What a Mistake feels like when you have Anxiety

Most all of you who read our blog regularly know that I suffer from anxiety. Typically, I have my anxiety well managed and can keep it in check; however, when I deal with a particularly bad episode, I am reminded of just how hard I fight on some days. For the last 7-10 days, I have…

Breakfast of Love

I always have cute ideas that pop into my head. Today’s bright idea was that I’d use cookie cutters to cut heart shapes into scrambled eggs cooked in the pan. Notice there are no pictures of those eggs? I said they were cute ideas, I didn’t say they always work. 😉 After the eggtastrophe, I…

A Dog’s Hearing

My dogs like to pretend they can’t hear me. I swear they do. I tell them to get off the deck and they stand there. I say go play and they stand there. I walk away from the door turn my back for a second, and they get off the deck and go play. Turds….

B-A-N-A-N-A-S

I don’t buy bananas anymore. It may or may not be mostly because of my 5-year-old. You see, she swears she likes bananas, but no, she really doesn’t. Let me give you a little snapshot of a morning when she “likes” bananas.  When we have bananas in the house, I end up eating most of…

Dear Men, don’t call me a sandwich maker…

Dear Men,  Don’t call me a sandwich maker. In fact, don’t call any woman a sandwich maker. It’s rude.   I get it, you think you’re making a joke. News flash, it’s not funny.  I have been married for almost 16 years and never in 16 years has my husband ever used those words to…

Because Disney World

I would like to tell you all the story of my very first Disney experience while I was in line with my 5-year-old. Let me give you a little background first, so I can set the stage. We decided to spend Thanksgiving break with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. They live in Florida and are about…

Birth Control: More Than Preventing Pregnancies

There has been a lot of controversy in the country recently surrounding women’s rights. One of the issues that stands out to me is birth control. Under new legislation, birth control will no longer be covered by insurance. With this in mind, I thought I would share part of my story so someone out there…

I’m baaaack…ish

Hello, hello, hello, Helton peeps!! Yes, I am still alive. You wouldn’t know it from how little I’ve posted. Luckily, I have an amazing best friend who always manages to find time to blog during bouts of unmotivation from me. Friends, there’s no real excuse other than a slump. I’m in a big old sit…

Word to Your Mother…

Each year I try to pick a word to best fit what I want to accomplish in my life. This year, my word will be simplicity.   I want simplicity and authenticity in my relationships, my time, my own strength, and the world I have created for my children. I love big, I love hard. I…

Coconut Protein Cookies

Coconut Protein Cookies Oh.m.wow. These cookies. You guys, seriously. I found the original recipe for this at theheartysoul.com and fell in love. Start by mixing the following ingredients: 2 cups of shredded coconut flakes 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 honey 2-3 tbsp Water 1/2 cup protein powder 1 tsp vanilla It…

Homemade Egg Noodles

Homemade Egg Noodles Who doesn’t love homemade noodles? I know I do. Let’s be honest, if you went to dinner and the host told you the pasta was homemade, you would be super impressed.  Making homemade noodles sounds hella scary, but it’s actually hella easy. I won’t lie, rolling it out will give you a…