying Goodbye…

Life is changing rather quickly in the Trailerhood house. I am going to be a bit MIA for a little while. I am working on saying a final goodbye to some things that are not healthy for me. In the process of saying goodbye to things, I am also working on a big project that […]

I’m beginning to Hate Christmas.

We will see if you can follow this through. I have a point. I’m the grinch. I admit it. I hate Christmas with a passion. I hate the materialism of it all. It’s not even Thanksgiving and I’m hearing I’m buying this for this person, and this for that person. F-that. I’m just trying to […]

Are you hurting her?

A post is circling around Facebook that states “Do men ever sit back and think damn I’m hurting her?” It’s stirring up words, but no good conversation, just a lot of defense. Men and women are so different. Worse, not all men are the same, just as not all women are the same. What one […]

Disappointment, forgiveness & distance

It is the nature of people to disappoint one another. Some forgive, and forget, while others hold a grudge. The word grudge gets tossed around a lot though. Too often people disappoint and then are forgiven over and over for the same thing and when the forgiven creates distance they are considered to be holding […]

Thorn in the back, and how to remove it

Moody people. They are like a thorn in the center of your back that you can’t reach to pull out, affecting everyone and everything around you. You walk on eggshells around them, tip toeing in hopes not to set them off and if their mood starts to affect yours, they will snap and tell you […]

The old man in the Trailerhood

Once upon a time, there was a grumpy old man that lived in the Trailerhood. He was the biggest, and meanest SOB that you ever could cross, at least that’s the way the story goes (or what some would like you to believe). He had the hottest of tempers, and the meanest looking of faces […]

Jesus isn’t a joint

Everywhere you look words spew of Jesus this and Jesus that. I’m so sick of Facebook at this point. I have friends that love to share nothing but Jesus stuff yet if you really look at their lives you don’t SEE him. They want to talk about the love of Jesus, but no one wants […]

Happy Birthday Big Bear!

Happy birthday to my husband, love of my life, the Big Bear! He can be cold as ice, a big old teddy and a giant asshole all in the same day if you talk to him long enough. It all depends on how people treat him. He tends to treat people how they treat him, […]

I need more hours please

Another 34 hours down, and my husbands truck is rolling again. Some families live paycheck to paycheck, but in this house we live by the 34. 😂 The 34 is when my husband rolls in for his 34 hour break before he has to head out for another 6 days or so. Reality check: we […]

I was raped.

I was the victim of rape many, many years ago. I felt ashamed, dirty, disgusting, embarrassed, violated, angry and hurt. I went through a lot of struggles with body image, which I honestly still deal with today. Rape changes a person for life. It does. Not all in the same way. We all handle it […]

Dream Date

Fellow blogger friend asked me what my dream date would be and that is a complicated question being married to a truck driver. See, we have never really done anything outside of dinner. I mean we’ve been to a car show and gone on bike rides. While most couples have been to concerts and movies, […]