Category: faith

Why I decided to stop smoking weed

Why I decided to stop smoking weed

The last night I smoked pot was the night my husband announced he didn’t want to be with me anymore. Just give me a year to get on my feet, he said. As I heard the words come out of…

Why mommy bloggers never talk about life with teenagers

Why mommy bloggers never talk about life with teenagers

I recently read this post titled I worry for Mommy Bloggers from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary. Being a self-proclaimed “mommy blogger turned lifestyle blogger”, the title naturally piqued my interest. She talks about how a mommy blogger has it…

Valentine’s Day Printable: Love One Another

Valentine’s Day Printable: Love One Another

Make your own Valentine’s Day cards with this free heart printable. I remember Valentine’s Day from a young girl’s perspective. I took great pains to write out all of my little pink cards emblazoned with hearts in my best penmanship,…

Art is a form of worship

Art is a form of worship

I belong to a church that goes to great lengths to speak to people exactly where they are in life. I’ve been to churches where everyone functions under a shroud of falseness. I’ve been to crazy churches where people are…

Blended family woes once again

Blended family woes once again

A bittersweet milestone happened in our lives recently. We have fulfilled our child support obligation. Exhale. Nineteen long years of contributing to my stepson’s life. Four years of contributing voluntarily and fifteen years of being strong-armed by the State of…

The special kiss

The special kiss

To me, the most tender, the most romantic kisses are the ones my husband plants on my forehead. I don’t exactly know why, but it makes me feel treasured and special. I have a small collection of photos with those…

Three things for Christmas

Three things for Christmas

Three very humble, very simple gifts for our children will be under the tree this Christmas. I agonized over the fact that I couldn’t shower my lovely babies with a ton of gifts for Christmas this year. I felt discouraged,…

Free lunch

Free lunch

Growing up, my Nana used to get the government cheese. I remember standing in line alongside her at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She would get that big ole block of free cheese and we would be on our way. I…

Light up the darkness.

Light up the darkness.

It was a typical Sunday afternoon. We’re home from church, lunch has been devoured. Michael decided to make some homemade mango ice cream with the girls. Our boys, however, were in the living room, blasting music from my ipod. They…

2010 and a few revelations…

2010 and a few revelations…

2009. It kinda sucked butt just like 2008. This being the first week in, I thought I’d reflect on several things. I won’t say I’ll resolve to do anything…at this point I’m just reflecting. I’ve realized that I have to…