Darkside, Lady Mae

Battling Depression: I Have Won So Far

Depression is an illness. I've dealt with it almost my entire life. There are critical defining points of my life. Some periods of darkness were harder than others. No matter what I've felt I have made it through those times. I've grown and learned more about myself and I've grown stronger each time. If you… Continue reading Battling Depression: I Have Won So Far

Relationships

Fair Fighting: Steps to Resolution

I HATE fighting. I'm so much more of a peacekeeper than a fighter. But if need be I will fight like a lioness for myself and loved ones. I also tend to get overly emotional when fighting and I hate that - Mr. Nerd hates seeing me cry. So, all in all, we feel like… Continue reading Fair Fighting: Steps to Resolution

Relationships

You Can’t Fight Fire With Fire: Fight as a Team

I HATE fighting. I'm so much more of a peacekeeper than a fighter. But if need be I will fight like a lioness for myself and loved ones. I also tend to get overly emotional when fighting and I hate that - Mr. Nerd hates seeing me cry. So, all in all, we feel like… Continue reading You Can’t Fight Fire With Fire: Fight as a Team

Self Care

How you can use a Bullet Journal

I'm not normally a fad follower. Occasionally I do get on a bandwagon or two, but I try to keep true to myself. A Bullet Journal is one that I have embraced easily this last 6 months. “The best time to begin keeping a journal is whenever you decide to.” ― Hannah Hinchman, A Life… Continue reading How you can use a Bullet Journal

Relationships

Toy for a Baby: Wiggle Worm’s Favorites

Looking for a toy for your new child, grandchild or maybe nibling? (That's the gender neutral for niece or nephew.) I want to share with you the toys that have been Wiggle worms' favorites over the last year. We live in a really rural area and try to not go to any big stores like… Continue reading Toy for a Baby: Wiggle Worm’s Favorites

Homemaking

Planting the Garden: An update on Expansion

Its been almost a month since we started the garden on our land. Immediately I faced challenges but there's been progress. It rained for almost a whole week on and off, but with the clay soil, it turned it to this sludge that was worse than the hard dry ground. Also, we had to redo… Continue reading Planting the Garden: An update on Expansion

Financial

How You can Spend less While Grocery Shopping

I've shared how we budget each month and I've given you a glimpse of my kitchen pantry. Now I want to share how I'm able to stay under budget almost every shopping trip. Each payday, bi-weekly Fridays, I go to the bank and withdraw $200. I then go shopping on the following Mondays. Most times… Continue reading How You can Spend less While Grocery Shopping

Lady Mae

Hope for the Sleepless

Wiggle worm is a year old now. That's twelve months of Co-sleeping (because he won't sleep alone) breastfeeding with no breaks (cause he stopped taking a bottle entirely by 8 weeks old) and napping in my arms or on my chest each day cause he wouldn't sleep alone. It has caused stress and frustration on… Continue reading Hope for the Sleepless