The Christmas Schedule

Is your holiday schedule anything like this ?
I still love it but….wow.


Christmas shopping (mom) confessions 

I love Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday. I like it better than my own birthday, mostly because my husband and kids forget my birthday almost every year because none of them have Facebook. My first name is Joy and there is always things that have my name on them this time of year, which I…

Hope for Healing

Here is what’s important to know -my husband knows all that I’m about to say. He’s well aware and a ok with it. Now with that out of the way I’ll continue.  Love is strange. In my life I can say I’ve been in love twice and both items were very different. I’ve had lots…

A Bird in the Hole 

When my two oldest kids were young we lived with my parents. I moved out of my duplex with my (then) husband and into my parents home. My youngest was 18 months when I left and my oldest was two. I’ve said this a few times before but just in case you don’t follow and…

Wonder Woman versus the Instapot 

When people post their daily schedule on Facebook I typically laugh not only is it kinda silly but also because I think, “that’s it? That’s all you did today? And you’re complaining? Or proud? That’s a poor attempt to take on the day!” This isn’t a debate about Facebook posts though. Post whatever. Facebook is…

What love looks like 

I was seventeen the first time my mom nearly died. She had a reaction to a medication that left her in a hospital for issues for days. It was ultimately decided that chronic pancreatitis was the culprit of the long term side effects. I remember my dad waking me past midnight, “your is mom sick….

Curly hair, Do care

Once in high school I had a guy think it was funny to ask why I had pubic hair on my head. Everyone laughed including my friends. I was 14. I was no longer friends with the ones that laughed. Once I had a guy tell me we couldn’t continue to see me because, “girls…

Horrible Halloween

Two Supermen and the mom that finally chose to play the part of a lady.

Why (ALMOST) everything is an MLM

I work for a multilevel marketing company. (Screams in distance, horrifying shrieks of terror, people scattering in every single direction) and even if you own your own company you also work for an MLM company.

Unanswered Prayers

Once Upon A Time…. Beginning in second grade I was a devoted wanna be girlfriend of what I thought was the hottest guy in class. I attended a small, quaint school where a large class size was twenty two students and the whole school was well under two hundred students. The teachers were actually great…