Mommamia Kind of Summer

This summer has been all about mirroring and teaching social skills. My kids are way more social than i have ever been. With good reason. Haha.

We have been working on including others, working out disagreements and we have been having so much fun doing it!

We live in a community complex with tons of neighbors within arms reach. Some obvious goods and bads come with living so close to others however there are plenty of great things including other children. My three children get along well with others.

Here are some little tips and tricks to find teachable momments in your summer.

– water play can bring so much joy, sprinklers, and water tables are totally our thing this summer

– building forts, building any sort of structure with household materials and objects

– uno!! Board games like twister and chess

Anything you do with children can bring you the most joy as well as bring them great pleasure. Being outside is a bonus and staying grounded will help everyone feels their best.

What In The Holy Grail Is This?

Depression has clouded my thoughts since I can remember, it becomes a downward spiral, in every way. It affects your ability to be motivated and inspired with life, you become numb to everyone and everything, keeping the thoughts of nothingness of self centered in the mind and unable to block them out.

There is a feeling in the gut that is like a knawing feeling at your very soul. The pits of your body hurt for no reason, you have no energy. It is awful. It can last for different amounts of time depending on the circumstances going on in my life.

Depression is certainly different for everyone however, very few things are the same for everyone struggling with depression, we all feel disconnected within ourselves and the world.

It’s important to stay grounded in faith and hope that you will surpass this hard time.

Common signs of depression:

• Lack of energy
• Lack of interest in things you used to love to do
• Less hygenic
• Anxiety
• Lack of sleep, fatigue
• Loss of appetite
• Racing negative thoughts
• Isolation

There are clinics and doctors in every town ready to help you if you need help. Please don’t hesitate to see someone for guidance.

Everyone experiences depression differently, everyone can be helped. I would love to be able to sit and talk with everyone struggling with their depression. I struggle and have helped and been helped to get where I am today, from suicidal thoughts to feelings of unworthiness. Everyone deserves to live in peace.

Wild Little Hearts

Why can’t I seem to be like what I need my kids to be. Kinds, sincere. I possess this dark meanness that comes out when I get uncomfortable or feel like I may get hurt.

I want them to feel the wind between their hair and sand on their toes. I want them to cherish each other and give the world to one another.

Self sabotage is real, its what comes at me when im happy and content in life. My life hasnt ever been easy, or mediocre. It is a ball of continues rolls down hills from highest mountain tops.

My whole life I was made to feel that I need to do more or be more in order to be loved, now that I am loved without borders, I don’t know how to receive it. I am not sure how to get those thoughts of disappointment and self-doubt out of my mind. All we have is time.

Been A Minute

When do you know that you need a break from something? Is it when you get headaches, anxiety, and shut down? Do you let it get that far? Burn out is real, and I hope anyone feeling unlike their regular self will check in and see that they need a time out.

Personally, I tend to retrack to my household routine and keep in sync with my needs at the time. There are times I want to just run away, but see that will never be an option. Living with daily battles inside and out has a great power of knocking me off my feet. Daily. Living with mental illness and two autistic children and one non autistic child. It leaves no room for imaging anything different. I am grateful.

There are great ways to stay balanced in life with great struggles on the daily;

– Listening to music is soothing for the soul. There are earphones, speakers, and music apps you can use offline. Laying down and having music on your ears is some kind of relaxing.

– Putting a pen to a paper or a finger to a notepad app is lethagic. Get those thoughts put of your mind. It releases it into the universe and you can expect great returns in form of guidance and hope.

– Find a hobby, something to keep your mind and hands busy, of body busy. It can be anything that keeps you busy while bringing joy to your life.

– Remember not all stress is bad stress. Every day is a new day to try again.

Summer Lovin’

The best part about summer is the heat and sunshine, no doubt. In Canada we have short but beautiful summers, full of fresh air and full beaches.

Something we also have plenty of are mosquitos and flying insects that bite. It natural part of outdoors however we can curve them naturally. Some people use chemicals and energy to zap those little buggers. I chose to plant some anti bug plants in my yard in order to keep the biting bugs away.

This year, I will be planting lavender and lemongrass in buckets with drainage holes. It will eliminate the number of harmful chemicals around my kids and animals while delivering a beautiful bouquet.

We are lovers and bees and what they do, online you can order free seeds in most places or find a community library and ask if they have any seeds to give away. You can end up with a beautiful landscape.

Reblog : Loyal Brave and True (To Myself)

Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, sexual immorality, debauchery, dissension, and jealousy. Romans 13:13 Photo by Olya Kobruseva on With all that is happening around me, I try to remain loyal, brave, and true (thanks Mulan😊) to myself and my daily values. Since childhood, after disappointments and betrayals […]

Loyal Brave and True (To Myself)

We Are Grown

As grown people we should not be worrying about what others are doing. We should be living our best lives, essentially.

How come we assume what others are feeling about us? Is it supposed to affect our confidence or self esteem? It is only important if it had dire consequences, really.

Many people live in this bubble of ‘what ifs’ and “why it can happen’.

I believe it is important to live your own life and stay in your own lane, so to say.

If you think someone is thinking negatively of you, just be honest. Opening up to someone can help you rid of thise yucky thoughts and feelings. Everyone should want to empower and encourage individually in one another.

Just Grow It

What season is it?! Oh we know what season it is! It is Spring time.

Spring bring upon us some magical growing opportunities. Either pro or beginner and everywhere in between can grow something from the ground up.

In the past I was too busy to focus on gardening and planting outdoors. A couple of years ago i started growing indoors and it has changed my life completly. I suffer from bad anxiety and depression and growing has been a sort of therapy none the less.

This year i have expanded my scope and i have grown sunflowers, for my daughters class to use as an experiment. My kids have always been welcome to help me with my non-cannabis plants and flowers. If you cant do, then teach.

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