Peanut Butter Parties

People often say, "Oh, you have a lot of Peanut Butter Parties." And yes, we do. Who needs a reason to celebrate other than the fact that we've made it through another day and we're still here? Remember: if you're watching this, you're batting .1000. Whatever is going on in your life that feels so... Continue Reading →


The Hard Stuff

Last night I stayed up late working on bows and gearing up for my craft show this weekend. Surprisingly I don't feel stressed or under pressure for it even though I'm totally unprepared. It's my first show and there are a lot of things I didn't think about. I ordered a banner and business cards... Continue Reading →


As I was getting ready for work this morning, I was thinking about why I’ve been struggling to write here lately. Jeffrey has asked a few times over the last couple weeks when I'm going to write my blog and I keep telling him I haven't felt like there's much to write about. And I... Continue Reading →

Feelings Aren’t Facts

I've had writer's block lately and started to question if I will have enough to write about consistently. I can only tell my story so many times, so many different ways before needing new material. And that's the beauty of life. It happens. So that's what I'll write about: how life happens to me. If... Continue Reading →


I had a crazy busy weekend, at least it felt full. Saturday morning I cleaned the house, got a pedicure, had the most wonderful tea party bridal shower, hung out with my cousin at my house so she could meet the puppies and then went to dinner with her afterward. On Sunday, Jeffrey and I... Continue Reading →


The Ninth Step - reclaiming life "We are achieving freedom from the wreckage of our past." When we start the Ninth Step, we've reached an exciting stage in our recovery. The damage done in our lives is what led many of us to seek help in the first place. Now, we have a chance to... Continue Reading →

Being Better

Something I’ve noticed here lately, but especially over the weekend, is that Jeffrey makes me want to be better. A better partner, better friend, better Mahm – and just an all-around better person. Now, this isn’t a sappy story about how I idealize what a hero he is, because trust me, he has faults of... Continue Reading →


So, first I have to say that I love just about all the dogs, but I'm much more selective when it comes to people. While I do not believe that Jeffrey is the ONLY man I could have built a successful life and family with, I do believe that God could not have created another... Continue Reading →

Who You’re Supposed To Be

The other day, a friend of mine told me he read our Dogs and Other Unsolicited Advice introductory post and thought, “Wow, she really put it all out there.” I kind of chuckled and said, “Yeah, it’s therapeutic for me. When I put everything out there, no one can hold anything against me.” Secrets die... Continue Reading →

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