Grocery Shopping with “help”

This morning was grocery day.  Since I have been off work, I have made Friday morning grocery morning and this week was no exception.  My typical trips take about 40 minutes – this one took 1 hour and 30 minutes total and the only change was I had the kids with me. Let’s discuss this […]

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day.  A day set aside for us to remember those who gave their all for our freedom and for our way of life.  For most Americans, Memorial Day is simply a day to BBQ, hang with the family and kick off the summer.  For others, it is a day of mourning.   […]


This week has been the first week at home with both kids out of school.  I have spent a lot of time thinking of various things – in and around various household chores and lots of kid conversations – I have really spent a lot of time thinking.   Reflection 1: God will not give […]

Weekend Review

This weekend was a crazy whirlwind of activity and celebration.  I thought I would share a little of my weekend with you and I hope you had a great time with your family too. Friday afternoon started the whirlwind of activities.  Not only was it the last day of school for Lily and the rest […]

Return to Blogging.

Today marks a very important day for me – today I return here to my blog.  After my depression posts – I knew I needed to take some time off to re-center myself and to work on some issues.   Today I fell ready to return and to refocus on this part of the Journey […]

Runners High and depression.

Last week I dove into the difficult topic of depression and anxiety.  Today I want to talk a little about some of the techniques I use to help cope with my issues.  I have always known that exercise a great way to assist in raising ones spirits but I wasn’t very good at putting that […]

Depression and Anxiety

I have never been one to shy away from the truth.  I have depression and anxiety – it is a daily struggle and it is something that many people deal with on a daily basis.  I am not ashamed to admit that I deal with these two problems. Many people assume depression means being sad […]

Five Things Friday

So I am back with another 5 Things Friday.  Pumpkin – yes, I love almost all things pumpkin in the fall, always have.  But my love does not extend to pumpkin coffee, give me breads, candles, etc but not coffee. I have eaten almost an entire bag of cookies this week.  I stress eat people […]