The Perfect Body

Every morning I wake up, go to the bathroom, and weigh myself. The number that appears on the scale determines my worth and my mood for that day. I wish my morning routine was an uncommon one, but it's not. I know incredibly smart, beautiful and kind women who berate themselves daily based on a…

No Poo Experiment

I recently listened to a podcast about Jessica Alba's book "The Honest Life" in which she discusses reducing the use of chemicals in beauty products. When the podcast ended, I went to my bathroom and investigated a few of my products. I have always been aware that shampoo and conditioner had a lot of chemicals…

Time for Action

There comes a point when one must realize that more knowledge is not the answer. Reading yet another self-help book isn't going to fix anything if you aren't willing to set the boundaries, address your trauma, and say the hard things. Watching another decluttering video isn't going to clean your house for you. You have…

The Habit of Self-care

I don't take care of myself. I realized this two days ago when I started to feel sick, which I'm attributing to being overtired. I'm a people pleaser, my love language is acts of service, and I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so I'm known to go and go and go until I fall out…

The Observers

My in-laws are lovely individuals. They are generous people who are always quick to pick up the tab. Givers of expensive gift cards on birthdays and Christmas. Brilliant professionals that enjoy conversations about a vast array of topics. If you met them you would find them easy to talk to and you might assume that…

What if I just…

What if I just... Flossed everyday Said "no" more often Saved more money Exercised more Did something fun instead of laundry Read fiction instead of self-help Stopped striving for perfection Stopped caring what other people think Did the things that make me happy, even for just one day Stopped thinking about the past and future…

Frugal Win of the Week

My frugal win of the week borders on the line of being a complete cheapskate but I could not care less. In my pantry were a few remaining handfuls of Halloween candy which found their way into plastic Easter eggs for my kiddo's Easter basket. Think she knew her mommy was a repurposing genius this…

Social Media Experiment Results

I've successfully completed my first Less For Now Challenge! In my post It’s Time I Stop Lying To Myself I discussed my reasons for doing this challenge, with the main one being that I wanted to improve the way I spend my time. So, for one month I eliminated all social media from my life. The…