553862_10101003023909074_481952652_nThis is me (I LOVE sunflowers!).

Married to the man I waited my whole life to finally meet. Heartbreak upon heartbreak I prayed for him. I prayed so hard. And then on God’s time (not mine), He answered. Our story isn’t The Notebook (a girl can dream), but I believe our love is.

Mama to two little ones who have completely changed my world and transformed my heart. And while some (most) days, they drive me completely crazy, I am so incredibly blessed to be their mom.

Along with motherhood and writing, I’m also a small business owner (check out my business on Etsy: Let’s Get Chalky). My creativity runs deep and I owe that all to my do-it-all-Jack-of-all-trades mother. She could literally make a jaw dropping wreath out of toilet paper. Mad skills, love you mom.

If this were a Friends personality test I am Monica Geller without a doubt. I thrive on structure, schedules and routines. I have control issues, don’t we all? Or…maybe that’s just me! Either way, I’m as Type A as they come! However, I have whole heartedly accepted that God is in control, not me, but I need constant reminders of that (cue positive affirmation alerts that go off on my phone almost every hour: i.e. Let go and let God!). He is my rock. And whether or not you share this same view, just know that He loves you, even if you aren’t there yet. Check out my post to read more about my Catholic faith.

I have an unhealthy love of nail polish. I probably own 115 bottles (okay, my husband counted…I do own 115). So if you ever see me with my nails unpainted, you should probably ask if I’m okay (and give me a hug because I’m probably not).

I grew up in the 80’s when things were WAY cooler. Sorry, they just were. A time when technology barely existed and the world felt a little more safe (and a lot less judgmental).

Barbies and She-Ra,
Care Bears and Rainbow Brite,
Saturday morning cartoons and neighborhood nerf fights,
Fanny packs, scrunchies,
a rotary telephone that rings,
There were a few of my favorite things…

I struggle with anxiety and depression. It took a long time for me to tell anyone that let alone write about it. But I think the world needs it. The world needs to hear it. Especially those of us dealing with motherhood and mental illness. And if you’re apart of this world with me, I am here for you. I understand you. And know above all, this is only a part of you, it isn’t all of you.

Motherhood is tough. So tough. We are all doing the best that we can, but even on our best days they can still feel like the worst. As I share about my new adventures a mother and wife, I hope you find a comfortable place here to relate, rejoice, laugh and maybe even throw out an ‘Amen sister’. This is motherhood, and it’s definitely an adventure together.

Will you join me?



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