Death by Chocolate?

Ok, ok, maybe a bit overdramatic - but there is something in your chocolate that you may not know about, and it wasn't when we were kids. As a lifetime chocolate lover, I have had my favorites since childhood. Specifically, anything peanut butter and chocolate - but really, offer me chocolate and I won't refuse.... Continue Reading →

Subtle (and not so subtle) signs you need more than me time

Feeling so crappy, especially considering the fact I had a full physical for the 1st time in years and they pronounced me in good health, has had me stumped. When I started compiling a mental list of the things I've experienced in the last year es, I realized my body was trying to tell me something....

Self-Care for Real Moms

Self care is something we hear a LOT about right now. Our lives are busier and more connected than they have ever been in the history of the human race, and dang it all, we are freakin’ exhausted! Depending on where you’re from, you may have been taught how to slow down and pace yourself... Continue Reading →

Facing Down 40

Today is a rather momentous day - it is my 40th birthday. Man, I can remember when teenager me thought 40 seemed like , SO old - like, your life is over by then. 😉 20 year old me thought 40 is so far away, I can't even imagine being that old. I’ve got so much... Continue Reading →

Month 1 of the RV Life

Today marks 1 month since we left the only town we’ve ever lived in as adults, and joined the fulltime rv lifestyle . Having never even owned an rv before,  jumping into a 40 foot 5th wheel and a diesel truck to haul it is a major learning curve. Currently we are spending some time parked... Continue Reading →

When Grief comes to visit

It is the start of another absolutely gorgeous summer in North Idaho and school wrapped up last week. While we are so excited for the best time of year around here, we are also dealing with the unexpected, and never welcome visitor, Grief. Our 11 year old has wanted a pet bunny since she was... Continue Reading →

Real Life Mothering

Today is Mother's Day. I waited 7 years after getting married to have my first baby , and I was so incredibly ready. A week in and I sobbed to my husband " I don't know how to do this!" . It was a bit of a rough start, and I wasn't sure of anything ,... Continue Reading →

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