The Before Picture

I was walking by a store window yesterday on an errand with my daughter and had a shocking reflection looking back at me. I look tired. I look squishy and out of shape. I actually look exhausted and overwhelmed. It never ceases to amaze me how your outside can show the marks on your inside. … Continue reading The Before Picture

Dealing with the Debt Elephant in the Room

I've taken longer than originally planned to get myself together as a Single Mom.  It has taken me longer to do everything as an SM than planned.  I have learned a whole lot along the way - but for now we'll categorize my life as a work in progress.  I've weaved in and out of … Continue reading Dealing with the Debt Elephant in the Room

Hello Anxiety My Old Friend

Today was a day.  The kind of day that makes you wish life could be lived from under the covers for just a few days (months, years...whatever).  Do I really mean that?  No(ish).  Am I beat down from the constant onslaught of stuff that seems to be coming my way lately? Yes.  Is my anxiety … Continue reading Hello Anxiety My Old Friend

The Guilts

I talked to one of my girlfriends lately and explained my constant dilemna as a single working Mom.  Work & kids.  Kids & work.  I'm in a busy demading role that takes a lot more of my time than an 8 hour workday.   When I have my kids I try to make sure they … Continue reading The Guilts

Goals Goals Goals

  I'm behind on this one but it's still one of my favorite days...goal setting day!! Somehow the last several months have gotten away from me.  The Holiday season with the kids followed by what can be the grind of January had time escaping me - more of it and faster than usual.  All of … Continue reading Goals Goals Goals

Take a Deep Breath and Count To Zen

Breathe in, breathe out...ideally something delicious.  I sometimes forget the breathe out part.  And other times I forget the breathe in part.  Smelling something delicious helps remind me to do both. When my ex and I first split there were some days where getting out of bed seemed impossible.  But it wasn't.  I did what … Continue reading Take a Deep Breath and Count To Zen

Night Time Routine

After the homework is done, dinner is made & cleaned up, dogs fed, kids bathed, bedtime stories done, cuddles and kisses complete I do one more once over around the house to make sure I'm all caught up on everything and then head upstairs for a bath.  Just kidding - as a Single Mom I'm … Continue reading Night Time Routine