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The Dawn Will Come – a story of infant loss

This is a guest post, written by Lauren Ridgely, who bravely shares her family's story of losing their 8 day old son in the Health Sciences NICU. Lauren is a nurse, a mother of a fiery 3 year old daughter, and the wife of Justin. She's a fan-fiction writer, a deeply loyal friend, and a… Continue reading The Dawn Will Come – a story of infant loss

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5 Lessons I Learned in 2018

2018 was an amazing year. I feel a lot of joy and a sense of closure when I look back at this year. The year wasn't without it's challenges, but I can see a lot of growth from those difficult seasons and that has me really excited for what 2019 will bring! My theme for… Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned in 2018

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SELF ACCEPTANCE IS: 5 principles that have shaped my journey to love myself fully

I began my self acceptance journey in earnest after my first child was born. I had done a lot of reading during my pregnancy, about healing childhood trauma so we can parent from a place of wholeness, and it opened up a lot of things for me. Parts of my story that I thought I… Continue reading SELF ACCEPTANCE IS: 5 principles that have shaped my journey to love myself fully

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When Things Go Wrong: Taming Your Inner Critic

We all know the disappointment of making plans, having our hopes up, and then things go totally and utterly wrong. It can be something small, like a birthday hoopla or a dinner party you've looked forward to hosting, to something bigger like your own wedding or a child's graduation. No matter what it is, when… Continue reading When Things Go Wrong: Taming Your Inner Critic

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Simplifying: Flexible minimalism for families, refocusing on core values, and owning less so we have space for more

Do you feel frustrated at the end of the day by how little you accomplished, or by how you managed your time? Are you constantly shuffling the same stuff from one room to the other, or overwhelmed by mountains of laundry or toys that constantly need cleaning up or sorted through? Do you feel like… Continue reading Simplifying: Flexible minimalism for families, refocusing on core values, and owning less so we have space for more

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Why Body Acceptance Is A Major Part Of Self-Acceptance 

I define body acceptance as: treating my body with respect, dignity, and love no matter what it looks like or it's current size.  There may be things I want to work on, or struggle with, but my body always deserves to be treated with dignity - because it's my only vessel in this life. It deserves to be… Continue reading Why Body Acceptance Is A Major Part Of Self-Acceptance