I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Pt 2: Vulnerability

I was always shown the stoic, resilient, strong female, they are celebrated in our family (as they most definitely should be), but sometimes I wish I knew about their worries. Their fears, feelings of inadequacies, their challenges. Being pregnant with 16 children and birthing 11 healthy gives you some type of superhuman strength, but maybe…

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Why?

You ask me why,Why is the sky blue?Why do we breathe air?Why does my heart beat with excitement at the thought of you?Why do I feel nothing but security when I am in your arms?Why do your lips taste so good when ours meet?Why are the stars aligned? Why is the earth round? Why do…

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Finding Courage

This blog post came about in an interesting way, so the other day I was having a conversation with a friend who then said to me, “I wish I was as brave as you, you were unhappy in your personal situation and you decided to do something about it.” For a few seconds, I genuinely…

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I Hesitate

I hesitate, To tell you just how much you mean to me,For fear that you’ll know too much,I hesitate,To let you fully in because then you’ll be able to hurt me,I hesitate,Because being around you is a feeling I cannot describe,I hesitate,Because in all my life, I thought I had felt it all,But the feeling…

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Breaking Patterns

I’ll start off by saying, I never wanted to be a single mother (I’m sure not many people do), I always thought that when my time for motherhood would come about, I would be settled and in a long term and long lasting relationship. Yet, somehow in my core, I kind of knew I would…

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Loneliness

It’s kind of funny how it’s only in the dead of night,Your feelings of inadequacy creep in,You feel the walls closing in on you,And everything you think you know is questioned,Loneliness is a funny thing,It robs you of the joys in your life, even if they’re small,Feelings of being overwhelmed swirl in your mind,And you…

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I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Pt 1: Single Parenting

Parenting, parenting, parenting!!! Gah!! There is so much they don’t tell you in the books and so much you are constantly learning! A lot, they never tell you! Adding to that, doing it alone is whole other mental trip! This week on the blog, we’re launching a new mini series of things we wished someone…

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Me For Me

I am in the process of working on me,For me,Loving myself,For me,Accepting my flaws and working on growing into myself,For me,Becoming the best person I can be,For me,I am no longer living my life for someone else,I am no longer dulling my shine in order to make someone else comfortable,It is all for me,Trying to…

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Why We Still Blog

As our four year blogversary approaches, I thought it might be interesting to sit and think about the reason(s) why we still churn out a weekly blog and maybe think about, is anyone reading this mini blog anyways? Sometimes, it’s good to do some housecleaning and there’s simply no time like the present to do…

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Running

For a long time, all I did was run,Avoid my feelings, Mask the vulnerability and put on a brave face,Show the face I thought they wanted to see,Be strong, courageous and smile through the self-doubt,I didn’t need anyone, I had myself,No one could disappoint, if I didn’t let them get close enough to,So, I kept…

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