Dear Ex-Husband


Lifestyle

Today is the day we are officially divorced. And I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for making me grow up. I met you when I was 20. I was a little girl. I was already broken, to be honest, and it didn’t take much for you to learn which pieces of me were […]

September 7, 2018

Being a Solo Parent – Sick Days


Lifestyle

WTF WORLD? Letting Solo Parents get Sick? Give me a BREAK! COME ONNNNNNN! How cute, you thought this was a post about being a solo parent while your kid is sick? Because moms don’t get sick, right? *Rolls my eyes so much they almost roll into the next room* I’ll have you know that even my […]

September 3, 2018

It Comes in Waves – What my PTSD Feels Like


Lifestyle

Trigger Warning Imagine I am a city. A great beautiful city that is thriving, bright and boisterous. There are some cracks, crime, and flaws in the city, but for the most part, this city is absolutely grand. Then, one day, an earthquake hits. It’s little, almost unnoticeable. It’s over before I know it and I […]

April 26, 2018

Recipe – 5 Tasty Juices to Meal Prep


Recipes

A few months back my sister gave me a Breville Juicer. I know, she’s only the best sister ever. For a long time I only used it to make juices for Gregory so that we could cut out all the extra sugar he consumes through juice boxes and juice from concentrate. This last month and […]

April 6, 2018

10 Hiking Essentials


Lifestyle

So you want to start hiking. Either solo, with a loved one or with a little one, like I do. That‘s great! I am very excited for your new adventures and hopefully new lifetime hobby. But before you hit the trails, I wanted to share with you 10 Hiking essentials you should probably have on […]

March 30, 2018

Book Club – I’m Thinking About Dating Again


Lifestyle

This months book club theme is “I’m thinking about dating again”, you can look forward to several great books that focus on romance for you adults. Usually, I include a section for kids books, but considering the topic and material I am going to discuss, I thought maybe it is not so appropriate this month. […]

March 23, 2018

Thoughts on Dating after Domestic Abuse


Lifestyle

Trigger Warning I fled abuse in October 2016 and have been single and celibate ever since. Recovery takes time, and I had no intention to jump back into another relationship. Plus, technically, I’m still married. And although I won’t ever be going back to that marriage, it feels like I’m breaking my vows. And I’m […]

March 16, 2018

February 2018 – Gregory’s First Trail Running Race


Lifestyle

Finally, a month that didn’t speed by like a hummingbird in flight. February was kind to me, although it seemed that everyone was sick at some point or another. Gregory and I managed to visit my best friend and her cousins over family day weekend for what we called it a ‘kid-cation’. We also ran […]

March 9, 2018

Fitview – Island Girl Dance Fitness Workout with Kili


Fitness

It’s time for a new Fitview – Fitness Review on a workout DVD. Actually, 2 workout DVD’s. I had so much fun with Kili that I hope you seek her out and workout, Hawaiian Style. Today I wanted to share with you some of my experience working out Hawaiian style following along to Island Girl […]

March 7, 2018

February 2018 Rad Book Recommendation


Lifestyle

Welcome back to another Rad Book Recommendations from my little family to yours. I’ve got to play catch up a little here as I’ve been binging audiobooks late at night when my insomnia strikes. A short 5 hours audiobook can help pass the night or lull me back to sleep in a pinch. But let’s […]

February 16, 2018

Short Story – A Water Bearer and his Pots


Lifestyle

I’ve recently graduated my pre-employment program and have been going through my binder of handouts I was given while attending. The program is first and foremost aimed at women who face barriers obtaining a job as a result of abuse and other major life struggles. Perfect for me who hasn’t worked for about 4 years […]

February 7, 2018

Health – 6 Sleeping Habits to Combat Insomnia


Lifestyle

I’ve suffered from insomnia most of my life. The last time I was in a transition house I went nearly 2 weeks sleeping about 1-3 hours a night. I was going a little crazy and after a trip to a psychologist and public health nurse, I was given some ideas on how to create healthy […]

January 30, 2018

Lifestyle – Going Minimalist


Lifestyle

Starting your life over after fleeing abuse means that you are literally starting your life over from square one after abuse. I had nothing but a few bags full of clothes and prized possessions. This was very upsetting in many aspects, but also provided me with an opportunity. It gave me the opportunity to start […]

January 20, 2018