I'm worried about the pandemic...but not the one you think

I'm worried about the pandemic...but not the one you think

My nine year old broke down the other night. Hearing about the new lockdown coming this week in our province, his sadness overtook him and he sobbed into his daddy’s arms. It was heartbreaking to watch. He misses his friends, his cousins, his grandparents. He’s lonely even though we’re a family of five and always together. And we’ve always homeschooled so it’s not like he’s missing his classmates. He is just super lonely.


I honestly am far more worried about...

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Can We Please Stop Telling Moms to Enjoy Every Moment of Motherhood? It’s Toxic.

Can We Please Stop Telling Moms to Enjoy Every Moment of Motherhood? It’s Toxic.

I love being a mom with every fiber of my being. As soon as I found out I was pregnant for the first time I cried actual tears of joy. This is a big deal for someone who never used to show any kind of emotion. I was so excited to be a mom and have someone in my life with my DNA because as a transracial adoptee, I didn’t grow up with anyone who looked like me. 


I decided to be a stay at home mom so that I could spend the most amount of time with my kids as possible and when it came time to send my five year old off to kindergarten, I just couldn’t do it and we decided to homeschool. I genuinely love getting to spend every single day with my three kids and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. 


That being said…

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How I Help People Begin to Heal From Trauma

How I Help People Begin to Heal From Trauma

I’ve been a certified Aroma Freedom Practitioner for over two years. The difference it has made in people’s lives has been so transformative that I still pinch myself sometimes that I get to help people in this capacity. 


To watch someone go from stuck, depressed, and angry to someone with light in their eyes who has purpose and belief in themselves again, is in a word ~ epic. 


My heart is for people’s healing. The pain that trauma causes is so...

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How to Stop Being a Self Sabotaging Adoptee

How to Stop Being a Self Sabotaging Adoptee

I used to self sabotage every area of my life. It wasn’t on purpose of course, I didn’t intend to do it, it just seemed to happen. It was frustrating to say the least. Doing the same thing over and over again without actually knowing why can make a person feel completely crazy. 


Of course now I know why...

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I Used to Have a Drinking Problem

I Used to Have a Drinking Problem

I find it hard to admit when I have a problem. I see the warning signs, I want to be wrong but deep down I know I’m not, and eventually I come to a breaking point. I can either choose to continue ignoring the issue or I can deal with it. 


For many years I didn’t drink alcohol at all. I had decided that I wanted to be someone who didn’t drink to mask her problems since that’s what I had done for so long. The years leading up to...

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