motherhood, On a serious note., Recovery from addiction

A Collection of Soul-Feeding Links to Follow, BEFORE You Lose Your Mind.

Hey friends! I've been hiding one of my truths from you guys, and I didn't want to voice it until I had a solution.  Thanks to a suggestion from one of my supporters, Tara, I think I've found it. I've been carrying a tremendous amount of guilt lately.  I speak openly and honestly about addiction,… Continue reading A Collection of Soul-Feeding Links to Follow, BEFORE You Lose Your Mind.

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My “Ah-S**t” Moment.

Hey everyone! So I haven't written in a bit and my fingers have been itching to get some thoughts down on paper.  Whew, what a crazy week it's been, huh? Since I posted my "Eyebrow Stamp" video on my Facebook Page, things have been poppin' off!  I have gained like 700 something new followers and… Continue reading My “Ah-S**t” Moment.

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I Applaud You, Mother Hustler.

Hey friends! You know that moment, when your walking through the mall, minding your own business, and all the sudden in your peripheral vision you see a person beginning to approach you from a kiosk.  You try to avoid eye contact and pick up the pace of your step, in an attempt to visually convey the… Continue reading I Applaud You, Mother Hustler.

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7 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Parent, That I Wished I’d Known Sooner.

According to Wikipedia.org, the definition of "parenting" is as follows: "Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood." Jesus, that sounds serious. I mean, that's a lot of responsibility, and since it's my job to "support" and… Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Parent, That I Wished I’d Known Sooner.

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A Quick Easter Message To Moms In Early Recovery.

Happy Easter my wonderful friends! As I sat on the couch and watched my kids running around this morning, my heart filled with gratitude, my mind began wandering. I began thinking about all of the moms in recovery, who are working to rebuild their lives, piece by piece. The moms who didn't have the opportunity… Continue reading A Quick Easter Message To Moms In Early Recovery.

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A Letter To My Pregnant Self About Having A Baby. (With Pictures)

  Hey Tiff, Congrats on the news! Woohoo! A baby. Terrifying, amirite? Listen, I know right now you are a bundle of nerves.  You are currently experiencing every emotion known to man and are in desperate need of guidance.  Since Mom is in heaven, (and we obviously can't call her there, which is stupid) I… Continue reading A Letter To My Pregnant Self About Having A Baby. (With Pictures)

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How I Snapped Out Of My “Lazy Housewife” Funk.

I've always believed in being transparent.  Honesty is key for growth.  So if I am being honest with you (and myself),  on a scale of 1-10, I am at about a 5 on the "awesome housewife" scale right now. I have been sllllllacking.  I can't pin point how, when, or why it started, but you can bet your ass… Continue reading How I Snapped Out Of My “Lazy Housewife” Funk.

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In Case No One Has Told You Lately, You. Are. Amazing.

From one mother to another, I have some things I feel the need to share with you.  They are coming from a place of love, and complete understanding.  I hear the deep sighs and I see the tired look in your eyes, and I believe you are long overdue for some appreciation, so here it… Continue reading In Case No One Has Told You Lately, You. Are. Amazing.

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Putting My Own Oxygen Mask On, First.

  Today, while on all fours searching for Chloe's binky under the couch for the 4th time today; I had a revelation. I don't even know who I am anymore. Seriously.  I've gotten into this routine, where my new normal is being the caretaker for 3 children, (4-if we count my husband).  I spend my days… Continue reading Putting My Own Oxygen Mask On, First.

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Too tired to think of title.

Hello my friends.  So, to be completely honest with you, the last thing I wanted to do today was write.  The reason being - I am freakin' exhausted.  However my husband is watching basketball; and I've already seen this episode of Shark Tank twice, so I figured I'd hop on here and tell you about what's… Continue reading Too tired to think of title.

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Cheap Indoor Activities For Kids, For Moms Who Suck At Pinterest.

zaIt's Saturday and you've got big plans for the day, you are taking your rambunctious, restless, energetic kids to the park. As you start getting their shoes on to head out the door;  you hear the first few drops of rain falling from the sky and landing on your front stoop.  You glance out the window in terror… Continue reading Cheap Indoor Activities For Kids, For Moms Who Suck At Pinterest.

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10 Things I Didn’t Anticipate With Having 2 Under 2.

Hello my friends! I almost didn't make it.  Between driving around listening to the 'Frozen' soundtrack while looking at Christmas lights and hand-washing my husbands work uniforms in the bathtub (because our friggin washer broke), this almost became a "Terrible Mom Tuesday" blog. But here I am! With 2 & 1/2 hours to spare. Anyway,… Continue reading 10 Things I Didn’t Anticipate With Having 2 Under 2.

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Dear Technology: You Are Kinda Ruining My Life.

Listen guys, I'm a little sad.  It's a strange kind of sad, almost like mourning.  It's like when you drop your favorite coffee mug, and it cracks.  You may be able to glue it back together, but the truth is, despite your best efforts, you know it will never be the same. I have that exact… Continue reading Dear Technology: You Are Kinda Ruining My Life.

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Well Hello PPD, I Wasn’t Expecting You.

Don't you just hate that feeling of dreading going to sleep, because you know the next day, you have to wake up and take care of your children? You know your newborn is gonna be there when you get up, looking at you and crying, and want to be fed and have her diaper changed, your toddler is going… Continue reading Well Hello PPD, I Wasn’t Expecting You.

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I have a bonus daughter…

Happy Monday friends! I wanted to take an opportunity to talk about being a step parent, and what it means to me. I have a 6 year old bonus daughter.  I don't like calling her a stepdaughter.  The term "step parent" has never made much sense to me.  I find that perhaps "Step-up Parent" would… Continue reading I have a bonus daughter…

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Men, don’t say I never gave you anything…

If you are a Male, you should read this. If you are a Female, you should share it with a Male. Just saying. So, today, as I walked passed my garbage can, I looked down and admired the sheer focus and determination it must have required my husband ( as well as a few small children who… Continue reading Men, don’t say I never gave you anything…

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This is your brain on drugs…

Mom Blog Monday! Let's talk about drugs mannnn! So check it out. Here is something you probably didn't know.  The human brain doesn't fully mature biochemically until between the ages of 24 to 26. So basically this means, up until this point, the part of your brain that handles decision making is not fully formed, (which… Continue reading This is your brain on drugs…

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Fundraisers & Ghost Pants

  Happy Monday Friends!!! I think Monday is gonna be my blog day.  It's perfect because Mondays usually consist of me sitting around, staring at my messy house, repeatedly saying, "Alright Tiff, refresh Facebook ONE more time, then if there's nothing new, get up and clean".  Before I know it, my husbands' walking in the… Continue reading Fundraisers & Ghost Pants

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I almost messed up, BAD.

This is my first ever blog post! Super exciting stuff.  This sight suggested my first blog be about why I decided to start blogging. Which is a great idea, but, no.  Mainly because there isn't any cool story behind it. I was sitting in my living room and thought "Hey, I should blog!". The end.… Continue reading I almost messed up, BAD.