Archive | October 2017

Life with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

It all came crashing down on March 12, 1998.  My ex-fiance and I had a horrible, nightmarish fight and broke off our engagement.  It was two months and four days before we were supposed to say, “I do.”  It was one of the worst days of my life.  I felt like I was in a black hole and that I would never get out.  I tried to take my life that night.  I had no idea how I would ever feel better.  Ever.  I was so ashamed, embarrassed, felt like such huge failure and had no idea what to do.  I felt so alone.

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Free Yourself from Stuff!

For the past few months, I have been using Marie Kondo’s tidying method, called Kon Mari, to go through and clean out the extra stuff in our home.  It has been an incredible experience so far and very liberating!  I had heard about this method of cleaning about a year ago.  I tucked it way in the back forty of my brain and low and behold, forgot about it!  LOL!  You ever do that?  Me?  All.the.time!!

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As a Stay at Home (and now Homeschooling) Mom, I Needed More

As moms, we have a lot on our plates and often forget about ourselves. Before I got married and had children, I was a busy and successful career woman. Once we got married, I still worked and then when I got pregnant with our daughter, I was put on bed rest at 7 1/2 months. My husband and I were in agreement that once we had kids, I would stay at home with them.

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