Self Care

Why I Don’t Regret My BIG Mistake & How I Moved Forward

Regret isn’t anything new these days. Everyone has them. Regret that you said something mean about a coworker; Regret that you ate that extra sugary donut this week; Or regret that you didn’t give that woman you passed that compliment. Big or little. Regret comes to many in different ways and sizes. But it's moving… Continue reading Why I Don’t Regret My BIG Mistake & How I Moved Forward

Homemaking

Stocked Pantry: Beginning Guide to Food Storage

Food storage is a concept that without context could be taken the wrong way. Either you're a crazy survival prepper and have a bunker full of food or you have absolutely nothing in your pantry. Growing up in an LDS home we had a mix of both, Mom had canned flour and sugar and other… Continue reading Stocked Pantry: Beginning Guide to Food Storage

Self Care

Self-care: My Great Awakening

“Most survivors tend to be the caregiver rather than the care-receiver. We tend to be good at being spouses and parents, anticipating our loved one's needs, going the second mile when it came to self-sacrifice. But seldom can we ask our loved ones to give to us. We fool ourselves into believing we don’t need… Continue reading Self-care: My Great Awakening

Financial

Wedding Budget: How We Tied the Knots Under $2000

Valentine's day was this month! Love is in the air! Hopefully, someone out there got their rock! With that in mind, I want to share with you how we made our wedding day special with a budget of $2,000. I don't have the exacts anymore and prices probably have changed at least a bit over… Continue reading Wedding Budget: How We Tied the Knots Under $2000

Darkside

Knowledge is Power: Understanding Rape

The world is not perfect. It's not a peaceful place. Most days we go about doing the best we can to carve out happiness. For some people that can be very hard. The hard honest truth is that out in the world there are people that do not try to do their best. They prefer… Continue reading Knowledge is Power: Understanding Rape

Relationships

Wiggle-worm’s Birth: On His Own Schedule

The birth of our son was an adventure. Something I'm not going to forget anytime soon. I want to share our story with all the other moms and mothers-to-be looking for advice or experiences. Now to get our point of view I need to share some factors in play. My side of the family seemed… Continue reading Wiggle-worm’s Birth: On His Own Schedule