Patience 

Patience can empower you, but a total lack of it can destroy you.

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What becoming an unexpectant mother taught me about self-care.

Having a newborn in your home full-time when you weren't exactly planning on having one is a jolt to your reality.

A Letter To My Daughter

I wrote this a long while ago with the anticipation of giving it to a child of my own one day when the time was right. Right now, I’m a stepmom of two teens and foster mom to a newborn, so they’re at very different stages of their lives and I would love to also share it with them.

Change is guaranteed.

I haven’t been the best wife and partner, honestly. And this is the story about how I’m going to change that. 

I want to be my own success story.

Who knows what brought you here. Maybe you're one of two or three people that aggressively follow my journey (I love y'all) because they genuinely feel invested in it and me. Maybe you're a total stranger. Maybe you're someone who lurks in my social media but we've never (or barely have) hung out offline. Whatever … Continue reading I want to be my own success story.

The Fix Your Hot Mess Challenge: Phase One

The first objective of the "Fix Your Hot Mess Challenge" is ensuring your home is a positive and welcoming space for you. For some of us, that's not a big challenge, especially if someone in the home (or yourself) has a more organizational bone. But for those of us who struggle in that department, it's a biggie.

Life, As Told By Sara (Chapter 8)

That's a large part of why I am uncomfortable talking about what goes on in my life when I don't look at the root cause of what limits me. I am morbidly obese and have yet to honestly do something about it. 

Life, As Told By Sara (Chapter 7)

May 3rd, 2018 Six years ago today I met my (now) husband in person. We were already friends for a couple years prior to that. It was the most unforgettable trip in the sense that I wasn't at all nervous and embraced the whole process. I had never gone on such an extensive trip by … Continue reading Life, As Told By Sara (Chapter 7)

Hearts & WiFi: Part 1

Fiona blindly tried to switch on her phone from beneath her plush throw and groaned at the time. It felt like Friday, but of course, it was only Tuesday and she had spent a lot more time chasing a client deadline than she normally cared to. She had fallen asleep on the chaise part of … Continue reading Hearts & WiFi: Part 1