The Last…

It’s almost spring! February was a busy but productive month for me. I set lots of goals and accomplished most of them and for that, I am excited and proud. The biggest one is that I started taking clients for my home organizing business (and finding childcare for Shep while I start doing so). Yep, …

The Best New Things I’ve Done Lately for My Mental Health

I have been dealing with heightened anxiety and depression since Shepherd was born. I believe I’ve probably always dealt with these things but certain life circumstances or situations really bring them to the light and amplify them. Here are two things that have helped me lately: Stopped drinking alcohol almost entirely.Started taking St. John’s Wort. …

Four Weeks With Shep

Shepherd James Bell, SJB, has been with us now for four weeks! To say it’s been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Lots of days have been trying and have resulted in lost patience or frustration or overwhelming anxiety. I’ve had my share of sob sessions. Some for good reasons, some probably for no reason …

2020: Lost a lot but we gained more

2020, it’s been a strange year. Ups and downs. Toilet paper and meat shortages (which, PSA, you can survive off zero meat, folks, but zero TP, I don’t want to try). We’ve evaluated our lives and then reevaluated them. Tried to figure out what the eff is happening. Who we are and what was going on. It truly was a year unlike any other I’ve seen (and hopefully ever see again).