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 →

Morning Routine

The favorite part of my mornings are when my better half is getting ready to leave for work and brings to me in bed the two most important things in life. 1) Pup pups. As they climb in bed with me, he gives me a very detailed report of who has eaten, who’s gone outside,... Continue Reading →


As part of my routine since getting clean almost four years ago, I take a few minutes every morning to read a daily meditation from a book called Just For Today. And just for today, the goal is to focus on whatever was in the reading. It’s funny because more often than not, but especially... Continue Reading →

A Series of Events

An ironic series of events took place. Ever since I got clean and started sharing about my recovery on my personal Facebook, many, many people have told me that I should share my writing more often. I never really took it seriously because, like I said, writing really wasn’t my thing. During a trip to... Continue Reading →

The Beginning

Quite a few people have asked for our story on how we got each dog. Enjoy!Katelyn's story: So this is the not so short, actually very long, sorry not sorry, version of how we came to be a pack. But, y'all asked and it's something that's very near and dear to my heart so I... Continue Reading →

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