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 […]

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 […]

Little things help in big ways..

Little things help in big ways..

Tools that I have used to get my life back after a major health crisis.

Focusing on the Ability

Focusing on the Ability

Life is to short to focus on what you can’t do. Focus on what you can do. Don’t let your diagnosis define you.

Be still, and listen

I’m in a season of stillness. I’m watching, and listening to those around me. I’m decluttering my life of things, negativity and people. Things are easy to get rid of. I’m not a materialistic person, and truth be told, I’ve never owned much. I’m a rather simple person and too much just overwhelms me and […]

What Not to say to a truck drivers wife.

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked one of these questions, I would be a very rich woman. Honest curiosity is not a bad thing, but the judgmental questions, and nasty questions get hard. Some questions are just down right hurtful. Is your husband on the road? He’s always on the […]

What it means to have a tribe..

The saying “Find your tribe, love them hard.” Is the best advice a mother can teach her daughter. So many girls grow up thinking it’s okay to attack each other rather than encourage. I don’t know if it’s hormones or what, but girls, find your tribe. It’s not catty behavior looking for the “dirt”, so […]

The hard boiled egg and I

There is a story that boiling water either softens the potato or hardens the egg. Well, I have become the egg. I’ve had my share of hardships over the last 2 years, and somehow I let it harden me into someone I don’t like. I don’t like who I have become. In fact, when I […]

The way to a woman’s heart

It’s time for a cup of coffee and some hard talk. It’s true is women are semi-emotional and almost everything in our life is connected. Not all women, but most and I’m about to generalize here. Most women feel it’s their job to turn a house into a home. If the husband is unhappy with […]

The woman who gave up

The woman who gave up

Today’s a hard anniversary. A friend of mine grew up in a house with a very abusive dad. Her mom had to perceive the image of perfection. Every day at 5 o’clock she would become nervous if her husband coming home. She walked on eggshells because she knew something would be wrong. Her home was […]

Reality Blogging. A no BS look at what its really like to be married to a truck driver.

Facebook is an amazing place for truckers wives and girlfriends to find support, encouragement and a place to vent. Being a truckers wife is a lifestyle normal women struggle relating to. I love when I go to my support pages, read what another said I can shake my head and say “me too.” My week […]