The words you say to yourself matter. The things you repeat. The times YOU SAY you can’t do this. The times YOU SAY you wish you could give up. The times YOU SAY you weren’t cut out for [insert responsibility … Continue reading Do you believe the lies you tell yourself?
A teal Jeep drove by my window. I don’t know whose teal Jeep it was. I’ve never seen it before, to my knowledge. But I’d been having a rough day, and that teal Jeep made me smile. Not because it … Continue reading To the person who drove by my window
I have this shirt that I try not to wear when my stepkids are around. No, there’s nothing “wrong” with the shirt. It’s actually kinda funny, which is why I bought it. But when I wear it, I feel like … Continue reading Adulting sucks. (Or does it?)
As a stepmom, Mother’s Day is one of those strange days for me. (…well okay, it’s kind of strange EVERY day … but … #life 🤷♀️) Even six years into this, I (oddly?) never really think about my role in this … Continue reading Stepmomming on Mother’s Day
How often do you compare your life to somebody else’s? Where are you look at somebody (in real life or on the Internet) and wonder, “How the freaking heck did they get there?” (( Immediately followed by the unspoken assumption … Continue reading Why goals aren’t *actually* complicated (and also I’m on YOUTUBE!)
Things don’t always work out right the first time (or two). Like the first batches of stickers I made. They were kind of experimental since I’d never done them before, and I used super cheap paper. But you learn (quickly) … Continue reading Don’t quit. Stick(er) with it.
I need. Need. Need. My alone time. (I’m selfish that way. Like seriously you have no idea.) So over a year ago, I tried going to the coffee shop before the kids woke up in the mornings. That way I … Continue reading 3+ME: Girl-time > me-time (sometimes)
There’s this comic of two adults watching a kid play. Then a meteor hits the kid. That’s usually how I approach my stepkids. If they’re outside and one falls down, I just keep smiling and brush it off; they knew … Continue reading 3+ME: A four-letter word beginning with F
Legos. Health. Books. Politics. Religion. Finances. Video games. Famous artists. Climate change. Personal growth. How to close a pool for winter. A list of Just Some Of The Things I Do Not Know Enough About To Carry On An Intelligent … Continue reading 3+ME: What you didn’t learn last year
If you’re lucky, you have people in your life who push you. Not, like, off a cliff (avoid those people) — but who push you to be better than you were the day before. My friend Amanda is one of … Continue reading It’s her fault I illustrated a book