Thanksgiving 2017

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Since today is Thanksgiving, I wanted to take some time to slow down and reflect on the things I’m thankful for. This is something I haven’t taken the time to do since grade school (I’m kind of ashamed to say that actually).  Honestly, I never focus enough on the things that I’m thankful for. IT’s far too easy to focus on the negative things in life. Well, this year, I’m determined to focus on the good things in my life.

So here it is, a list of just a few things I’m very, very thankful for.

My little family

I know, this one was pretty predictable. but what can I say, I love my family 🙂

Obviously, I’m incredibly thankful for my partner Tyler, and our son, Walter. The two of you have healed me in ways you’ll probably never understand. I know I don’t say it nearly enough, but I love you, and I’m so unbelievably thankful for the two of you.

My work family

I’m so blessed to be able to work with so many incredibly strong woman. I’m thankful to have you ladies as my co-workers and I’m even more thankful to be able to call you my friends.

My mother and my mother-in-law

Mommy, I don’t think words can express how thankful I am for you. You’re my confidant, my therapist, and my best friend. I love you more than you’ll ever know. I’m so grateful you’re a part of my life.

Laurie, thank you for welcoming me into not only your home but also your family.  I know I’m not the best at showing it, but I love you so much, and I appreciate everything you’ve done for me.

You’re the strongest person I know. You don’t always see that, but I see it and I’m so thankful that I have someone like you to learn from.

Ending toxic relationships

I’m not going into too much detail because it’s still a holiday, and people are supposed to be happy on holidays 🙂

I’m thankful I learned my self worth, and finally chose my emotional well being over family. I’ll leave it at that.


I hope you all spend today surrounded by positivity and love. Eat lots of good food, and make sure you take a second to be thankful.


I’m Just an Okay Mom.


REAL MOMI haven’t posted in two weeks; sorry about that. I’ve been going back and forth with myself, trying to decide if I want to post this at all. However, I think it’s important to be honest with you guys. I think it’s even more important that I’m honest with myself, so here it goes. I’m not perfect. I’m not a perfect person, I’m not a perfect partner, I’m not a perfect mother and I’m okay with that.

So, to the moms who feel crappy  because their kid’s lunch wasn’t Pinterest worthy, or because they missed a parent-teacher conference, trust me we’ve all been there. To the mom’s who are about week behind on laundry and had to send their kid to the sitter’s wearing a dirty shirt, don’t freak out cause I’ve been there too mama. To the mom’s who have ever felt like a crappy mom just because they’re stressed and need some space, know that you’re not alone.

I know this post was short, I know this probably wasn’t what most of you were expecting.  So many people refuse to tell it like it is, especially when it comes to parenthood. It’s because people are afraid of what others will think. It’s because people are afraid of being thought of as a bad parent. Well, I’m over it. The truth is, being a parent can be the most incredible (and I mean truly incredible) experience, but sometimes it kinda sucks.

Like I said in the beginning, I’m here to be honest with you guys. I’m not aspiring to be the greatest at anything, I’m just doing the very best I can. It’s taken me a long time to get to this point in my life. I’m finally comfortable enough with myself to say, I’m the world’s “okayest” mom…and I’m fine with it.